The Office of Grants provides leadership in developing and maintaining grant support at Aims. The Office assists the college in strategic grants planning, helps Aims faculty and staff develop competitive proposals, coordinates institutional approval of all grant and contract proposals submitted by Aims and provides support for grants management activities.
If you are faculty or staff and would like to apply for a grant or if you are an external
entity and would like to partner with Aims Community College on a grant, please contact:
Malone Miller, Grants Manager
This program is 100% funded by the Federal Government via the U.S. Department of Education to cover costs associated with coronavirus. Institutional portion funds may be used to defray expenses associated with coronavirus (including lost revenue, reimbursement for expenses already incurred, technology costs associated with a transition to distance education, faculty and staff trainings, and payroll), and to carry out student support activities authorized by the HEA that address needs related to coronavirus. Institutional funds may also be used to make additional financial aid grants to students.
The purpose of this program is to support college students whose lives have been impacted by the coronavirus and are facing financial challenges. This program is 100% funded by the Federal Government via the U.S. Department of Education. Institutions must make financial aid grants to students, which can be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), or child care. Unlike the CARES Act, the CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, and authorizes grants to students exclusively enrolled in distance education.
The funds have been allocated for expenditures associated with actions to facilitate compliance with COVID-19-related public health measures, including facilitating distance learning and social distancing for in-person contact hours, mitigating lost learning, and the provision of economic support in connection with the COVID-19 emergency to stimulate the economy by supporting Colorado’s workforce through increased student retention and completion.
The Colorado First Customized Training Program assists basic industry employers with short-term, fast-track training. This partnership strengthens the Colorado First Customized Training program goal: to promote and encourage the expansion of existing Colorado companies or location of new businesses in Colorado by providing training assistance. The Colorado Existing Industry Training Program was designed to help companies affected by major technological change to retrain their workers in the new skills required by that change. The job-specific skills training provided by the Existing Industry program helps to enhance job security for workers and competitive standing for their employers. At any point in time, Aims has multiple grants in this program, and we reapply each year.
The purpose of the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Matching Student Scholarship Grant is to increase the amount of scholarships available for post-secondary students in Colorado. Aims Foundation must match every dollar given by the State.
The Colorado Space Grant Consortium is funded by NASA and is a state-wide organization, led by University of Colorado Boulder and involving 21 colleges, universities and institutions around Colorado. The grant provides Colorado students exposure to space technologies through innovative courses, real-world, hands-on telescope and satellite programs, and interactive outreach programs.
The Colorado Space Grant Consortium is funded by NASA and is a state-wide organization involving 21 colleges, universities and institutions around Colorado. Each grantee provides Colorado students access to space through innovative courses, real-world hands-on telescope and satellite programs, and interactive outreach programs. The students interact with engineers and scientists from NASA and aerospace companies to develop, test, and fly new space technologies and to support our outreach and teaching programs.
The grant funds can be spent on any educational materials: books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and even electronic resources and databases, through June 2021. This year the Kiefer Library will expand the library eBook collection as well as support new courses.
The Colorado Student Relief Fund was created to award Emergency Relief aid to students who have not yet been awarded funds from the Higher Education Relief Fund (HEERF). Aims has allocated all of the funds to students for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.
Aims is partnering with the University of Northern Colorado to promote and support careers and student success in manufacturing technology degree programs. The goal of this project is to encourage a larger and more diverse population of high school students to consider careers in mechatronics and to better prepare students who enter this career path.
The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program provides need-based scholarships to students from one or more of the following non-traditional students populations: adults returning to college, veterans, former foster care youth, former juvenile justice youth, GED recipients.
The purpose of the Food Pantry Assistance Grant Program is to aid Colorado food pantries, such as Arty's Pantry, in the purchase of foods that better meet the needs of their clientele, which has expanded significantly as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. A secondary purpose of the grant program, is to create a new market opportunities for Colorado agricultural products and producers.
Aims Community College was awarded its second Open Educational Resources (OER) grant in two years from the Colorado Department of Higher Education to support the development of Free-to-Student (F2S) courses. F2S courses are designed with OER and other materials that do not have costs borne by students (e.g. library licensed content). This year's grant of $36,000 will pay faculty to develop five new or redesigned F2S courses and for two OER publishing projects.
Aims Community College was awarded its third Open Educational Resources (OER) grant in three years from the Colorado Department of Higher Education to support the development of Free-to-Student (F2S) courses. F2S courses are designed with OER and other materials that do not have costs borne by students (e.g. library licensed content). This year's grant of $26,000 will pay faculty to develop five new or redesigned F2S courses.
The goal of this program is to increase the number of adult learners with barriers to employment who complete the adult basic education program and attain their General Education Diploma (GED).
The purpose of this grant is to provide individuals with the academic and technical skills needed to succeed in a knowledge and skills-based economy. Perkins supports career and technical education that prepares students for post-secondary education and careers of their choice.
The grant will allow Pathway Advising to support the success of students with developmental needs by building the skills of academic advisors, improving data collection mechanisms, and connecting academic advisors and faculty to further skill development, share best practices, and forge a community of campus professionals with a shared goal of student success.
The grant will allow Aims Community College to partner with Employment Services of Weld County and retailers in Weld and Larimer counties to provide scholarships to a minimum of 12 individuals. These scholarships must be used to complete an industry specific certification or associate’s degree offered by Aims Community College. Scholarship cost per student is determined based on the type of industry specific certification or associate’s degree the student wishes to obtain.
A partnership between the Piton Foundation and the Colorado Community College System, Tax Help Colorado offers free tax preparation assistance to families who earn less that approximately $56,000 per year thus helping to ease the burden of commercial tax preparation costs for this group of tax payers.
The objectives of the program are to increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of 160 eligible students, and to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation students and students with disabilities.
The objectives of the program are to increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of 120 eligible students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM disciplines), and to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success in STEM of low–income and first-generation college students and students with disabilities.
This grant strengthens Aims’ efforts to ensure students experiencing food and financial insecurities have access to on-campus services and is an essential partnership to providing the necessary services to ensure student stability.
This partnership is with Greeley-Evans School District 6. This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.
This partnership is with the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado. Adult education and family literacy programs help Colorado adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.
The purpose of CAMP is to provide academic and financial support to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family complete their first year of college and continue in post-secondary education. This is a partnership grant. The lead is University of Colorado Boulder, BUENO Center.
This partnership is with Colorado State University. The Educational Opportunity Center program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of post-secondary education. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants.
The Greeley-Evans School District 6, in collaboration with Aims, is implementing a 7-year GEAR UP grant with the overarching goal of increasing the number of low-income students that graduate from high school prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. They serve over 1,700 students (87% low-income) who started in 6th and 7th grades from middle schools in Greeley-Evans Schools District 6. The two cohorts, currently 11th and 12th graders, attend four high schools in Greeley-Evans Schools District 6.
The purpose of this grant is to provide migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family a high quality instructional program that will allow them to attain their High School Equivalency diploma. This is a partnership grant. The lead is University of Colorado Boulder, BUENO Center.
This partnership is with Metro State University. The goal is to promote and support the identification and recruitment of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds into the health professions, including allied health, and transfer from Aims to MSU.
The P-TECH grant is an innovative partnership between the Greeley-Evans School District and Aims Community College, designed to promote advanced manufacturing concurrent enrollment programs.
In partnership with Colorado Department of Higher Education, CO HELPS is targeting 23 healthcare industry occupations, most in career clusters. This design will allow apprentices to stack their learning to move into higher-skilled jobs within an occupational cluster.
This partnership is with University of Northern Colorado. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.