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.
Whether you are faculty or staff and would like to apply for a grant, or you are an
external entity and would like to partner with Aims Community College on a grant,
Malone Miller, Grants Manager
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 its students both for post-secondary education and the careers of their choice. The federal contribution to career and technical education -- about $1.3 billion annually -- supports innovation and expands access to quality programs. State and local funding supports the career and technical education infrastructure and pays teachers' salaries and other operating expenses. This is a yearly renewing grant.
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 and to retrain their workers in the new skills mandated 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, we have multiple grants in this section, and we reapply each year.
The purpose of the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Matching Student Scholarship Grant is to increase the amount of scholarship giving available for post-secondary students in Colorado.
The Colorado Space Grant Consortium is funded by NASA and is a state-wide organization involving 21 colleges, universities and institutions around Colorado. The organization 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. Aims Community College will have eight students per semester participate in the consortium activities.
The State Grants for Libraries are provided by the Colorado State Library to enable public, school and academic libraries to obtain educational resources they would otherwise be unable to afford. To that end, the state will receive the corresponding benefits of a better educated and informed population. This is a yearly renewing grant.
The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship program serves the non-traditional student population (adults returning to college, veterans, former foster care youth, former juvenile justice youth, GED recipients), and is intended to help students who are able to demonstrate the need for financial assistance as they invest in themselves through continued education.
To address concerns regarding the increased cost of traditional textbooks and the impact of this factor on student success, Aims Community College (Aims) has identified increased adoption of OER as a Tactical Goal under its 5-year Strategic Plan (2018-2023).
The increasing pace of technology in manufacturing requires current-generation technology in the classroom. The Leprino Foundation grant funds will allow Aims Community College department of Industrial Technology to purchase, install, and train students on Human-Machine Interface equipment. These skills will prepare students/new hires to add value to the workforce.
Aims is implementing a three-year program with the overarching goal of increasing the number of low-income, low-literate adults attaining the literacy and numeracy skills needed to join the workforce and be successful in obtaining a self-sufficiency wage. It is a partnership between the College, Employment Services of Weld County, Right to Read and Educational Opportunity Center.
Taxpayers who earn less than $56,000 can get help preparing and e-filing their taxes for free at Aims through Tax Help Colorado, a program operating at numerous colleges statewide. Aims has helped more than 1,100 Weld County taxpayers claim more than $2 million in federal and state refunds in the last income tax filing season through the program. Students from Aims and the University of Northern Colorado, as well as community volunteers, will help with tax preparation this year. This is a yearly renewing grant.
This grant allows Aims 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.
This grant allows Aims Community College 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 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. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children
This partnership is with Right to Read. Adult education and family literacy programs helps Coloradan adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members and citizens. The adult education program offers academic instruction and educational services, up to the high school level, that increase an adult’s ability to read, write and speak in English and perform math and other activities. These supports are aimed at helping adults get the necessary skills in order to earn a secondary school diploma or its equivalent; transition to post-secondary education and training; and obtain employment.
The purpose of this grant is to provide migrant individuals with knowledge about attending college. This is a partnership grant, the lead is Colorado University at Boulder.
This partnership is with Thompson School District. The grant partnerships permits Aims concurrent enrollment students in Loveland the opportunity to also take part in apprenticeships.
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.
This grant allows Aims to collaborate with Colorado State University. The Educational Opportunity Centers 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. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in post-secondary education institutions.
The Weld County School District 6, in collaboration with Aims, proposes to implement 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 1,706 students (87% of which are low-income) - 834 6th grade Cohort students and 872 7th grade Cohort students in four middle schools (Brentwood, Franklin, Heath and John Evans) and four high schools (Greeley Central, Greeley West, Jefferson and Northridge).
The purpose of this grant is to provide individuals with knowledge about receiving their high school equivalency diploma. This is a partnership grant, the lead is Colorado University at Boulder.
The collaboration with Metro State University will focus on promoting and supporting the identification and recruitment of individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds into the health professions, including allied health. Our collective goal is to improve the retention, matriculation and graduation rates by implementing culturally and linguistically diverse programs designed to address the academic and social needs of disadvantaged students. We will provide opportunities for community-based health professions training in primary care that emphasize experiences in rural or under-served communities.
The Health Institute will coordinate the recruitment, advising, training and mentoring of health students to enable them to navigate the health education pipeline from classroom to career. We will educate a diverse health workforce through a whole-person approach to wellness that brings better health outcomes to all Coloradans, lowers health care costs and ensures health equity in all communities.
In partnership with Colorado Department of Higher Education, CO HELPS is targeting
23 healthcare industry occupations—most in career clusters in diagnostic services,
health infomatics, nursing and occupational/physical therapy. This design will allow
apprentices to stack their learning to move
into higher-skilled jobs within an occupational cluster.
Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. 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.