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,
Malone Miller, Grants Manager
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 State Grants for Libraries are provided to enable public, school, and academic libraries to obtain educational resources they would otherwise be unable to afford. Those educational resources are to support efforts to improve literacy and learning and other education-related needs identified locally.
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 Healthy Workplace Accelerator Grant will fund a ‘Calm/Quiet’ room on Aims campus.
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). Funding from this grant is used to provide stipends to faculty who develop OER materials.
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.
The Leprino Foundation grant funds will be used by Aims Community College department of Industrial Technology to purchase, install, and train students on Human-Machine Interface equipment.
The goal of this 3-year 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.
Taxpayers who earn less than $56,000 can get help preparing and e-filing their taxes for free at Aims through Tax Help Colorado. 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.
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 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 Thompson School District. The grant partnerships permits Aims concurrent enrollment students in Loveland the opportunity to also take part in apprenticeships.
This partnership is with Eaton School District. The grant partnership permits Eaton School District and Aims Community College to expand and innovate concurrent enrollment opportunities to qualified students.
This grant partnership allows the Greeley-Evans School District and Aims Community College to expand and innovate concurrent enrollment opportunities to qualified students.
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 2 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.