Catalog 2018-2019 
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Office of Grants

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Office of Grants

Aims Community College Office of Grants


5401 W. 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80634
Westview, Room 102D



Grants Manager:

Laura DaVinci

About the Office of Grants

The Office of Grants provides leadership in developing and maintaining grant support at Aims Community College. The Grants Manager oversees pre-and post-award activities. 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 Community College, and provides support for grants management activities.

Grant Development at Aims Community College

Those interested in submitting a grant proposal must contact the Grants Manager (see contact information). If you have ideas for grant-funded projects, please contact the Office of Grants for assistance in developing proposals. Alternately, if you wish to develop a proposal on your own, please contact the Office of Grants as early as possible in the proposal development process to allow time to obtain institutional approval.

Please see for more information on Aims policies and procedures related to proposal development and approval.

Current Major Grants at Aims Community College

TRiO Student Support Services (Classic and STEM), U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $2,294,197
Project Period: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2020

These grants will allow Aims Community College to increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of 280 eligible students.

Carl D. Perkins, U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $401,172
Project Period: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018

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. This is a yearly renewing grant.

Adult Education and Literacy Grant - Pathways to Success, Colorado Department of Education

Amount: $282,000
Project Period: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020

The goal of this program is to increase the number of adults attaining their literacy and numeracy skills needed to join the workforce and be successful in obtaining a self-sufficiency wage.

Colorado Space Grant Consortium

Amount: $10,000
Project Period: Yearly renewing

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 8 students per semester participate in the consortium activities. 

WICHE Interstate Passport - First-in-the-World Grant

Amount: $23,250
Project Period: 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2019

The Interstate Passport Initiative is a grassroots effort, conceived by chief academic leaders in the WICHE region, to develop a new friction-free framework for block transfer of lower-division general education based on learning outcomes and transfer-level proficiency criteria. At these academic leaders’ request, WICHE manages this multi-state effort as it rolls out in phases in the WICHE states and beyond. Aims Community College is a partner in this grant.

Tax Help Colorado, Piton Foundation

Amount: $6,000
Project Period: 1/1/2018 - 4/30/2018

Taxpayers who earn less than $53,000 can get help preparing and e-filing their taxes for free at Aims Community College through Tax Help Colorado. This is a yearly renewing grant.