COVID-19 Response and Reopening

Funded Grants

COCC and the COCC Foundation have secured numerous grants in recent years to expand and improve our offerings to students. Below are examples of recently funded grants:

COCC Automotive Program students.

COCC STRIVE program students.

  • Advanced Manufacturing:
    The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $5 million toward a consortium of Oregon community colleges, including COCC, to improve their manufacturing and cybersecurity programs. COCC used the funding to purchase high-tech manufacturing instructional machines and to develop hybrid instruction capabilities.

COCC welding program

Bobcat orientation.

  • Strengthening Institutions Title III:
    The U.S. Department of Education awarded COCC $2.5 million to expand capacity to serve low-income students by providing support to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability.
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) Assistance:
    COCC received funding through the Roundhouse Foundation to support students in CTE programs with non-tuition costs such as lab supplies and testing fees. These non-tuition fees are usually not covered by financial aid and can be a major burden to completing college.

COCC CTE programs

COCC STEP program