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:
- Northwest Engineering and Vehicle Technology Exchange (NEVTEX):
This program was funded by the National Science Foundation and developed certifications for automotive technicians focused on electric vehicles.
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion College Preparation Programs:
The Central Oregon Health Council, Meyer Memorial Trust, Ford Family Foundation, and the State of Oregon have funded college preparation programs focused on Latinx, Native American, and Afro-Centric students from Central Oregon high schools.
- 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.
- 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.
- SNAP Training and Employment Program (STEP):
The STEP program was funded by the State of Oregon and helps low-income students gain skills and access training to increase their ability to gain employment.