COCC and the COCC Foundation have secured numerous grants in recent years to expand and improve our offerings to students. View the 2022 Grants Impact Annual Report print version or 2022 Grants Impact Annual Report interactive web version.
Below are more 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.