Recent Award Announcements

South Texas College, Career and Technical Education Programs
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Grantor: Carl Perkins Basic Grant
Award: $66,041
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The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has reallocated funds for South Texas College to support program promotion of textbooks aligned to the purpose and intent of the Carl Perkins Basic Grant.  Funds are awarded to community and technical colleges to improve graduation, retention, access, quality, and expansion of Career and Technical Education programs.  Over thirty (30) Career and Technical Education programs have been selected under the areas of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, Information Services and Planning and Continuing and Professional Workforce Education areas. The funding period for this grant is from the period of September 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017


South Texas College/University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Grantor: Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Community Based Organizations (CBO)
Award: $16,000
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The purpose of this program is to support partnerships between Minority-serving Institutions (MSIs) and Community-based Organizations (CBOs) to prevent and/or reduce substance abuse problems as risk factors for the transmission of HIV/AIDS among African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native young adult populations, ages 18-24. A sub-award from UTRGV (MSI CBO) will fund a part-time Peer Educator at South Texas College who will serve as a liaison and will provide education through presentations and materials on the prevention of substance abuse and HIV/HCV infection to STC students. The funding period for this grant is from September 30, 2016, through August 31, 2018.


South Texas College, Institute for Manufacturing

Grantor: City of McAllen
Award: $400,000
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The South Texas College, Institute for Manufacturing Department has developed a globally competitive manufacturing workforce through a regional customized manufacturing training system that uses innovative curricula to credential the skills and knowledge needed in order to compete in a global economy. The City of McAllen awarded South Texas College, $400,000 in order to help increase the total number of high skilled, high wage manufacturing jobs in the South Texas region and become a world leader in Advanced and Rapid Response Manufacturing. STC’s institute for Advanced Manufacturing serves as the lead institute in the region which includes Laredo Community College, and Texas Southmost College. STC will utilize these funds for Local Economic Development Stimulus Training Incentives. This award is for the period of October 01, 2016 through September 30, 2017. This grant will fund training for at least 650 new and incumbent workers in the local manufacturing industry, possibly training over 1,000 employees total.


South Texas College Child and Adult Care Food Program

Grantor: Texas Department of Agriculture
Award: $60,601.92
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The Texas Department of Agriculture awarded South Texas College’s Nutrition Program, $60,601.92 in order to help provide nutritious meals for children enrolled at STC’s Mid Valley Child Care Center. This award helps support the college in its efforts to ensure that eligible children enrolled at the Mid Valley Child Care Center receive nutritious meals. The funding period is October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.


La Joya Independent School District Partner
The Jobs and Education for Texas (JET) Grant/South Texas College

Grantor: Texas Workforce Commission
Award: $92,539
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The JET grant from the Texas Workforce Commission will help educational institutions in the development of programs or courses leading to a license, certificate or post-secondary degree. The JET grant program focuses on projects that target high-demand jobs in new or emerging industries. The grant will help purchase and install equipment to provide 214 students in the medical profession with training for nursing assistants. This grant is a partnership with South Texas College from August 31, 2016 through August 31, 2017.


PSJA Independent School District Partner
The Jobs and Education for Texas (JET) Grant /South Texas College

Grantor: Texas Workforce Commission
Award: $211,213
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The JET grant from the Texas Workforce Commission will help educational institutions in the development of programs or courses leading to a license, certificate or post-secondary degree. The JET grant program focuses on projects that target high-demand jobs in new or emerging industries. The grant will help purchase and install equipment to provide 120 students in the medical profession with training for emergency medical technicians and paramedics. This grant is a partnership with South Texas College from August 31, 2016 through August 31, 2017.


Weslaco Independent School District Partner
The Jobs and Education for Texas (JET) Grant/ South Texas College

Grantor: Texas Workforce Commission
Award: $135,040
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The JET grant from the Texas Workforce Commission will help educational institutions in the development of programs or courses leading to a license, certificate or post-secondary degree. The JET grant program focuses on projects that target high-demand jobs in new or emerging industries. The grant will help purchase and install equipment to provide 127 students in the manufacturing profession with training for machinists. This grant is a partnership with South Texas College from August 31, 2016 through August 31, 2017.


The Texas Pathways Project Grant

Grantor: Texas Success Center, Texas Association of Community Colleges with funding from the Greater Texas Foundation, Houston Endowment, the Kresge Foundation, Meadows and Texas Genuine
Award: Approximately $131,026
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South Texas College was selected as one of 12 colleges for Cadre 1 designation through the Texas Success Center’s Pathways Project. The 12 colleges selected were identified as colleges that demonstrate serious commitment to, and greatest capacity for transformational work to design and implement structured academic and career pathways at scale, including its strong partnerships with public schools and 4-year institutions. The Texas Pathways Project is geared toward creating career pathways for students to transition from public k-12 to community colleges on their way to certification or transfer into 4-year institutions toward meaningful careers. South Texas College will advance its current efforts and will be directly involved in developing a model for scaling pathways for other Texas community colleges. The 12 Cadre 1 colleges will also be joined by participants of the American Association of Community Colleges’ Pathways Project. This project of the Texas Success Center is designed to contribute to the state’s strategic plan of increasing credentialed young Texans to 60% by 2030. Participation as a Cadre 1 college is schedule to commence November 2016 and end in the spring of 2019.


The Jobs and Education for Texas (JET) Grant

Grantor: Texas Workforce Commission
Award: $176,145
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The JET grant from the Texas Workforce Commission will help address the current needs of the region by providing students who enroll in the South Texas College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program with the opportunity to learn in a high quality simulation lab. The design for the simulation lab establishes a more controlled learning environment that mimics real patient scenarios and will enhance student learning outcomes. This grant is for the period from August 31, 2016 through August 31, 2017.


The College Readiness and Success Models Grant

Grantor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Award: $125,000
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This grant award will be managed and implemented by the Continuing Education Department to provide training services to 50 students co-enrolled in contextualized GED preparation and the first six (6) credit hours of a credit certificate. The funding will pay for salaries, benefits, training materials, supplies, industry tours, and testing fees. The funding cycle is from August 15, 2016 through August 31, 2018.


The Skill Development Fund for Healthcare Consortium

Grantor: Texas Workforce Commission
Award: $2,602,165
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This grant will be administered by Continuing Education to provide customized training in a variety of healthcare areas. The grant will train 2,961 new and existing employees of a Healthcare Consortium comprised of six business partners: RGV Med, L. L. C. (dba Doctors Hospital at Renaissance); C. L. Anderson, Jr., M.D., P.A.; Key Med, Inc.; Shah Eye Center, P.A.; Sarojini Bose, M.D., P.A.; and Thurmond Eye Associates, P.A. The grant will pay for salaries, benefits, tuition, fees, books, instructional supplies, consumables, curriculum development, and equipment. Additionally, Continuing Education will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with RGV Med, L. L. C. for $1,568,929 whereby they will provide highly specialized customized training to 2,100 RGV Med, L. L. C. employees. The funding cycle is from August 24, 2016 through August 31, 2019.


Texas Workforce Commission, Skills Development Fund (TWC/SDF)

Grantor: Texas Workforce Commission
Award: $391,350
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Through this training partnership project, STC/IAM will provide high quality customize training service to Lineage Logistics and Wonderful Citrus Packing, LLC. This project will provide training for up to 288 unduplicated trainees. The project period is from July 01, 2016 through June 30, 2017.


Capacity Building for Ability to Benefit Grant

Grantor: Texas Workforce Commission
Award: $354,000
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This program will provide funding South Texas College’s Continuing Professional and Workforce Education program to serve 100 participants with high quality instructional services for GED preparation, as well as six credit hours within an eligible certificate or degree program that each participant will choose. The Capacity Building for Ability to Benefit program aligns to a specific provision in federal financial aid regulations that allow students who lack a high school diploma or recognized equivalent to receive federal financial aid if they pass at least six credit hours that are applicable toward a degree or certificate. The funding period is from July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.


2016 Vet Center Initiative Award

Grantor: Student Veterans of America & The Home Depot Foundation
Award: $10,000
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This award will assist the Student Veterans Association Chapter with funds to purchase items at Home Depot to add furniture and equipment at the Student Veterans Center – Pecan Campus, and to purchase furniture to be used to develop a Student Veterans Center at other South Texas College campuses. These items will further expand the capacity of the Student Veterans Center to provide services and resources to veterans on campus. All funds awarded must be expended no later than December 31, 2016.


McAllen Grant Program

Grantor: McAllen Arts Council
Award: $500
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The purpose of the Valley Honor Band is to provide high achieving McAllen area band students the opportunity to perform in a fun and challenging environment while experiencing the rigor and quality of instruction expected at the collegiate level. The grant will be used for the inaugural Honor Band, taking place April 21-23, 2017.


Kenedy Memorial Foundation Initiative

Grantor: Kenedy Memorial Foundation
Award: $15,000
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The purpose of the award is to provide annual tuition/enrollment assistance for financially needy students. In accordance with the specified purpose and use of funds awarded to STC, funds will be used to disburse scholarships for students to complete the Associate of Applied Science degree in a technical field. The funding period is for the 2016-2017 academic year.


Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Minority Serving Institution and Community College Case Development Competition Grant

Grantor: Indiana University
Award: $1,500.00
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This award is a research grant for faculty at South Texas College is for a project titled “A Natural Gas Pipeline Network Between Russia and China: Is this a Viable Option to Improve Economic Growth and Well-being in Both Countries? This grant award supports faculty research and development of a case study for Economics courses. Faculty will develop the case as a learning opportunity that integrates technology so that South Texas College students can study the reduction of emissions, decreases in lung/asthma cases, and gains from trade. The case study will be utilized by instructors of the following courses: ECON.2301 (Macroeconomics) and ECON.2302 (Microeconomics). The funding period is from April 2016 through March 2017.


Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship Program

Grantor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Award: $368,980.00
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The purpose of the grant is to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of scholarships to eligible, high achieving college students pursuing degree programs in identified STEM programs at eligible institutions. T-STEM grants are intended to increase the graduation of students enrolled in STEM and related degree and certificate programs. The funding period is for FY 2017 and FY 2018 ($184,490 for FY 2017 and $184,490 for FY 2018).


What We Do

The Grant Development, Management and Compliance Department promotes the identification and acquisition of external funds and supports compliance with grants that are awarded to the college. Staff members provide internal pre-award services, which promote the long-term financial growth of the institution, by providing technical assistance with the development of fundable proposals that align to one or more of the Strategic Directions of South Texas College. Post-award support is provided to Principal Investigators and Project Directors in departments that manage the implementation of grants to ensure consistent compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and guidelines from funding agencies. The Department of Grant Development, Management and Compliance reports to the Office of the President at South Texas College and coordinates with administration of the college to ensure continuous alignment between external grants and institutional priorities.


Staff Workshop

Date: April 25, 2017

Grant Development Workshop

Deadline to register is April 18, 2017.