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Recent Awards

  • GRCC was awarded a grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund for the Community College Skilled Trades Equipment Fund in the amount of $2,949,928.24. The purpose of this fund is to provide Michigan community colleges with funding through the skilled trades equipment program to ensure they can deliver education programs in high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand occupations, as identified by regional labor market conditions. The programs to be supported at GRCC are: manufacturing technology, welding, HVAC, automotive technology, and craft brewing.

  • A grant award from the Frey Foundation in the amount of $900,000 was approved, and will support the Laboratory Preschool Construction Project, a preschool community liaison position, and renovations to the Music Building.

  • Kate Pew Wolters granted $200,000 to support the Laboratory Preschool Construction Project.

  • A grant of $25,000 was awarded by the Douglas and Maria Devos Foundation for the B2B Cruisin' to College Success program. This summer program provides public school students with an eight-week learning experience designed to improve their college readiness. Students work with a success coach as they complete instruction in math and a college prep course (either CLS 100 or PY100). Professional college tutors will assist students as needed. In addition to the grant amount, an additional $12,500 was also awarded for student stipends (each totaling $500). During week eight, the students will go on college tours, career exploration visits with a STEM focus, visit local museums, and visit Michigan's Adventure.

  • Through a partnership with Michigan Technological University GRCC received a $12,500 continuation grant to support participation in the MICUP/LSAMP project, funded by the Michigan Strategic Fund. The project provides eligible students with the opportunity to take a summer course and conduct research with Michigan Tech faculty. The project is intended to increase transfer of students into STEM fields.

  • A grant was received from the Mike and Sue Jandernoa Advised Fund to support the Preschool Construction Project. The grant will provide $250,000 over a five year period.

  • The Older Learner Center was awarded continued grant funding from the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, Kent County Senior Millage. This award supports Health Education ($13,217) for seniors.

  • The Michigan Department of Adult Education awarded continued funding for WIA Core Programs FY 2014-15. This grant award of $120,000 supports the English as a Second Language (ESL) programming offered at the Learning Corner @Wealthy and the Tassell M-TEC.