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Employee Grants

Employee Grants

Student Success Initiatives are grants funded by the Foundation and awarded to faculty and staff project proposals which support innovative ideas designed to promote student success.

To better meet your needs, applications are accepted and awarded twice annually for the fall and spring semesters. 

Application Deadline Awards Announced By Matching Funds Authorization Funds Available
Fall - June 30 July 30 September 1(approx.) September 1 (approx.)
Spring - October 30 November 30 January 15 (approx.) January 15 (approx.)

 

Student Success Initiatives

The San Jacinto College and San Jacinto College Foundation provides (SSI) Student Success Initiative Grants to assist employees at each of the colleges in the development and implementation of exemplary projects. The SSI Grant program seeks to finance projects not funded through the regular budgetary process. However, it is an opportunity to provide funds to assist in innovative projects for student success. Funding request should range from $200 to $5,000 and use of matching funds is strongly encouraged. Funds need to be spent within one year of award date or they will be returned to the general fund.  

Please note that all approved projects must clearly and specifically designate how the success of the program will be measured.

To apply visit sjcdgrants.academicworks.com to complete the online application. 

An eligible project should address one or more of the San Jacinto College Strategic Plan Student Goals listed below:

  • Strategy 1: Institutionalize the Achieving the Dream strategies to improve student persistence and successful completion rates and to reduce achievement gaps among student groups.

  • Strategy 2: Become a recognized leader in the quality and availability of alternative delivery offerings.

  • Strategy 3: Ensure a supportive and rigorous teaching and learning environment from the classroom experience to an effective array of student support services, including personalized academic and career planning.

  • Strategy 4: Align courses and curricula through degrees from college preparatory, technical programs, and transfer programs.

  • Strategy 5: Maximize participation and success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

  • Strategy 6: Maximize success in college preparatory courses. 

Grant Guidelines

  • All applications must be submitted online.

  • Only one proposal per applicant will be considered each application period.

  • Full-time faculty & staff and adjunct faculty members are eligible to apply for Student Success Initiative (SSI) grants. 

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • All SSI Grant recipients are required to attend a budget meeting prior to implementation of their mini-grants

  • Application approval channel: District Office and Maritime Campus Applications - Deputy Chancellor approval; Central, North and South Campus Applications - appropriate Provost approval. All proposals should be reviewed and verbally approved by department chair or supervisor before securing final written approval. Proposals involving IT equipment or software must be approved by the CIO before seeking required provost or deputy chancellor approval. All projects involving facilities modification must be approved by the Vice Chancellor of Facilities before seeking required provost or deputy chancellor approval.  Student Success Initiative (SSI) Signature Page.pdf 

  • Contact the foundation office for information and/or to discuss project details. 

Grant Stipulations

  • Preference is given to new innovative projects rather than repeat projects.

  • Preference is given to purchases made from approved San Jacinto College vendors. Any funds requested from outside vendors will be examined on a case by case basis. Detailed budgeting is required. 

  • Salary compensation for faculty, staff and students is not eligible for funding.  

  • Trip and lodging expense for faculty and staff is not eligible for funding.

  • Meal and food cost is not eligible for funding.

  • Field trips and speaker fee & lodging requests will be considered on a case by case basis. 

  • Fundraising and donation request for ineligible expenses are encouraged.  

Review Process
  • The San Jacinto College Foundation board selection committee reviews and approves all applications to ensure strict adherence to guidelines and San Jacinto College Strategic Plan Student Goals. 

  • For consideration, each student success initiative grant proposal must adhere to the stated purpose and objectives as indicated. 

  • Each project must describe a measurable result that will support one or more San Jacinto College strategic goals. 

  • Application selection is based on the quality of the proposal established by the committee. 

  • Once an application is approved by the selection committee, the application will be reviewed to ensure all procurement policies and rules are followed before the grant funds will be disbursed. 

Project Final Report

  • All grants received require a project evaluation and final report.  This is an opportunity to share with the San Jacinto College Foundation Board of Directors your story and success. 

  • A report must be completed within two months from the date of the project's completion. Early submissions are welcomed. 

  • Reports should address student measurable learning outcomes which support student success. You can include the process and implementation of your project, successes and challenges, and your overall outcome. Be sure to focus on the impact of your students. 

  • Reports should be 2-3 pages in length and photos are encouraged.