Student Success Initiative

Employee Grants

SSI apply

Do you have an exciting project that will impact student success at San Jacinto College? If so, the San Jacinto College Foundation encourages you to apply for a Student Success Initiative (SSI) Grant! SSI grants provide funding for San Jacinto College faculty and staff to implement their student success projects and/or initiatives that are not funded through the regular budgetary process. These projects should have an overall goal of maintaining, increasing or expanding student success at San Jacinto College. Previous SSI-funded initiatives include the Art of Space and Science, the Houston Spanish & Flamenco Festival, the San Jacinto College Food Pantry, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science and San Jacinto College South Campus Gallery’s “Lithic” exhibition.

Are you new to creating a grant application? The Foundation office has partnered with the Office of Grants Management (OGM) Grants Development team to help guide interested SSI applicants through the proposal writing process. OGM has great resources to assist you in developing, preparing, writing, editing and reviewing your proposal.  Contact OGM at or call one of the team members below to get started!

Scott Hairston        281-991-2683
Patti Gomez           281-669-4028
Suzanne Sambell   281-998-6150 x 3506


  • All salaried, full-time SJC faculty and staff are eligible to apply.
  • All hourly full- and part-time SJC faculty, staff, and adjunct faculty are also eligible to apply with approval from their direct leadership and in accordance with San Jacinto College’s employee compensation policy.

Grant Timeline

SSI grants range from $200 to $5,000 and must be spent within one year of the award date. Application availability and deadlines for the fall and spring/summer semesters are outlined in the table below. Reminders, as well as any date changes, will be announced accordingly through employee email and the internal employee blog, The Watercooler.

Application Opens

Application Deadline

Awards Announced By

Funds Available By

Fall: February 15

April 30

May 31

August 15

Spring: Sept. 1

October 30

November 30

January 15

For questions regarding the SSI grant program, contact Tammy McAdams at the San Jacinto College Foundation office at 281-998-6104 or For application guidelines, requirements, preview questions, instructions, and how to get started, please click here.

All SSI proposals must be approved through the appropriate channels prior to submission. Please download the required Pre-Approval Worksheet and Final Approval form.