Office of Finance & Administrative Services
Grant Resourses and Support
What is a Grant?
Grants are non-repayable funds or products disbursed or given by a grant maker — often a government department, corporation, foundation or trust — to the college to perform specific activities or services to provide a unique solution to a distinctive problem.
In order to receive a grant, some form of grant writing, often referred to as either a proposal or an application, is required.
There are several types of grants available, including federal, state, foundation, and corporate grants
Steps to Pursuing a Grant Opportunity
If you find a grant that you think would benefit Foothill College, your first step is to discuss the grant potential with your dean or department manager.
Authorization to Seek Funds from External Sources
Start by completing the Authorization to Seek Funds From External Sources form
Before writing the grant proposal, it is imperative that all fund solicitations from foundations, corporations, and individuals be coordinated district-wide, through the FHDA Foundation, and through the district grants office for public grants and sponsored projects.
This form must be signed by your manager, division dean, and vice president to indicate that your request meets college, program, and/or district priorities, and must be cleared by the appropriate support service if facilities, technology, and/or research support will be required.
More Information and Resources
To learn more about grant resources, visit the FHDA District Grants Program website.
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