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PCC Grant Awards

Learn more about some of the grants awarded to Pima that support the College in delivering needed services to our students.

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  • District-wide

    U.S. Department of Education

    • Perkins Grant Program - The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) supports career and technical education that prepares its students both for higher education and the careers of their choice.  Perkins funding help ensure that PCC career and technical programs are academically rigorous and up-to-date with the needs of business and industry.  [Annual reports]

    Governor's Office for Highway Safety

    • DUI/Impaired Driving Enforcement Program - This funding will pay police officer overtime to enhance DUI/Impaired Driving Enforcement throughout Pima County Community College District and surrounding communities. [Abstract]

    U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance

    • Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program - Funding received from this program will help the College purchase 17 bulletproof vests for PCC police officers. [Abstract]
  • Community Campus

    Arizona Department of Education

    • Adult Basic Education - Provides funding to provide entry-level study for adults through teaching basic reading, math and language skills.  [Website]
    • IBEST - This program will integrate basic skills education for High School Equivalency (HSE) with occupational training in behavioral health services.  Participants completing the BHS/IBEST program will earn an HSE diploma, obtain the Behavioral Health Services certificate, and find employment in the behavioral health field. [Abstract]

    Arizona Department of Economic Security

    • Refugee Education Project - The Refugee Education Program (REP) provides an English-language learning program to individuals who have entered the U.S. with a legal refugee status. Instruction is designed for students from the lowest literacy levels through college entrance levels. Courses focus on practical English skills that help refugees function independently on the job and in daily living. Instructors are certified in Adult Education by the State of Arizona.

    U.S. Department of Labor

    • Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program - AAMMP Up - Through AAMMP Up funding, PCC trains trade-affected workers, veterans and other underemployed adults for jobs in places such as power plants, mines and factories. Trade-affected workers are those who have lost jobs or wages because of free trade.  [Abstract]

    City of Tucson

    • Bridge to College and Career Readiness - This program, designed to promote College and Career success skills among students preparing for their High School Equivalency (HSE), provides career and college-focused lessons, supplemental classes, one-on-one advising, and referral to career and college resources. [Abstract]      

    Corporation for National and Community and Service

    • AmeriCorps - PCCAmeriCorps members support adult students in developing their academic as well as college and career skills that will ultimately lead to improved economic well being for the students and their families. The AmeriCorps team works together to do service projects in adult education and across the community. [Abstract]

    Achieving the Dream

    • OER - This program will maximize the opportunities for all students to decrease the cost of their education by offering a choice of courses utilizing the OER resources with no instructional material costs to students.  PCC will build an OER pathway for the Online Liberal Arts Associate of Arts Degree. (Abstract)  

    U.S. Department of Transportation

    • University Transportation Centers (UTC) - sub-recipient of funds with the University of Southern California.  The program will provide GIS workforce traing and will focus on offering Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Commercial Driver's License classes online. (Abstract)
  • Desert Vista

    National Endowment for the Humanities

    • Border Culture in the Classroom and the Public Square - This grant will support humanities curriculum development, piloting of 3 interdisciplinary courses and development of a public dialogue program [Abstract]

    U.S. Department of Education

    • TRIO - Student Support Services - Distributed over five years, this $1.1 million grant will support Project GReAT which is designed to assist first-generation or low-income students successfully complete coursework at PCC and transfer to a bachelor-degree granting institution. [Abstract]
    • TRIO - Student Support Services - STEM - This grant will allow Desert Vista Campus to launch Project BLAST to support 120 students wishing to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. [Abstract]
    • TRIO - Talent Search - The TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program offers qualifying high school students with support of one-on-one encouragement, motivation and mentoring. (Abstract) [Website
    • TRIO  - Upward Bound - The Upward Bound program provides qualified high school students with a wide array of academic and student support services to successfully graduate high school and complete their first two years of college. [Website]
    • Title V - The Desert Vista Title V grants will improve student success and retention through the redesign of coursework and the implementation of a variety of learning strategies. The funding also provides for the integration and expansion of student resources on the campus. [Summary]

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Grant  - This three-year grant will fund the Aztec Proactive Prevention Program (APPP), a collaboration between the College, the local Amistades, Inc., the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation and Behavioral Assessments, Inc., to develop infrastructure and training to prevent and reduce substance use, and HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C transmission among Hispanic and minority students and young adults ages 18 to 24. [Abstract]
    • Heath Professions Opportunity Grant - Funding from this grant will allow the College and Pima One-Stop to provide qualified individuals with education and support services that prepare them to enter growing healthcare careers with the potential for high wages. [Abstract - Website]

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    • National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has funded ProjectPATH to assist PCC students in completing agriculture-related programs and transferring to a four-year college or university. [Abstract]

    United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

    • First Focus on Kids - PCC is a member of the UWTSA First Focus on Kids Coalition and is a sub-recipient of funds raised by the UWTSA for early childhood education programs. [Abstract]
    • First Things First - This grant facilitates completion of early childhood associate degrees at PCC and smooth transitions to early childhood bachelor’s degree programs, with a special focus on using departmental supports at PCC and the University of Arizona College of Education. [Abstract]
  • Downtown Campus

    U.S. Department of Education

    • TRIO - Upward Bound - The Upward Bound program provides qualified high school students with a wide array of academic and student support services to successfully graduate high school and complete their first two years of college. [Website]

    University of Arizona

    • EAGER - PCC is a sub-recipient of this University of Arizona National Science Foundation Grant.  The EAGER program will develop and implement two problem-solving courses taught in the interactive-engaged (IE) teaching style for 2-year college students enrolled in precalculus and calculus course. (Abstract
  • East Campus

    U.S. Department of Education

    • TRIO - Student Support Services - This grant will support Project SOAR which is designed to assist disabled students successfully complete coursework at PCC and transfer to a bachelor-degree granting institution. [Abstract]
    • TRIO - Upward Bound - The Upward Bound program provides qualified high school students with a wide array of academic and student support services to successfully graduate high school and complete their first two years of college. [Website]
    • Title III - Hispanic Serving Institution STEM Grant - This grant will create professional learning communities within the STEM disciplines, update teaching modalities in eight courses, renovate four spaces, outreach to encourage enrollment in STEM majors and provide career modeling. (Abstract)

    AARP Foundation

    • Back To Work 50+ Tucson - Qualified 50+ students will receive mentoring, training and support services in an intergenerational learning environment which will qualify them for high-paying health care industry positions.  [Abstract]
  • Northwest Campus

    U.S. Department of Education

    • TRIO - Upward Bound - The Upward Bound program provides qualified high school students with a wide array of academic and student support services to successfully graduate high school and complete their first two years of college. [Website]

    Arizona Space Grant Consortium

    • ASCEND - Pima is a sub-recipient of this state-wide National Aeronautics and Space Administration grant designed to involve undergraduate students from across Arizona in the full "design-build-fly-operate-analyze" cycle of a space mission. [Abstract]

    University of Arizona

    • GP-IMPACT/GEOPATH - PCC is a sub-recipient of this University of Arizona National Science Foundation grant that seeks to support student pathways into geoscience careers through mentoring and internships. [Abstract]
    • IUSE - PCC is a sub-recipient of this University of Arizona National Science Foundation grant that will develop and test new curriculum for an introductory biology laboratory course.  (Abstract)
  • West Campus

    U.S. Department of Education

    • Title III - Hispanic-serving Institutions STEM Grant - The STEM grant will introduce low-income, first-generation college students to high-demand careers in STEM fields.
    • Title V - Dental Studies - The PCC Dental Studies program will utilize these grant funds to update curricula, improve training for faculty members and students in emerging technology, and redesign and renovate the Clinic and Dental Studies programs' teaching facilities. [Summary]
    • TRIO - Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) - The EOC program will focus on increasing participant academic achievement and preparing individuals for college entry. (Abstract)

    Bureau of Land Management

    • Upper Burro Creek - This program trains PCC students in the techniques of an archeological field work while gathering information important to constructing a theoretical framework for understanding the life ways of prehistoric and ethno historic peoples who once occupied this area. [Abstract]

    University of Arizona

    • Post Doctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT) - PCC is a sub-recipient of this National Institutes of Health grant which provides funding for UA doctoral students to teach classes and develop curriculum at PCC under the supervision College faculty and also funds 4 PCC Biology faculty to work full time in the summer at a UA laboratory. [Abstract]
    • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - PCC is a sub-recipient of this grant to recruit PCC students for summer internships in University of Arizona research labs [Abstract]
    • Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence - This grant brings bring scholars and professionals from abroad to U.S. colleges to significantly internationalize campuses and curricula [Abstract]

    Arizona Space Grant Consortium

    • ASCEND - Pima is a sub-recipient of this state-wide National Aeronautics and Space Administration grant designed to involve undergraduate students from across Arizona in the full "design-build-fly-operate-analyze" cycle of a space mission. [Abstract]

District-wide

U.S. Department of Education

  • Perkins Grant Program - The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) supports career and technical education that prepares its students both for higher education and the careers of their choice.  Perkins funding help ensure that PCC career and technical programs are academically rigorous and up-to-date with the needs of business and industry.  [Annual reports]

Governor's Office for Highway Safety

  • DUI/Impaired Driving Enforcement Program - This funding will pay police officer overtime to enhance DUI/Impaired Driving Enforcement throughout Pima County Community College District and surrounding communities. [Abstract]

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance

  • Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program - Funding received from this program will help the College purchase 17 bulletproof vests for PCC police officers. [Abstract]

Community Campus

Arizona Department of Education

  • Adult Basic Education - Provides funding to provide entry-level study for adults through teaching basic reading, math and language skills.  [Website]
  • IBEST - This program will integrate basic skills education for High School Equivalency (HSE) with occupational training in behavioral health services.  Participants completing the BHS/IBEST program will earn an HSE diploma, obtain the Behavioral Health Services certificate, and find employment in the behavioral health field. [Abstract]

Arizona Department of Economic Security

  • Refugee Education Project - The Refugee Education Program (REP) provides an English-language learning program to individuals who have entered the U.S. with a legal refugee status. Instruction is designed for students from the lowest literacy levels through college entrance levels. Courses focus on practical English skills that help refugees function independently on the job and in daily living. Instructors are certified in Adult Education by the State of Arizona.

U.S. Department of Labor

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program - AAMMP Up - Through AAMMP Up funding, PCC trains trade-affected workers, veterans and other underemployed adults for jobs in places such as power plants, mines and factories. Trade-affected workers are those who have lost jobs or wages because of free trade.  [Abstract]

City of Tucson

  • Bridge to College and Career Readiness - This program, designed to promote College and Career success skills among students preparing for their High School Equivalency (HSE), provides career and college-focused lessons, supplemental classes, one-on-one advising, and referral to career and college resources. [Abstract]      

Corporation for National and Community and Service

  • AmeriCorps - PCCAmeriCorps members support adult students in developing their academic as well as college and career skills that will ultimately lead to improved economic well being for the students and their families. The AmeriCorps team works together to do service projects in adult education and across the community. [Abstract]

Achieving the Dream

  • OER - This program will maximize the opportunities for all students to decrease the cost of their education by offering a choice of courses utilizing the OER resources with no instructional material costs to students.  PCC will build an OER pathway for the Online Liberal Arts Associate of Arts Degree. (Abstract)  

U.S. Department of Transportation

  • University Transportation Centers (UTC) - sub-recipient of funds with the University of Southern California.  The program will provide GIS workforce traing and will focus on offering Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Commercial Driver's License classes online. (Abstract)

Desert Vista

National Endowment for the Humanities

  • Border Culture in the Classroom and the Public Square - This grant will support humanities curriculum development, piloting of 3 interdisciplinary courses and development of a public dialogue program [Abstract]

U.S. Department of Education

  • TRIO - Student Support Services - Distributed over five years, this $1.1 million grant will support Project GReAT which is designed to assist first-generation or low-income students successfully complete coursework at PCC and transfer to a bachelor-degree granting institution. [Abstract]
  • TRIO - Student Support Services - STEM - This grant will allow Desert Vista Campus to launch Project BLAST to support 120 students wishing to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. [Abstract]
  • TRIO - Talent Search - The TRiO Educational Talent Search (ETS) program offers qualifying high school students with support of one-on-one encouragement, motivation and mentoring. (Abstract) [Website
  • TRIO  - Upward Bound - The Upward Bound program provides qualified high school students with a wide array of academic and student support services to successfully graduate high school and complete their first two years of college. [Website]
  • Title V - The Desert Vista Title V grants will improve student success and retention through the redesign of coursework and the implementation of a variety of learning strategies. The funding also provides for the integration and expansion of student resources on the campus. [Summary]

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Grant  - This three-year grant will fund the Aztec Proactive Prevention Program (APPP), a collaboration between the College, the local Amistades, Inc., the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation and Behavioral Assessments, Inc., to develop infrastructure and training to prevent and reduce substance use, and HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C transmission among Hispanic and minority students and young adults ages 18 to 24. [Abstract]
  • Heath Professions Opportunity Grant - Funding from this grant will allow the College and Pima One-Stop to provide qualified individuals with education and support services that prepare them to enter growing healthcare careers with the potential for high wages. [Abstract - Website]

U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has funded ProjectPATH to assist PCC students in completing agriculture-related programs and transferring to a four-year college or university. [Abstract]

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

  • First Focus on Kids - PCC is a member of the UWTSA First Focus on Kids Coalition and is a sub-recipient of funds raised by the UWTSA for early childhood education programs. [Abstract]
  • First Things First - This grant facilitates completion of early childhood associate degrees at PCC and smooth transitions to early childhood bachelor’s degree programs, with a special focus on using departmental supports at PCC and the University of Arizona College of Education. [Abstract]

Downtown Campus

U.S. Department of Education

  • TRIO - Upward Bound - The Upward Bound program provides qualified high school students with a wide array of academic and student support services to successfully graduate high school and complete their first two years of college. [Website]

University of Arizona

  • EAGER - PCC is a sub-recipient of this University of Arizona National Science Foundation Grant.  The EAGER program will develop and implement two problem-solving courses taught in the interactive-engaged (IE) teaching style for 2-year college students enrolled in precalculus and calculus course. (Abstract

East Campus

U.S. Department of Education

  • TRIO - Student Support Services - This grant will support Project SOAR which is designed to assist disabled students successfully complete coursework at PCC and transfer to a bachelor-degree granting institution. [Abstract]
  • TRIO - Upward Bound - The Upward Bound program provides qualified high school students with a wide array of academic and student support services to successfully graduate high school and complete their first two years of college. [Website]
  • Title III - Hispanic Serving Institution STEM Grant - This grant will create professional learning communities within the STEM disciplines, update teaching modalities in eight courses, renovate four spaces, outreach to encourage enrollment in STEM majors and provide career modeling. (Abstract)

AARP Foundation

  • Back To Work 50+ Tucson - Qualified 50+ students will receive mentoring, training and support services in an intergenerational learning environment which will qualify them for high-paying health care industry positions.  [Abstract]

Northwest Campus

U.S. Department of Education

  • TRIO - Upward Bound - The Upward Bound program provides qualified high school students with a wide array of academic and student support services to successfully graduate high school and complete their first two years of college. [Website]

Arizona Space Grant Consortium

  • ASCEND - Pima is a sub-recipient of this state-wide National Aeronautics and Space Administration grant designed to involve undergraduate students from across Arizona in the full "design-build-fly-operate-analyze" cycle of a space mission. [Abstract]

University of Arizona

  • GP-IMPACT/GEOPATH - PCC is a sub-recipient of this University of Arizona National Science Foundation grant that seeks to support student pathways into geoscience careers through mentoring and internships. [Abstract]
  • IUSE - PCC is a sub-recipient of this University of Arizona National Science Foundation grant that will develop and test new curriculum for an introductory biology laboratory course.  (Abstract)

West Campus

U.S. Department of Education

  • Title III - Hispanic-serving Institutions STEM Grant - The STEM grant will introduce low-income, first-generation college students to high-demand careers in STEM fields.
  • Title V - Dental Studies - The PCC Dental Studies program will utilize these grant funds to update curricula, improve training for faculty members and students in emerging technology, and redesign and renovate the Clinic and Dental Studies programs' teaching facilities. [Summary]
  • TRIO - Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) - The EOC program will focus on increasing participant academic achievement and preparing individuals for college entry. (Abstract)

Bureau of Land Management

  • Upper Burro Creek - This program trains PCC students in the techniques of an archeological field work while gathering information important to constructing a theoretical framework for understanding the life ways of prehistoric and ethno historic peoples who once occupied this area. [Abstract]

University of Arizona

  • Post Doctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT) - PCC is a sub-recipient of this National Institutes of Health grant which provides funding for UA doctoral students to teach classes and develop curriculum at PCC under the supervision College faculty and also funds 4 PCC Biology faculty to work full time in the summer at a UA laboratory. [Abstract]
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - PCC is a sub-recipient of this grant to recruit PCC students for summer internships in University of Arizona research labs [Abstract]
  • Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence - This grant brings bring scholars and professionals from abroad to U.S. colleges to significantly internationalize campuses and curricula [Abstract]

Arizona Space Grant Consortium

  • ASCEND - Pima is a sub-recipient of this state-wide National Aeronautics and Space Administration grant designed to involve undergraduate students from across Arizona in the full "design-build-fly-operate-analyze" cycle of a space mission. [Abstract]