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Grant Resource Office

The Grants Resource Office supports our students through successfully competing for grants in collaboration with units across the District.  These grants provide resources and services to students to help overcome barriers and ensure success in reaching their educational goals. 

Our funding sources include federal, state and city grants, foundations and partnerships with the University of Arizona.

Grants Snapshot

  • Currently 45 grants are active at PCC
  • $50,000,000+ in total grants ranging from $5,000 - $15,000,000
  • 12,000 students served
  • Employs 200 staff and faculty
  • Provide student support services, curriculum development, professional development for faculty, classroom redesign and other services

Recent Grant Awards

We are proud to announce some of our recently awarded grants!

Desert Vista - Student Support Services (U.S. Dept. of Education)
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]

Desert Vista - Student Support Services STEM (U.S. Department of Education)
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]

East Campus - Student Support Services Disability (U.S. Department of Education)
Project SOAR will be supported though this grant.  This project provides PCC students who have documented disabilities with personalized transfer, career and financial aid information, academic advising, tutoring, assistance with college requirements and resources. [Abstract]

Desert Vista - Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Grant (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services)
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]

Desert Vista - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
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]

District, College Police - DUI (Governor's Office for Highway Safety)
This funding will pay police officer overtime to enhance DUI/Impaired Driving Enforcement throughout Pima County Community College District and surrounding communities. [Abstract]

District, College Police - Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance)
Funding received from this program will help the College purchase 17 bulletproof vests for PCC police officers. [Abstract]

Desert Vista - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
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]