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Recent Awards

  • Through a partnership with Michigan Technological University GRCC received a $12,500 continuation grant to support participation in the MICUP/LSAMP project, funded by the Michigan Strategic Fund. The project provides eligible students with the opportunity to take a summer course and conduct research with Michigan Tech faculty. The project is intended to increase transfer of students into STEM fields.

  • A grant was received from the Mike and Sue Jandernoa Advised Fund to support the Preschool Construction Project. The grant will provide $250,000 over a five year period.

  • The Older Learner Center was awarded continued grant funding from the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, Kent County Senior Millage. This award supports Health Education ($13,217) for seniors.

  • The Michigan Department of Adult Education awarded continued funding for WIA Core Programs FY 2014-15. This grant award of $120,000 supports the English as a Second Language (ESL) programming offered at the Learning Corner @Wealthy and the Tassell M-TEC.

  • GRCC's Laboratory Preschool was awarded a continuation grant in the amount of $322,560 for its work on the Great Start Readiness Program. This project is a partnership with Kent ISD and Grand Rapids Public Schools.

  • Workforce Training received a $30,000 grant from JP Morgan Chase & Co. to develop and pilot an industrial sewing program that will serve West Michigan manufacturers. Funding will be used for the curriculum creation, materials, and to reduce tuition for individuals participating in the pilot program.

  • GRCC's Laboratory Preschool received its annual continuation grant of $99,425 from the U.S. Department of Education for the Child Care Access Means Parents in School program. This program supports student parents by providing access to affordable child care services that in turn promote persistence and postsecondary completion.