PVCC Celebrates YTD Grant Awards

Thursday, December 21, 2023
PVCC Celebrates YTD Grant Awards

Paradise Valley Community College’s Grant Development Office has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, having secured more than $5.6M in new grants this year. 

Thanks to a team effort of more than 40 faculty and staff members, PVCC has doubled the department’s grants development goal for FY24 during the first six months of the financial year. The grant money will continue to provide support to the college’s strategic priorities and goals.

“I am so proud of the grant efforts at PVCC,” said Interim President Jana Schwartz. “We are working hard to develop a culture of innovation and best practices that benefit our students and our communities and are supported by our grant efforts. My thanks to all the faculty and staff and the leadership of Dr. Emma Ojameruaye for their outstanding efforts."

Dr. Huu Hoang, director of PVCC’s Finance, Grants, and Business Services added, “I am so happy to celebrate PVCC's significant achievement in grant development, a testament to our collective efforts and dedication. The impressive number of grant awards, the substantial amounts awarded, and the extensive participation of our faculty, staff, and administrators in this year's grant development process speak volumes about our commitment and success. Their contribution in the development of several grant applications and managing grant-funded projects has helped us surpass our set goals by a considerable margin, a feat that fills me with immense pride.” 

Award highlights include: 

  • $2.17 million from the U.S. Department of Education for Title III Strengthening Institutions Pand the Child Care Access Means Parents in School programs (CCAMPIS).
  • More than $1.1 million from the Arizona Department of Health Services for PVCC’s Nurse Education Investment pilot program.
  • More than $2.2 million for PVCC’s Early Care and Education Workforce Development, the Bachelor Elementary Education and Special Education program, Workforce Development and Enhancing Cybersecurity Programs.
  • $25,000 for Ellucian Foundation PATH Scholarship program to provide grants ranging from $150 to $1,500 to 32 students facing financial hardships, another $15,000 for The Alliance of Persons with Disability and Intersectionality for Inclusion, Networking, and Transition Opportunity in STEM program, $9,663 Foods Forest project, and $7,000 for Saturday Arts Academic from the AZ Commission on the Arts. 

As the head of the department, Dr. Hoang expressed his appreciation to the President's office, the executive team, faculty and staff and Dr. Ojameruaye. “Their unwavering commitment to innovation, student success, and our college's grant goals has made a significant difference to our institution and, most importantly, to our college students' success. Our achievements today loudly echo our collective dedication and commitment, and I am confident that PVCC will continue to strive for excellence in all our endeavors. 

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