Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

For samples of funded grant proposals, please contact the Grants Office at grants@pcc.edu.

Recently funded projects

Project: Healthcare Oregon Pathways to Employment (HOPE)
Amount: $4,841,299
Agency: U.S. Department of Labor - Community Based Job Training (CBJT)
Description: PCC will lead a community college consortium with six other Oregon colleges and local WorkSource system partners to train, place, and retain participants in middle-skill healthcare jobs. HOPE will utilize the Oregon Career Pathways Model to deliver training for in-demand healthcare occupations that lead to industry recognized credentials. HOPE services will target unemployed, dislocated and incumbent workers in order to get students to jobs quickly. By aligning all trainings with existing Career Pathways, participants have the opportunity to upgrade their skills to advance in higher-wage healthcare occupations. HOPE will develop new employer relationships and will strengthen existing partnerships by offering qualified applicants and by providing retention services to support those individuals.

Project: Regional ATE Project
Amount: $1,115,315
Agency: National Science Foundation - Advanced Technological Education (ATE)
Description: Funding will continue PCC’s program for professional development of college and high school instructors to help industry and employers in Oregon, Washington and Idaho meet the demand for a workforce that understands and adopts sustainable practices in the built environment. Industry standards and cutting-edge workplace competencies relating to sustainable development will be integrated into the curriculum of a wide range of technical programs, improving the sustainability knowledge and skills of students and the future construction-related workforce.

Project: High School Equivalency Program (HEP)
Amount: $2,239,491
Agency:U.S. Department of Education - Office of Migrant Education
Description:This five-year grant will help migrant and seasonal farm workers and their immediate family members obtain a GED through dedicated instruction and wrap-around support services. Further support will be given for participants to gain employment, continue to post-secondary education or join the military.

Project: Pre-doctoral Training in General Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, and Dental Public Health and Dental Hygiene
Amount: $409,946
Funder: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Description: This grant will allow the Dental Hygiene program to add the Restorative Dental Hygiene sequence of coursework to the existing curriculum. This training will give our graduates a competitive edge for employment, since recent changes to the Oregon statute now allow hygienists to do restorative work, such as fillings.

Project: Cascade ROOTS
Amount: $1,100,000
Funder: U.S. Department of Education - TRIO Student Support Services
Description: The Cascade Campus will create a new ROOTS program, modeled after the successful Sylvania program. The program will increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of academically under-prepared low-income and first-generation students and students with disabilitiesand to foster an institutional climate that supports those students.

Project: Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT)
Amount: $677,362
Funder: U.S. Department of Labor
Description: The Credential, Acceleration, and Support for Employment (CASE) Consortium is a statewide collaboration of all 17 Oregon community colleges. Under the consortium, PCC will work with employers, our public workforce systems, and other community partners to expand or enhance three existing Career Pathways programs in alignment with community needs and resources.

Project: Financial Literacy and Access to Improved Resources (FLAIR)
Amount: $1,988,107
Funder: U.S. Department of Education - Title III - Strengthening Institutions
Description: With this funding, PCC will improve student success by reducing institutional barriers to access and management of education-related finances. This project will provide immediate and comprehensive reform to PCC's student financial services by: re-engineering student financial services to a high tech-high touch approach; developing a comprehensive student financial literacy program; and cultivating private-sector support capacity in the Foundation.

Project: Future Connect Scholarship Program
Amount: $300,000
Funder: Meyer Memorial Trust
Description: This grant funds personnel and operating costs in support of the Future Connect scholarship program, which combines scholarship support with intensive, one-on-one advising to help low-income, first-generation college students in Multnomah County overcome obstacles, excel, stay in school and earn degrees. These funds will also allow for the exploration of expanding the scholarship program to Washington County.

Project: Increasing Access and Diversity in Technology Programs
Amount: $599,384
Funder: National Science Foundation - Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Description: Building on PCC's current NSF Scholarship program, this grant will offer scholarships and support services to students seeking a two-year degree in Electrical Engineering, Machine Manufacturing, Civil/Mechanical Engineering or Microelectronics Technology. The program will target underrepresented student groups and those with the most financial need.

Project: Career Pathways
Amount: $15,000
Funder: Bank of America
Description: Provides Career Pathways tuition support for a group of students pursuing proven career pathways in the Accounting, Administrative, Facilities Management, and Healthcare fields. Bank of America employees will provide networking opportunities, mentoring, career planning classroom presentations, financial literacy training, resume preparation, mock interviews, and cover letter writing.

Here is a list of projects funded from 2007 through 2012.