The SCC Mini Grant program funds innovative ideas that help to further student success at Sacramento City College. During this time of working remotely during the Covid-19 crisis, we are especially focused on ideas that will further student success in the remote environment, but we welcome any great ideas that our faculty and staff have to help improve the student experience at SCC.

Mini Grants may be used to buy equipment and supplies, or help support research, coursework, or other projects/activities directly related to the college’s educational mission.

Mini Grants are made possible through the support of generous donors to the SCC Fund. Many employees give to the SCC Fund, and in so doing, they provide crucial resources that help improve the services our campus can provide and make an important we serve.

Propose a Mini Grant Project

Do you have a great idea for a project that will improve the student experience, the teaching and learning environment, and/or student success, particularly to foster student success in the remote environment? Propose it as part of the Mini Grant process!

Timeline

April 27 – May 11, 2020
Mini Grant Applications Accepted

Week of May 18, 2020
Grant Notifications

May 20, 2020-June 30, 2021
Mini Grant funding period

Award Details

We will award up to $3,000 per Mini Grant. The number of grants awarded will vary, depending on the amount of funding available.

All grant funds must be expended within the funding period (May 20, 2020-June 30, 2021). Any remaining funds will be reallocated to future Mini Grants.

Funds are not to be used for ongoing program support, compensation, student clubs or legislative activities. Funds are not meant to supplant dollars already in a departmental budget. Before writing your proposal, we recommend that you check with the division dean or vice president to determine if other funding sources are available.

Purchase of equipment, supplies, etc. using Mini Grant funds must adhere to Los Rios Community College District purchasing guidelines and standard operating procedures.

Eligibility

All Sacramento City College faculty, staff, and management are eligible to apply for a Mini Grant. Projects may be submitted to the Office of Philanthropy with approval from SCC deans or vice presidents.

How Grants Are Awarded

Funding decisions are based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and Innovation
  • Feasibility of the proposed activity and anticipated use of resources
  • Impact on teaching and learning effectiveness/clear student benefit

Special consideration will be given to projects that focus on student success working in the remote environment.

Application Process

All applications must be submitted below.

Hard copies will not be accepted. You will be asked to provide the name of the approving Dean or VP. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020.

Questions? Please contact:

SCC Office of Philanthropy
Email: philanthropy@scc.losrios.edu
Phone: (916) 558-2197