Tennessee Board of Regents - Access and Diversity Grant Summary & Timeline
1. Student Outreach and Success – measurable improvement in retention and success
2. Faculty/Staff Focused – improvement in recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty and staff.
3. Campus Climate – support for workshops, seminars, and other programming that will contribute to a supportive, substantive, and inclusive campus environment for faculty, staff, and students.
Categories & Available Funding:
1. Pilot Project – new service or program (up to $40,000 per year)
2. Program Enhancement – enhance existing programs (up to $30,000 per year, may not exceed twice the amount of current institutional funding level)
3. Multi-year grants – must be a collaboration of at least two entities (up to $125,000 for the life of the grant)
Available Funding – approximately $1 million for all of TBR
October 18, 2012 – Deadline to notify Dean, Vice President, and Grants Office regarding intent to submit
October 25, 2012 – Project abstracts and narrative draft submitted by email to the appropriate Dean, Vice President and Grants Office
November 8, 2012 – President & Vice-Presidents make decision regarding which A&D grants Pellissippi State will pursue
December 1, 2012 – must be submitted to TBR Office of General Council (OGC)
February 1, 2013 – TBR reviewed and college approved applications must be submitted to the TBR Office of Access and Diversity by email
Award notification: March 20, 2013 (grant period begins July 1, 2013)
The grant funds initiatives that achieve and implement strategies aligned with College strategic goals, campus Diversity Plan, and Complete College Act of 2010. The program is designed to support efforts to increase the educational attainment of all citizens of Tennessee with a focus on underrepresented and targeted populations. Programs should serve underrepresented minorities, the economically disadvantaged, persons with disabilities, and other populations identified in the campus Diversity Plan.
The grant supports initiatives designed to achieve and promote access to higher education and diversity including those that:
• assisting with retention and success of underrepresented students
• assist with the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and staff.
1. College & OGC review and approval before submission
2. Proposals must be a Microsoft Word document, double-spaced, in 12-point type
3. Proposal must be submitted to TBR by the PSCC Grants Office
4. Each College can submit up to 8 applications, but no more than 3 in each category
5. Individuals can serve as the project director on only one application
6. The application cover page must be signed by the project director, the College diversity director, the Foundation/Grants VP, and the College president.
7. Project narratives cannot exceed five (5) pages
8. Attachments cannot exceed five (5) pages
9. Letters of participation for collaborative and multi-year projects must be included
10. Project must include a budget
11. Ineligible expenses: equipment that does not directly benefit project, speaker fees/honorariums except those for workshops/seminars, or scholarships/tuition
12. All awarded project directors must attend a TBR meeting on May 16, 2013.
1. Project Outcomes and Impact (35 points)
2. Methodology (20 points)
3. Assessment Strategies (20 points)
4. Sustainability (15 points)
5. Budget (10 points)
Previous Pellissippi State Awards (last three years):
2010-2011 – Academic Advancement Program: Transition to College – Joan Newman
2011-2012 – Access & Diversity in International Education – Tracey Bradley
2012-2013 – Project Graduation Attainable – Gayle Wood
Forms & Examples
• Access & Diversity RFP & scoring rubric will be emailed by Ann Burgess
• Past successful PSCC A & D proposals will be uploaded to the grant development under Grant Development Resources www.pstcc.edu/development/grant_development/
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