Identify funding opportunities to support the colleges & universities in building capacity including program development and/or equipment to advance the educational, pedagogy, research & economic/workforce development missions;
Identify & obtain additional resources to support multi-institution initiatives;
Maximize & leverage resources for the greatest impact;
Enhance the System's capacity to respond to grant solicitations & receive funding awards;
Assure that funded projects maintain compliance & meet goals and objectives, deliverables and timelines; and
Develop a resource library of materials & templates to assist colleges & universities to plan and implement grants successfully.
Develop and maintain partnerships with all 17 colleges and universities as well as with federal agencies, national associations and foundations, business, industry and the workforce investment system, other state agencies, community organizations and other partners.
Develop policies, processes and procedures to prepare and submit proposals and budgets which align with System goals.
Ensure required resources are in place to support system grants.
Create a resource library to share sample proposals, contracts and MOUs, budgets and budget narratives, evaluation plans, reporting templates, indirect cost calculations, job descriptions, federal circulars, as well as best practices and FAQs.
Offer workshops on grant-writing, grants management, allowable costs, indirect and administrative costs and other grant-related topics.