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Grant Services

The Office of Grant Services (OGS) at Genesee Community College is pleased to serve the College Community in providing assistance in writing and submitting grants, and in the implementation of grant-funded projects.  The Office of Grant Services supports the institution's goal of: expanding resources through external funding and effective stewardship of College assets.  We are also committed to assisting departments or individual faculty and staff in identifying funding sources for projects that support student enrichment and success.

OGS is responsible for grants management, including assisting with reports to funders and liaison with funding agencies.  Please feel free to contact our office for additional information.

Grant Application Procedure

Most grant applications pass through our office and then, to the President’s desk for review and approval before they are forwarded to the funding agency.  Before you decide to write a grant proposal, please make sure that:

  • the College is eligible to submit an application or is able to collaborate with other eligible agencies;
  • the application is in response to a Request For Proposal (RFP);
  • the grant being applied for is in conformity with the strategic goals of Genesee Community College;
  • faculty and staff who will manage the grant upon funding are clearly identified;
  • the submission process including submission date, methods of submission, font size, page limitation, and required attachments and/or appendix are clearly understood.  Examples of attached documents will include Letters of Support (LOS) and  Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs); and
  • you have available data to demonstrate the need for the grant.  

The procedure for submitting grant applications through the Grant Services office is to:

  • complete a draft and ask someone to proofread for errors;
  • check proposal narratives for errors;
  • review budget figures and budget narratives; and
  • for proposals to be submitted electronically, the Grant Services office must receive the final edited proposal a minimum of at least three business days preceding the deadline.  If proofing is needed, it should be received five business days prior to submission date.

Funding Resources

Current Genesee Grant Programs

  • Liberty Partnerships Program
  • Legislative Member-Item funding from area elected officials
  • Student Support Services (TRIO)
  • Upward Bound Program (TRIO)
  • The Childcare and Development Block Grant -SUNY
  • Wired Grant – Western Finger Lakes GLOW Pathways to Careers in Bio-Tech, Life Sciences and Healthcare program
  • Perkins IV Postsecondary Formula Allocation Funding grant
  • National Science Foundation – STEM
  • SUNY Nursing “High Needs” Program
  • Adult Education Opportunity Center (AEOC)
  • Perkins IV Title II grant (formerly Tech Prep)
  • Genesee Opportunities for Learning and Development (GOLD) in collaboration with Genesee County Department of Health and Human Services
  • The Best Center Grant and Training Contracts:
    • SUNY grants
      • HR Consortium:  (Graham, PCore, US Gypsum, CY Farms, & Creative Foods) HR related topics
      • Oxbo:  Computer skills, staff training, and leadership skills
      • Upstate Door:  Computer skills, staff training, and leadership skills
    • WIRED workforce grants (with local businesses)
      • Empire Coating: Computer networking
      • Summit Lubricants: Leadership skills & staff training
    • WIRED collaboration grant with other Monroe Community College, Finger Lakes Community College, area Workforce Investment Boards, and FAME
    • Food & Beverage grant through RIT: Allan Canning - LEAN training
    • WIRED Apprenticeship program, Clinical Patient Care Technician (healthcare) at Medina Memorial Hospital
    • WIRED Scholarship program (entrepreneurship); In-house at GCC; two courses developed and offered throughout GLOW