ATTENTION! Close Alert Box

 

Due to inclement weather, Oklahoma City Community College will be closed Thursday, February 22, 2018. This includes classes and activities at the main campus, Professional Development Institute (PDI), Capitol Hill Center, and the Family and Community Education (FACE) Center.

Unless notified otherwise, all classes and activities will resume Friday, February 23, at their regularly scheduled times. Campus closings and delayed openings will be announced through local radio and television stations and posted on the college’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages. They will also be announced through the college’s Campus Alert Notification (CAN) System. For information about how to sign up to receive text messages and add email addresses via the CAN system, please visit www.occc.edu/can.


Services

The Office of Grants and Contracts coordinates OCCC's efforts to secure external funding both from public and private sector grantors. To assist the faculty and staff of OCCC, the Office of Grants and Contracts:

  • Reviews proposals submitted by the College faculty and staff to funding agencies
  • Edits, critiques and adds strengthening suggestions to proposals and concept papers written by others, and as needed, drafts, revises, and prepares formal proposals
  • Assists with development of ideas for projects and budget preparation to ensure all OCCC policies are followed
  • Provides and obtains current guidelines for application processes
  • Provides current information on sources of grant funding opportunities (federal, state, local, private)
  • Acts as liaison with funding agency personnel (obtains samples successful and funded proposals, clarifies questions about selection criteria, determines project viability, etc)
  • Obtains signature of the President as certifying official of the College
  • Develops, maintains and monitors contractual obligations with community partners
  • Mails (certified mail, overnight courier) and submits electronically proposals to meet application deadlines
  • Maintains file copies of all pending, funded, and unfunded proposals submitted by OCCC
  • Negotiates awards, when appropriate
  • Provides grant management orientation for project directors

It is important to note that the Director of Grants and Contracts is not an expert within any given academic field or specialized curricula. Rather, the Office provides technical expertise and assistance in the research, development, and submission of grant proposals.