AHC Current Awards

Federal Awards

U.S. Department of Education: Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (through September 2019)  The college has been awarded funding to increase the number of Hispanic students graduating and/or transferring to four-year universities. This proposal – Advance, Innovate, Maintain (AIM)- is comprised of two activities: Increasing the Success of Basic Skills and ESL Students and Aligning Resource Development Strategies. AIM will increase the advancement rate of students underprepared for collegiate-level work and will implement a performance excellence program of continuous improvement through innovative practices, use of technology, and process improvement.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom Challenge Grant (through September 2015)              The college has been awarded funding to strengthen our educational capacity and prepare students for careers in agriculture and agriscience-related fields. Funds will be used to develop new courses, an “Agsploration” career awareness campaign, and enter into an agreement with the city of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department to establish a joint-use community garden/living laboratory.

U.S. Department of Education: Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM and Articulation Program (through September 30, 2016)                                                                                              The college has been awarded funding to increase the number of Hispanic, low-income, and other underrepresented students on career pathways from high school to AHC to university in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology-related fields of study.  STEM Select provides pre-college enrichment activities (Friday Night Science, Summer of Science Camp, Math Academy) to increase local high school students’ interest in selecting AHC as their college of first choice for a STEM education. AHC’s capacity to support and retain these students will include providing a dedicated STEM Center, internship and research opportunities, and establishing an endowment to support STEM programs. In partnership with California Polytechnic State University, AHC will employ the Center for Urban Education’s nationally recognized methods for performance benchmarking to increase Hispanic student’s persistence, transfer, and completion.

National Science Foundation: Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (through April 2017)                                                                                                         The college has been awarded funding to provide scholarships to academically talented but financially challenged students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study. In addition to receiving scholarships in the amount of $6000/year, students will have a faculty mentor and participate in peer-supported activities in conjunction with the MESA, Bridges to the Baccalaureate, and HSI STEM programs.

U.S. Department of Education: Child Care Access Means Parents in School (through September 2017)                                                                                                                                       The college has been awarded funding to support the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education by providing subsidized child-care services to facilitate completion and persistence of their postsecondary education goals. Priority enrollment will be provided to military-connected student parents and families with children with special needs.

National Institute of Health / National Institute of General Medical Sciences – Bridges to the Baccalaureate (through September 30, 2019)
In partnership with California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, the college has been awarded funds to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in biomedical and behavioral careers. The program provides comprehensive support, guidance, and transfer assistance for 60 Bridges scholars during their two years at AHC, including the opportunity to work in the research labs of Cal Poly faculty. 

U.S. Department of Education, TRIO Student Support Services:  College Achievement Now! (through August 31, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded AHC funds to provide academic and other support services to low-income and first-generation students, students with limited English proficiency, and students with disabilities to increase their retention, graduation, and transfer rates, and to foster an institutional climate supportive of their success. A cohort of 140 eligible students will be maintained in the program at all times. 

National Science Foundation: Mentor-Connect Program (through October 2014)
The college has received financial support for travel expenses for two faculty members to attend a technical assistance workshop in Atlanta, Ga in January 2014. Participants will receive instruction in writing an Advanced Technological Education grant application and will be assigned a mentor to guide the development of the project and the proposal, which will be submitted in October 2014. 

United States Department of Justice: Bulletproof Vest Partnership (through September 2015) The college has been awarded funding to purchase four bulletproof vests for officers in Public Safety.

 

State Awards

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office:  Math, Engineering and  Science Achievement
AHC has been awarded funding from the CCCCO for the MESA project.  The MESA project supports the development and maintenance of educational opportunities for educationally disadvantaged students who are enrolled in science, engineering and mathematics and who plan to transfer to four year institutions to complete their degrees.

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office: Nursing and Allied Health Enrollment Growth for Associate Degree Nursing Programs (through June 2015): 
To increase enrollment in the nursing program and to increase the number of students who complete degrees and/or who transfer to universities and four-year colleges.  

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office - Foster & Kinship Care Education Program:
The CCCCO has awarded AHC funding to support the provision of local county training requirements for foster parents and kinship care provider training. Funding supports training classes for foster and kinship care providers in northern Santa Barbara County. Kinship training curriculum includes new pre-placement training classes offered in special needs foster children and in the management of psychotropic medications. 

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office – Community Collaborative (November 2014) The college was awarded funding to establish the Central Coast Career Technical Education Community Collaborative in partnership with Cuesta College and our regional K-12 schools.   The collaborative will establish a regional CTE plan that is based on the needs of education and industry partners.

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office: Deputy Sector Navigator: Agriculture, Water, Environmental Health and Safety (through June 2015) The college has been awarded continued funding to serve the South Central Regional Consortium in the Agriculture, Water, and Environmental Health and Safety sector. The project will work with employers, industry, and labor organizations to strengthen sector programs at regional colleges and high schools; provide incumbent worker training, and promote opportunities for contract education and faculty professional development.

California Community College Chancellor’s Office: Perkins Career Technical Education Transitions (through June 2015) The college has been notified of continued funding under the Perkins five-year plan for CTE Transitions to continue collaboration with local high schools to expand articulation agreements and develop career pathways to meet California CTE academic standards.

California Community College Chancellor’s Office: Career Technical Education Act (through June 2015) The college has received continued funding under the Perkins five-year plan for Career and Technical Education (CTEA) for an additional year of funding to modernize technology in CTE programs, integrate academics in the CTE curriculum, and improve outcomes for special populations.

California Community College Chancellor’s Office: AB 86 Adult Education Consortium Planning Project (through June 2015)
The college, in partnership with Lompoc Adult School, has been awarded funding under AB 86 Adult Education Consortium Planning Project for the planning and implementation of a regional consortium for providing adult education programs. The program areas include basic skills, immigrant education, programs for adults with disabilities, short term career technical education programs, and programs for apprentices.

California Community College Chancellor’s Office: Industry Driven Regional Collaborative (through 2014) The college has been awarded funding to provide advanced manufacturing technology education, incumbent worker training, and technical assistance to employers within Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Project activities will include curriculum development and installation of new equipment and software for use by Engineering and Machining programs.

California Student Aid Commission - California Student Opportunity & Access Program (Cal-SOAP) (through August 2014)
AHC, as fiscal agent for the Central Coast Cal-SOAP Consortium, has received funding from the California Student Aid Commission.  The primary objective of the Cal-SOAP program is to increase the availability of information about postsecondary academic and work activities for low-income students.

California Department of Education: California State Preschool (through June 2015)            The college has been notified of continued funding to support the facilitation of a quality preschool program, retain qualified preschool staff, and develop curriculum. Funds will also support evaluating the program’s effectiveness, including licensing requirements and accreditation standards for compliance.

California Department of Education: General Child Care and Development Programs (through June 2015) The college has been notified of continued funding to support the facilitation of a quality childcare lab program, retain lab school staff, and develop curriculum. Funds will also support evaluating the program’s effectiveness, including licensing requirements and accreditation standards for compliance.

Foundation AWARDS

College Access Foundation: Scholarship Program (through February 2016) The Central Coast Cal-SOAP Consortium has received funding to continue the College Access Scholarship Foundation program with the AHC Foundation as the fiscal agent. The scholarships are for current scholarship recipients in the CalSOAP service area to continue their education at a community college or a four-year university.

Arthur N. Rupe Foundation: Nursing Assistant Grant (for 2014) The college has been awarded funding from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation for student scholarships and curriculum realignment for the Certified Nursing Assistant program.

Santa Barbara Foundation: Dougan Fund (2014) The college has received funding to continue support for the non-credit ESL outreach and support program that targets the Mixteco and Spanish-speaking communities. Funds will be used to pay for radio and television advertisements, provide registration assistance, and educational materials.

Partner on State Awards

Yosemite Community College District -  Child Development Training Consortium
The California Department of Education has awarded funds to the Yosemite Community College District as fiscal agent of the Child Development Training Consortium.  Funding provides semester stipends to AHC students who participate in the Early Childhood Studies Program, child development and are employed in pre-school education.   

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