AHC Current Awards
U.S. Department of Agriculture,
U.S. Department of Education -
National Institute of Health / National Institute of General Medical Sciences – Bridges
to the Baccalaureate (through September 30, 2013)
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.
California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office: Math, Engineering and Science
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 2013):
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
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 (Dec 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 Student Aid Commission - California Student Opportunity & Access Program
(Cal-SOAP) (through August 2012)
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.
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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