The primary goal of the Grants Office is to support faculty and staff from SMC, as well as the college's community partners, to navigate the college's grant development and grant management processes. Specific activities include:

  • Prospect Research — finding the right grant to support your idea

  • Grant Development — writing a winning proposal

  • Grant Management — implementing a grant-funded project that achieves its outcomes on-time, within budget, and in accordance with state, federal, and college rules and regulations

In addition to supporting the grant development/grant management process, the Grants Office works with other campus constituency groups to support resource development in general at SMC. Other sources of funding including:

  • State and federal appropriations

  • Partnership arrangements that may or may not involve a sharing of financial resources, but rather human resources, technological innovations, physical space, and/or students.

  • Volunteer services

  • Inkind contributions

  • Financial gifts

To carry out these goals, the Grants Office works closely with several other SMC departments and can help you liaison with these groups. Partners include:

For additional information and/or assistance, please contact Laurie McQuay-Peninger, Director of Grants, at (310) 434-3718 or by email at