Grant Development And Management


This information is for SMC employees. Students seeking scholarship and grant information should contact the Financial Aid Office.

Grants Advisory Team

The Grants Office is currently in a period of transition. To support the college during this interim period, the Grants Advisory Team was formed to address some of the most basic functions of the Grants Office. These include reviewing new grant and grant partnership opportunities, supporting renewal of existing funded projects where possible, facilitating grant related professional development, and managing the college's internal approval process for grant seeking. However, the Grants Advisory Team is not available to write new grant proposals or reports for currently funded projects. Departments or service areas are responsible for drafting their own grant application at this time. 

All new grant and grant partnership proposals being considered should be submitted to the Grants Advisory Team for pre-approval using the Grant Approval Process form before they are submitted to any funding agency.

Learn more about SMC's Grant Seeking Process.

The Grants Advisory Team reports to the college President. For additional information and/or assistance from the Grant Advisory Team, contact Gary Huff.

Grants Office

Please note: During the current period of transition, many of these services may be unavailable. Contact the Grants Advisory Team for additional information.

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.

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

  • In-kind contributions

  • Financial gifts

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

Grants Training

Grant Writing 101: Essentials of Competitive Proposals

March 10, 2021

This training will advance participants’ ability to craft a competitive narrative through examination of standard proposal components. Participants will learn the “nuts and bolts: of the grant development process in the context of a larger strategic approach to grant seeking, including planning and preparation, project design, writing, budgeting, and responding to the key elements of a grant proposal. The training also includes a brief overview of SMC's internal approval processes for grant seeking.

Presenters: Leigh Fanning (Hanover Grants Consultant), Audrey Ngeow (Hanover Content Director), Gary Huff (SMC Grants Advisory Team and Education/ECE Faculty)

Archived Workshop Video

Workshop Slide Deck