For the college’s coronavirus updates, please visit cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced earlier today (Oct. 21) Phase Three of statewide coronavirus restrictions will remain in effect until at least Nov. 13.
In Phase 3, which began Oct. 2, bars, entertainment venues, movie theaters and large outdoor venues were allowed to reopen with capacity restrictions. Capacity limits remained in place for restaurants, and mass gatherings were limited as well – 25 for indoors and 50 for outdoors.
As a friendly reminder, open registration for spring classes begins Nov. 9. Also, registration for Corporate and Continuing Education courses is ongoing.
Learn more and stay up to date at cpcc.edu/coronavirus.
Government Relations and Grants
The Office of Government Relations and Grants provides comprehensive, strategic guidance to the Central Piedmont President, Cabinet, and leadership teams to strengthen government relations; develop and successfully implement grant projects (federal, state, National Foundation); and support college-wide education reform and advocacy initiatives.
How We Serve
Government Relations: Federal, State, Local
- build relationships with federal, state, and local agencies and legislative staff increasing Central Piedmont visibility and competitive position for grant funds and/or appropriations
- serve as point-of-contact for federal, state, and local agencies and national foundation partners (Gates, Lumina, JFF, Aspen) in coordination with Central Piedmont president and leadership
- advocate for Central Piedmont and support the NCCCS in development and implementation of NC legislation impacting education reform policy and practice
Education Reform and Advocacy
- research trends in higher education reform that reflect the priorities of federal, state, and national foundation partners
- provide Central Piedmont president and cabinet with regular updates on higher education reform to inform strategic planning
- advocate to improve Central Piedmont's strategic position for funding and other resources in coordination with Central Piedmont president and leadership
Grants Stewardship Infrastructure (State, Federal, and National)
- convene the Central Piedmont Grants Review Committee (all members of cabinet) to advise and make recommendations to the President on education reform strategy and overall impact of grant projects (includes impact of development, stewardship, compliance, and support)
- convene the Central Piedmont Grants Administration Team (key members of Government Relations and Grants and Grants Contracts, and Financial Aid Accounting) to review the fiscal and programmatic performance of grant projects and make recommendations to resolve challenges and support successful implementation
- manage the day-to-day activities of several highly complex, cross-college reform initiatives. Responsible for internal and external partners and project teams, budgets, and performance. (e.g., Completion by Design, NC-CBE Project, NC Reverse Transfer Project, NCCCS Prior Learning Assessment Plan)
Grants: Pre-Award Research and Development
- lead development teams across Central Piedmont units and at partner institutions (regional, state, and national) to develop detailed proposals that improve, innovate, modernize, and expand programs/services.
- ensure all federal, state, and national foundation grant applications are reviewed by the Cabinet/Grants Review Committee, approved by the Central Piedmont president and submitted through the grants office
Grants: Post-Award Performance
- coordinate the post-award administration of Central Piedmont grant projects to ensure activities are implemented according to funding agency guidelines; college strategic plan, policies and procedures; and all government regulations
- work with grant‑funded project teams to resolve challenges; celebrate successes; and implement best practices for sharing, scaling, and sustaining best practices