Current Awards

Staff in Government Relations and Grants work collaboratively with the staff of Grants, Contracts, and Financial Aid Accounting to ensure that project teams have maximum support for administering grants. Currently, Government Relations and Grants and Grants, Contracts, and Financial Aid Accounting support over 30 project teams and $8 million in grant funding.

Funding Agency

Project Summary

Award Amount

National Science Foundation

NC STEM Alliance

(Central Piedmont, Guilford Technical CC, and Forsyth Technical CC)

Led by Central Piedmont, a collaborative effort to develop and implement evidenced-based academic and student support activities, increasing the percentage of underrepresented minority students that transfer and complete STEM degrees.


National Science Foundation

Anti-Counterfeit Printing and Packaging Technology

Course development and adaptation to a new technician certificate program offered at the two year college as well as a continuing education course for incumbent workers, faculty professional development, and cultivation of business and industry partnerships.


National Science Foundation

Supply Chain Automation

To increase the number of highly trained Supply Chain Automation Technicians to meet the growing national need.


NC Works Commissions Innovation Fund

Charlotte Mecklenburg Career Partnership

Partnership focused on making our regional secondary-postsecondary education system more responsive to shifting workforce needs with a focus on industry alignment and equity.


Transforming Youth Recovery

Transforming Youth Recovery

Increasing the capacity for community colleges to provide students in recovery the support and skills necessary to help them successfully obtain, transition to, or reclaim desired life and academic pursuits.


Mecklenburg County
ABC Board

Preparing Addictions Counselors of Tomorrow – PACT Scholars Program

Scholarship and student support which prepares eligible students in the program for careers in the addictions counseling field and assist them in the process of state credentialing toward becoming a certified or licensed substance abuse counselor.


US Department of Health & Human Services via NC Division of Health and Human Services

Refugee Education Services

Support for refugees residing in Mecklenburg County including comprehensive educational assessment and orientation, English language instruction, and vocational training.


US Department of Agriculture via North Carolina Community College System

Rise2Work - Food and Nutrition Services Employment and Training Program

Scholarships and staffing support to assist participants in accessing college resources to boost their career possibilities and family’s financial well-being.


Smart Start Mecklenburg Partnership for Children

Early Childhood Teacher Education

Specialized, online, and contextualized developmental courses and a Summer Institute to assist and accelerate the education of early childhood educators.


Smart Start Mecklenburg Partnership for Children

Healthy Futures Starting in the Kitchen

Nutrition-related training and networking opportunities directed to childcare providers and nutrition staff of child care centers that serve preschool children.


NC Area Health Education Center

Clinical Site Development

Clinical practice learning experience for nursing students at the Atrium Behavioral Health Center - Charlotte.


US Department of Labor via Charlotte Works

NC Works NextGen Work and Learn

Preparation for at-risk youth, aged 16-24, for academic and employment success, by providing participants with support in completing a high school diploma and enrolling in a career pathway.


Delta Dental Foundation

Interprofessional Approach to Treating Dental Hygiene Patients with Diabetes

Non-surgical periodontal therapy, oral hygiene and diabetes counseling program for individuals with Type 2 Diabetes who will be served at the Central Piedmont Dental Hygiene Clinic.


North Carolina Community College System

Minority Male Success Initiative

Aligns student success programs and services that strengthen student outcomes for all minority males enrolled at Central Piedmont.


US Dept. of Education via NCCCS (Title II)

Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA)

Supports low-income students and students with literacy needs, creating a seamless transition to postsecondary education or training, and employment.


North Carolina Community College System

Career and College Ready Graduate Alignment Partnership
Funding for supplies, travel, professional development, faculty salaries, and/or to purchase the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC).


US Department of ED via NCCCS

Perkins Career & Technical Education
Funds to improve modernize and enhance the career and technical education experience for currently enrolled students. (Merancas Campus, Health Sciences, and STEM divisions)


State Employee Credit Union via NCCCS

SECU Bridge to Career Cohort Pilot Program

Provides scholarships to continuing education students enrolled in a short-term training program that leads to a state recognized or industry supported credential.


US Department of Labor via NC Governor’s Office

Finish Line Emergency Funds

Support for financial emergencies that students may face, including course materials, housing, medical needs, dependent care, or other.


US Department of Education FIPSE – Cybersecurity

NETLAB Expansion Project

Modernization and enhancement of the college’s NETLAB, increasing Central Piedmont’s ability to provide the most up to date, industry relevant cybersecurity education and produce highly skilled cybersecurity technicians.


US Dept. of Education
(Additional Funds)

TRIO Student Support Services

The support services to increase the retention and graduation rates of participants, and facilitate the transfer from a two-year institution to a four-year institution.


National Science Foundation / Sinclair Community College


Funds to recruit seven (7) students to complete the Construction Specifications Institute - Construction Documents Technology (CSI CDT) credentialing exam; exam fees will be covered by Sinclair Community College/National Science Foundation.


Gene Haas Foundation

Gene Haas Scholarship

Student scholarships and NIMS certifications/accreditations for the college’s Machining program.


Collision Repair Foundation

Ultimate Collision Education Makeover Grant

Enhancement of the Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology program providing students access to the latest technology and the skills and knowledge needed to meet the demand of the collision repair industry.


The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) /
All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH)

Metallica Scholars Initiative

Promotes career and technical education programs and provide direct support for students in need of financial assistance to continue or complete their allied health programs and become licensed healthcare professionals in high-demand health careers.


NC Humanities Council

UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South

Partnership to promote and celebrate Literature and the Arts.