Grants Development and Performance

The Office of Grants Development and Performance 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 Grants Development and Performance, 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