Community Impact

Examples of Grants from the Grants Development and Performance Portfolio

Training (103 Grants, $16.2M)

Awards focused on efforts targeted to unemployed, emerging, and transitioning workers.

  • Early Childhood Teacher Education (Smart Start)
  • NC Back to Work (NCCCS)
  • Microsoft Elevate America Veterans Initiative – Good Will Industries (Microsoft)
  • Center for Integrated Emergency Response Training (FIPSE)
  • Pathways Out of Poverty (DOL/ARRA)

Education Reform (21 Grants, $4.7M)

Awards that support strategic innovation and institutional growth.

  • NC Competency Based Education (US Dept of Ed)
  • Mechatronics Re-Envisioned (US DOL)
  • Completion by Design (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Credit When It’s Due (Kresge/Lumina Foundation)

Adult Education and Literacy (70 Grants, $20.6M) 

Awards for basic skills development, including secondary credential attainment and language acquisition.

  • Comprehensive Family Literacy (NCCCS)
  • English Lit/Civics Education (NCCCS)
  • Pathways to Employment (NCCCS)
  • Project Ideal – Distance Learning (NCCCS)
  • Refugee Outreach Literacy (DHHS)

Support Services (28 Grants, $9.2M)

Awards designed to improve student retention, completion, and overall success.

  • Single Stop (JMBE)
  • Brighter Futures 1.0 & 2.0 (NCCCS)
  • NC STEM Alliance (NSF)
  • Work & Learn Out of School Youth (Charlotte Works/WIOA)
  • TRIO Student Support Services (US Dept of Ed)

Program Enhancement and Development (81 Grants, $8.9M)

Awards for the creation of new programs, including certificates, diplomas, and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees.

  • Regional Effort to Advance Charlotte Information Technology – REACH IT (DOL)
  • Center for Non-Destructive Examination Technology (DOL)
  • Anti-Counterfeit Printing & Packaging Technology (NSF)
  • American Academy of Applied Forensics (NIJ)
  • Ultrasonic Testing Fast Track Program (USNRC)

Facilities Equipment and Labs (30 Grants, $6.3M)

Awards which provided funding for bricks and mortar, laboratory upgrades, and equipment purchases to enhance technical instruction.

  • Perkins CTE (US Dept of ED)
  • Health Sciences Simulation Lab (HRSA)
  • Carolinas Energy Training Center (DOE)
  • Engineering Technologies Enhancement Grant (Duke)
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology Partnership (Duke)

Community Humanities and Arts (46 Grants, $1.1M)

Non-academic programs and services that benefit Central Piedmont and the public.

  • Charlotte Symphony Orchestra on Campus (ASC)
  • Dances of India (ASC)
  • Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words (NC Humanities)
  • Created Equal America’s Civil Rights Struggle (NEH)
  • American Promise (WTVI) (CPB/WETA)