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Government and Community Relations

Faculty and Staff Community Engagement Award

The Faculty and Staff Community Engagement Award provides one-time funding of between $250 and $20,000 in support of initiatives that advance SLCC’s values of community and collaboration. The award is open to all full-time faculty and staff. Funds are intended to support new initiatives or specific innovations that significantly increase community engagement in existing initiatives. The goal of the grant is to identify or deepen mutually beneficial relationships between College (institutional, faculty, staff, and/or students) and our community.

Applicants are encouraged to attend an informational session, offered periodically throughout the year, or contact Jennifer Seltzer Stitt (, x4753) to receive feedback on applications prior to submission.

Please look for announcements about information sessions on this page and on the SLCC calendar.

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Application Deadlines and Information Sessions

  • Request for funding may be made at any time through the end of FY2018.
  • Grant request for the first round of funding FY2018 are due July 20, 2017.
  • Additional application deadlines for FY 2018 funding will be added to the website July 2017.


SLCC defines community engagement as reciprocal collaborations with local, regional, national, and global communities for the purpose of a mutually-beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources.

Although SLCC is certainly a member of the community, we use community in this award to mean individuals, groups, and organizations external to campus. Our community extends beyond the local, to include regional, state, national, and global partners and may come from a variety of sectors, including but not limited to nonprofits, businesses, civic agencies, and schools.

College-Community partnerships enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching, and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.