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Faculty and Staff Community Engagement Grant

Community Engagement Grant Summary, Definitions, Goals

The Faculty and Staff Community Engagement Grant provides one-time funding of between $250 and $20,000 in support of initiatives that advance SLCC’s values of community and collaboration. The grant 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.

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 grant 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.

Grant goals are:

  • Advance SLCC’s commitment to promote reciprocal community engagement through engaged learning and outreach
  • Strengthen SLCC’s relationships with the community at-large
  • Provide a positive learning experience for SLCC students and/or community learners
  • Foster cross-college collaboration; encourage community-based grant seeking by staff and faculty; and support our collective values of inclusivity, innovation, learning, community, trust, and collaboration

For more information on the grant and expectations, please read the information document.

Application Deadlines

Requests for funding less than $2,000 may be made at any time throughout the fiscal year. Funding requests greater than $2,000 must be submitted by the fourth Thursday of each month.


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