Collaborative Grants

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Collaboration grants up to $100,000 will be provided to take a project that, with additional funding and collaborative partners, addresses a local, county, and/or regional need. 

Projects meeting this collaboration requirement can do so in one of three ways:

  1. Two or more campuses collaborate on a new program or project;
  2. Two or more campuses replicate a successful program or project initiated at another campus, with the “home” campus serving as the training and technical advisor;
  3. Or build and strengthen campus relationships with the community.


An application/nomination is made by completing an application through InfoReady Review™.  The online application will be available Fall 2017.

Collaboration Grants additionally require at least one, but no more than two letters of collaboration (2 pages or less) from consultants, advisors, distributors, or organizational partners indicating their specific roles and duties in the project and their assurance to participate, if funded.

Letters of support or endorsement, as opposed to letters that make a commitment to the project, are not allowed and will not be considered.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, January 31, 2018.  

Nominations received on or before the deadline will be reviewed by the 2017-18 Innovation Grant Program Committee. Completed applications are submitted through the online InfoReady system.


The awards are designed to be given once per year. Committee reviews are tentatively scheduled for February 2018. Award is typically determined by March.

Questions regarding the application process can be made to