Grant Program Directory

Grant or Program   Description
  Contact information

Alliance for Excellence   A 501(c) 3 non-profit outreach.  Combining leadership and influence from the African American church with educational resources from community colleges, Alliance expands educational opportunities for young people in the African American community.   Sandy Saunders

Apprenticeship   Assists businesses and their employees with obtaining training.   Jeff Arnold

ATD/Lumina Community Colleges Count initiative funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education, KnowledgeWorks Foundation and Nellie Mae Education Foundation.  Funds received through the grant support strategies to enhance learning and success of all DCC students, particularly low-income students, students of color, and first-generation students.

Career Coach Program   Prepares students for post-graduation life whether it involves job-hunting or furthering their education.  

CCAMPIS   Provides DCC students who have children in the Families First Children's Center with funds to supplement child care costs.   Martha Tucker


Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)   The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a Federal TRIO non-profit program administered by Danville Community College aimed to assist individuals who desire to enter or re-enter post-secondary education.  The EOC serves participants in Franklin, Halifax, Henry, Patrick, and Pittsylvania counties, and the cities of Danville and Martinsville.  
Sharon Harris



Interpreter Training Grant (WEIT)   Designed to train individuals with proficiency in American Sign Language to become educational interpreters.   Carl Amos

Middle College   Middle College
The Middle College offers individuals aged 18-24 years old without a high school diploma or GED an opportunity to obtain a GED certificate and provides academic and career readiness training.  The program includes several components, the main two being GED Preparation, and Workforce Preparation, which incorporates earning a Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).  Middle College also helps students with completion of the financial aid process; participation in career counseling; selecting a desired program of study at DCC; and receiving a certificate, diploma or associate degree. 
Donald Pippin



National Science Foundation (NSF)   Sponsors Manufacturing Engineering Technology and the Polymer Manufacturing Technology AAS Degree and Certificate programs.  
Jerry Franklin



Perkins   The purpose of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 (Perkins III), as it relates to postsecondary institutions, is to develop more fully the academic, vocational, and technical skills of postsecondary students who elect to enroll in vocational and technical education programs.  Funds may be expended only for purposes allowable under Perkins III.  This plan is developed by Dr. Debra Holley with the assistance of members of Vice President's Council.  
Dr. Debra Holley



TARE   Assists low-income applicants by assessment, job training, and educational opportunities to enable them to obtain a career or steady employment.   Ronnie Pannell

Tech Prep Collaboration between high schools, community colleges, universities, and employers to help students (beginning in 9th grade) explore career pathways that lead to high-demand, high-salary careers.

Upward Bound   Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, this college-bound program is designed to help low-income and/or first generation students prepare for success in both high school and college. Upward Bound provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performances and ultimately in higher education pursuits.  
Robin Dabney


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