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
434-797-2222 ext.8333

Achieving the Dream Working Families Success 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.

Alyssa Rorrer

DOL - Trade Adjustment Assistance   Jeremiah Williams

Timothy Robertson

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

Cheryl Terry


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



Great Expectations       Donald Pippin

HFCC-DOL-M-SAMC       Stephen Wray

Job Driven-National Emergency Grant Lucius Chandler

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



On-Ramp   Jeff Arnold

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

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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