Grants and Funding for Two-Year Colleges

Grants and other funding can help support and grow programs and activities. They can also provide extra visibility and credibility both inside and outside of your institution.

The funding opportunities listed below are either targeted for or available to two-year colleges. In most cases, faculty apply for the grants and administer them if awarded. 

Funding for student activities

Funding for projects and research

COG winners announced!

Winners of the 2015 Collaborative Opportunities Grants are partnering on industry research, a seminar course, a museum exhibit, K-12 education, and other great projects. Learn more.

Funding for partnerships

Funding for programs

Funding to support scholarships

Travel and professional development grants

Directories and databases

    One-stop resource for searching and applying for federal grants across all government departments.
  • Guidestar*
    Information on the resources and operations of non-profit institutions.

Advice for Grant-Writing

  • Debunking some myths about grant writing*
    Advice on grant-writing, published in The Chronicle of Higher Education in 2003
  • Fundamentals of Effective Scientific Writing – Manuscripts and Grants (ACS members only).
    Recording, transcript, and presentation from this Feb. 2011 ACS Webinar™ featuring Kristin Sainani, Clinical Assistant Professor with Health Research and Policy, Stanford University
  • NSF Grant Proposal Guide*and Application Guide*
    Guidelines for preparing a proposal to NSF

Want extra experience with grant writing? Become a reviewer!

Reviewing proposals is a great way to learn how to write them, and NSF is always seeking reviewers. Complete the reviewer recruitment form* on the DUE homepage* if you are interested in becoming a reviewer.

*This resource is available outside of ACS and is provided for informational use only. Listing of a product or service on this website does not constitute an endorsement by ACS.

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