Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

Several agencies and organizations in Michigan are making grants to support community college student success efforts. Subscribe to receive regular updates on new grant opportunities.




Current Opportunities


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Grant: MITTEN – Michigan’s Inclusive Training, Technology and Equipment Network
Funding: More than $13M in grants.
Deadline: July 24, 2024
Description: The MITTEN program aims to promote equitable access to high-speed internet and digital skills training across Michigan. Digital Navigators will be stationed regionally and within local communities to address specific needs of underrepresented, under-invested and underserved areas. MIHI will coordinate the efforts of these Navigators by partnering with local community institutions and state agencies to provide support and resources. The goal is to increase broadband adoption and develop essential digital skills through community-focused programs that remove barriers to internet access and digital learning.





Grant: FAFSA Frenzy
Funding: $2,500-$20,000 (Pathway 3 for $10,000 is the most appropriate option for colleges)
Deadline: Until funds are exhausted by the end of August
Description: Funds to support summer FAFSA programming to ensure that colleges are helping students complete the FAFSA. Colleges can apply funds to existing FAFSA completion efforts.





Grant: Innovative Program Grant
Funding: Up to $10,000 + 50% institutional match
Deadline: Ongoing
Description: Funds programming that increases college readiness, enrollment, and completion in local communities and across the state.





Grant: Quick Start Grants from Sixty by 30
Funding: $50,000-$75,000
Deadline:  July 2024
Description: Funding to undergo an action-oriented assessment process to strengthen grounding in student experience and/or develop a coherent and strategic approach for removing institutional barriers to student success. Can also help prepare IHEs to apply for a larger grant in the College Success or Barrier Removal – Growing Institutional Capacity category in a later window.





Grant: College Success Grants from Sixty by 30
Funding: $100,000-$1 million
Deadline: April, July, or October 2024
Description: Implementing, improving on, and scaling implementation of promising reforms of policy and practice associated with decreased time to credential, increased student persistence, improved completion rates for all learners, and the elimination of equity gaps.





Grant: Barrier Removal - Direct to Students Grants from Sixty by 30
Funding: Formula- based, dependent on population of Pell-eligible students
Deadline: March, June, August or November 2024
Description: Funding to provide emergency aid and other direct support to students aimed at removing life barriers such as childcare, transportation, housing, food, and costs for textbooks, internet, or other program supplies.





Grant: Barrier Removal - Growing Institutional Capacity Grants from Sixty by 30
Funding: $100,000-$400,000
Deadline: June, August, or November 2024
Description: Funding to strengthen institutional systems to eliminate barriers for students struggling to meet their basic needs.





Grant: Reconnect Community Action Grants
Funding: $100,000-$300,000
Deadline: May or September 2024
Description: Funding for community colleges working with county-wide governmental entities in community partnerships to grow college enrollment and support adults on their post-secondary journeys.



Federal Grant Opportunities


Closed Opportunities

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Grant: Innovation Investment Awards
Funding: Up to $1 million
Deadline: July 15, 2024
Description: The Michigan Center for Adult College Success is offering Innovation Investment Awards to help postsecondary institutions implement best practices or pilot new ideas to better serve adult students in a way that increases completion rates.





Grant: Higher Education Strategic Investment Grant Initiative
Funding: Currently there is no expected average per funding request. Previous grants awarded have ranged from $50,000 to $1,000,000.
Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2024 - Application Closed
Description: The Higher Education Strategic Investment Grant Initiative is intended to fund higher education partners (e.g., community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities, private training providers, other workforce training entities) to implement programmatic solutions to grow the state’s Advanced Manufacturing talent pipeline.





Grant: Native American Heritage Fund
Funding: Reimbursement of Costs
Deadline: June 28, 2024 - Application Closed
Description: Grants are available from the Native American Heritage Fund to replace or revise school mascots, government seal or images in public spaces, curricula or program development, resolution of inter-governmental/community conflict involving reservation community or Native American residents, or another education initiative.





Grant: Take Flight: Sixty by 30 Pitch Competition
Funding: $2,500-$10,000 prize
Deadline: June 28, 2024 (interest form must be completed before the deadline) - Application Closed
Description: MCAN is seeking scalable, high-impact college attainment strategies or ideas to expand across the state to move Michigan closer our Sixty by 30 goal! During MCAN’s inaugural pitch competition, organizations and individuals will present an idea or effective practice (activity, routine, or tool) in college attainment with the chance to win a cash prize. In the process, participants will gain an audience for their ideas and receive valuable feedback and advice from players in the field.



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