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Grants Council

Purpose: The purpose of the Grants Council is to coordinate grants planning and management activities at the College.

Charter Sponsor: President’s Cabinet

Charter Contact: Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Timeline; Standing (from fall 2008)


  • VP for Student Affairs
  • VP for Learning & Academic Affairs
  • VP for Administrative Services
  • Institutional Advancement (3)
  • Director of Community & Workforce Development
  • Rome Campus Dean & Associate VP of Workforce Development
  • Business Office Representative
  • Academic Dean
  • Executive Director of Institutional Advancement (Chair)
  • At-large – as necessary
  • Academic Affairs (2)
  • Student Affairs (2)
  • Faculty (2)


  • Research and prioritize grant opportunities.
  • Consider grant opportunities in relation to the College Strategic Plan and community needs.
  • Engage all departments necessary to strengthen the College’s ability to coordinate all aspects of grant development and implementation.
  • Decide which grants opportunities to pursue.
  • Facilitates internal innovation grant process.


  • Simply chase money; plan in isolation.


  • Keep the College mission, with an emphasis on the student experience, front and center
  • Keep the College Senate and President’s Cabinet informed of your activity and include them in your processes whenever possible
  • Use the Strategic Plan as a guide and inspiration
  • Be creative and think big
  • Think about leveraging existing assets and strengths of MVCC
  • Engage other departments sooner rather than later in the process (IT, facilities, business office, etc.)