San Juan College Grant Programs

Funding Agency: NM Higher Education Department, Adult Education Division

Start/End Date: 07/01/2020 – 06/30/2021 Amount Awarded: $551,497

The core purpose of adult education is to prepare individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in postsecondary education and the workforce.

Funding Agency: NM Higher Education Department, Adult Education Division

Start/End Date: 07/1/2020 - 06/30/2021       Amount Awarded: $39,600

The grant supports a NMHED adult literacy program promoting adult literacy by focusing on one-on-one and on small group tutoring for low literacy adults. Low literacy adults are those with a reading level at or below grade 6 as measured by a standardized assessment such as TABE or CASAS, or other nationally recognized assessment of adult learning.

State/End Date: 07/01/2023 – 06/30/2024 Amount: $519,809.10 

Funding Agency: Department of Labor (DOL) – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 

WIOA is designed to help U.S. job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. WIOA brings together, in strategic coordination, the core programs of federal investment in skill development: 

  • employment and training services for adults, dislocated workers, and youth and Wagner-Peyser employment services administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) through formula grants to states; 
  • adult education and literacy programs administered by the Department of Education (ED) that assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for economic self-sufficiency; and 
  • vocational rehabilitation state grant programs administered by ED that assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment.

State/End Date: 07/01/2023 – 06/30/2024 Amount: TBD 

New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 

NMHED has received $2 million in TANF Block Grants for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and $1 million for Integrated Education and Training (IET). We will use these funds to invest in adult education throughout the state, and the majority will be sub-granted to AE programs to address NMHED’s funding priorities. The priorities for both funding sources include the following: 

  • For TANF ABE Funding:
  • Instructional Staff Investment and Retention
  • Improved pay
  • Part-time to full-time as desired/possible
  • Paid prep
  • Access to professional learning (PL) opportunities with pay
  • Improved service to students
  • Instructional materials (HSE vouchers too)
  • Outreach to the community
  • Reduction of specific barriers common to your student population
  • Family Literacy
  • Improved performance
  • Enhanced PL opportunities for staff
  • For TANF IET Funding:
  • Support for the development and maintenance of approved IET programs
  • IET instructional positions, including Career and College Transitions Navigators (or Success Coach, etc.) in each program

State/End Date: 07/01/2023 – 06/30/2024 Amount: $50,690.00

Funding Agency: New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) 

This program aims to support an NMHED program that promotes adult literacy in New Mexico through direct instruction, mainly one-on-one and small-group tutoring for adults with emergent literacy. Literacy is a continuum. Literacy is also a spectrum of abilities, including the ability to identify, understand, use, and produce printed and written materials (print literacy); the ability to use digital technology to find, produce, and communicate information (digital literacy); the ability to access, interpret, use, and communicate mathematical information and ideas (numeracy); and to participate fully in one's community and society (OECD, 2023). Literacy services may also include family literacy initiatives. NMHED embraces this inclusive definition of literacy in our approach to funding and providing support and oversight for adult literacy programs. 

Start/End Date: 09/26/2022 – 09/30/2023          Amount: $147,801 

Department of Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs 

In partnership with New Mexico State University Arrowhead Center, this program will serve Native entrepreneurs with start-up and early-stage businesses who will provide products or services to Tribal reservation communities. The AIBE Incubator will provide one-on-one matching mentorships, networking, technical assistance, and investor access.

Funding Source: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Agency, i-6 Challenge

Start/End Date:       Award Amount: $384,777

The Big Idea Innovation Accelerator Innovation Accelerator is based at the recently opened San Juan College makerspace, The Big Idea. The Accelerator assists entrepreneurs, researchers, and inventors to move products from concept to commercialization by filling the knowledge and resource gap with expertise in taking a product to market. 

Start/End Date: 05/18/2023 – 10/31/2026      Amount: $99,999  

New Mexico Economic Development Department 

San Juan College’s project will design and construct a restroom facility along the Bike Park and Trail Head on the main campus adjacent to Mesa Verde Elementary School in Farmington, New Mexico (NM).

Start/End Date: 09/14/2022 – 09/11/2025 Amount: $183,500 

Economic Development Administration (EDA or the Agency) – U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) 

In partnership with NMSU’s Arrowhead Center, the Building Resilience and Entrepreneurship in a Coal Community (BRECC) project is an initiative for the San Juan County region of New Mexico (NM) that will offer customized assistance to entrepreneurs and businesses to support economic development within the food business industry.

Funding Agency: NM Public Education Department

Start Date/ End Date: 07/01/2021 – 06/30/2022 Amount Awarded: $545,929

The grant supports Emergency Medical Systems, Industrial Control & Electrical Technology, Industrial Process Operator Program, Information Technology & Cybersecurity, Nursing, Small Unmanned Apparatus Systems, Welding. As well as supporting institutional projects to support Career Technical Education (CTE) and Career Exploration.

Funding Agency: Brindle Foundation

Start/End Date: 12/10/2021 - 12/30/2022   Amount Awarded:  $30,000

To provide additional classroom support for the Infant and Toddler classrooms and virtual Professional Development training opportunities for our local Early Child Education Department (ECED) community. 

Funding Agency: Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS)

Start/End Date: 10/01/2019 - 09/30/2023   Amount Awarded: $97,125

The CCAMPIS grants support SJC student parents as they complete their degrees. It can help with home learning kits, parent workshops, family events, classroom materials, childcare tuition assistance, and a resource staff member's salary. 

Funding Agency: NM Early Childhood Mentor Network (ECMN)

Start/End Date: 07/01/2021 - 06/30/2022   Amount Awarded: $16,000

The ECMN supports the mentorship of ECED practicum students in the field by providing a yearlong mentorship course, stipends for ECED faculty and SJC ECED leadership team, PD opportunities, state-wide networking, and collaboration. 

Funding Agency: NM Early Childhood Education & Care Department (ECECD) Stabilization Grant

Start/End Date: 10/18/2021 - 09/30/2023   Amount Awarded: $348,625

To assist the Child and Family Development Center (CFDC) in revenue to support teacher salaries, provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the staff, Professional Development for teachers, upgrades and renovations, and indoor and outdoor classroom learning environments. 

Funding Agency: NM PreK Grant

Start/End Date: 07/01/2021 - 06/29/2025   Amount Awarded: $292,500 (Year 1) | $262,500 (Year 2 - 4)

To increase access to voluntary, high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, provide developmentally appropriate activities for New Mexico children, expand early childhood community capacity, support the linguistically and culturally appropriate curriculum, and focus on school readiness. Funds will allow the CFDC to provide 30 Early Pre-K childcare slots. Funds cover Pre-K staff salaries, classroom equipment and materials, Project Director opportunities, program renovations, and family engagement events.

Funding Agency: WK Kellogg Foundation

Start/End Date: 03/01/2022 - 02/29/2024   Amount Awarded: $300,000

To increase access to voluntary, high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, provide developmentally appropriate activities for New Mexico children, expand early childhood community capacity, support the linguistically and culturally appropriate curriculum, and focus on school readiness. Funds will allow the CFDC to provide 30 Early Pre-K childcare slots. Funds cover Pre-K staff salaries, classroom equipment and materials, Project Director opportunities, program renovations, and family engagement events.

Funding Agency: US Department of Education

Start Date/End Date: 10/1/2019 - 9/30/2023   Amount Awarded: $391,801

The College’s CCAMPIS will help student-parents by

  • creating individualized family success plans
  • coaching student-parents through difficulties that may arise during the semester
  • helping them find institutional and community resources
  • communicating with other campus departments about CFDC and the services these departments can
  • provide student-parents
  • developing Parent Conversation Workshops on child-rearing topics of most concern to parents
  • hosting parent study days (with free childcare provided)

University of New Mexico

State/End Date: 07/01/2023 – 06/30/2024 Amount: $170,000 

Funding Agency: University of New Mexico 

ENLACE is a statewide collaboration of five programs that represent the voices of underrepresented children and families – people who have not traditionally had a say in policy initiatives that have directly impacted their communities or their families. This program is centered on family and community engagement, student-to-student mentoring, establishing sound policies, developing culturally relevant curricula, and professional development for educators encompassing the essence of what ENLACE New Mexico fosters.  Fund Source: NM Department of Education.

Funding Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Start Date/End Date: 08/01/2018 – 07/31/2020                Amount Awarded: $40,800

VITA funds programs offering free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

Funding Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)

Start Date/End Date: 10/01/2019 – 09/30/2020                Amount Awarded: $11,767

The program provides funds to offers free tax help to individuals who are age 60 or older. The funds provided by the IRS are used by organizations to reimburse volunteers for their out-of-pocket expenses; including transportation, meals and other expenses incurred by them in providing tax counseling assistance at locations convenient to the taxpayers.  

Funding Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC)

Start Date/End Date: 01/01/2020 – 12/31/2020               Amount Awarded: $94,415

The LITC program provides funds for organizations to represent low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS and provide education and outreach to taxpayers who speak English as a second language (ESL).

Funding Agency: Prosperity Now

Start Date/End Date: 2020 - 2021    Amount Awarded: $20,000

Ensuring and expanding access to tax preparation services.

Start/End Date: 06/29/2022 – 06/25/2024 Amount: $149,995 

The National Security Agency 

San Juan College’s GenCyber program will provoke middle and high school students' interest and increase their awareness of cybersecurity and cybersecurity careers during the summer of 2023. 

Funding Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Agency

Start/End Date: 09/01/2018 - 08/31/2023  Amount: $564,250

The Harvest Food Hub is strengthening the local food system in San Juan County by working with farmers and businesses to increase sales and consumption of locally grown produce. The food hub will increase market opportunities for local farmers in restaurants, schools, and other retail outlets and institutions. 

Funding Agency: Department of Commerce, Economic Development Agency

Start/End Date: 09/01/2018 - 08/31/2023  Amount: $300,000

CARES Act funding.

Funding Agency: McCune Charitable Foundation

Start/End Date: 02/28/2022 - 02/28/2023  

The Harvest Food Hub will construct a community garden and an outdoor learning infrastructure to host community cooking demonstrations and workshops.

Start/End Date: 10/01/2022 – 03/31/2025 Amount: $915,900

Economic Development Administration (EDA or the Agency) – U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) 

The project's mission is to grow and sustain the capacity of our food system and to positively impact our economy by connecting the community to accessible, fresh, and healthy local produce, foods, and artisan products. The Harvest Food Hub has partnered with the City of Farmington to complete construction additions of a commercial kitchen to downtown Farmington's existing Harvest Food Hub. 

Start/End Date: 02/28/2022 – 02/28/2024    Amount: $50,000 

New Mexico McCune Charitable Foundation 

The Harvest Food Hub & Kitchen will purchase outdoor learning equipment to construct a community garden and an outdoor learning infrastructure. As a result, the Harvest Food Hub & Kitchen will host community cooking demos and workshops. 

Start/End Date: 07/01/2023 – 06/30/2024      Amount: $50,000 

Metallica's All Within My Hands (AWMH), led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) 

San Juan College’s Metallica Scholar Cohort 4 Program will provide student support services to students enrolled in select programs under the School of Trades and Technology throughout the grant year. San Juan College will continue with the original scope of work and recruit 80 participants from the School of Trades and Technology. Eligible students from the School of Trades and Technology programs will benefit directly from scholarships to assist with tuition expenses. 

Start/End Date: 05/15/2023 – 12/30/2025      Amount: $25,000 

New Mexico Early Childhood Education & Care Department 

Expansion of NAEYC accreditation in New Mexico will ensure alignment of high-quality coursework and instructional best practices and support student achievement, recruitment, and retention at San Juan College and throughout the state. 

STEM Pathways and Research Alliances, New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation

Funding Source: National Science Foundation, sub award through New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Start/End Dates: 9/1/2018 - 8/31/2023  Amount: $12,000

This program is designed to increase minority participation in STEM fields.

State/End Date: 07/01/2023 – 06/30/2024 Amount: $460, 203.00 

Funding Agency: Perkins V 

‚ÄčThe Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law on July 31, 2018. This bipartisan measure reauthorized the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV). It continued Congress’ commitment to providing nearly $1.4 billion annually for career and technical education (CTE) programs for our nation’s youth and adults. Perkins V represents an important opportunity to expand opportunities for every student to explore, choose, and follow career and technical education programs of study and career pathways to earn credentials of value. As States and local communities embark on the development of new plans for CTE, the Department hopes that the videos, resources, links, and media found below and throughout this Website can be useful tools for States and local recipients in "rethinking CTE" and arriving at bold goals under the newly-authorized Perkins V statute. 

Funding Source: National Science Foundation

Start/End Dates: 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2023  Amount: $ 273,015

The goals of the SJC Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program are to (1) conduct needs assessments to determine areas of teacher shortages and interest among STEM professionals, (2) develop evidence-based strategies for recruiting, preparing and supporting teachers and (3) establish the infrastructure for implementing a future Noyce project.

Funding Agency: U.S. Dept. of Education

Start Date/End Date: 09/1/2020- 08/30/2025    Amount Awarded: $1,326,728

The student support services program provides an increase in retention and graduation rates of eligible students; as well as increases in transfer rate of eligible students from two-year to four-year institutions. In addition, the program fosters an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities through services such as counseling, advising, tutoring, exposure to cultural events, and mentoring.

Funding Agency: U.S. Dept. of Education

Start Date/End Date: 09/1/2020 - 08/30/2025      Amount Awarded: $1,309,310

The student support services- STEM program provides an increase in retention and graduation rates of eligible students; as well as an increase in transfer rates of eligible students from two-year to four-year institutions. In addition, the program fosters an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities through services such as counseling, advising, tutoring, exposure to cultural events, and mentoring.

Start/End Date: 06/01/2023 – 08/11/2023 Amount: $175,000 

New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps 

San Juan College’s Youth Conservation Corps Program will hire and provide 15 corps members an opportunity to become more aware of their environment and how to maintain it through hands-on learning and classroom training during the summer of 2023.