TRIO- Talent Search

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education – TRIO program
Start Date/ End Date: 09/01/2011 – 08/31/2016 Amount Awarded: $1,137,971

The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their postsecondary education. The program publicizes the availability of financial aid and assists participants with the postsecondary application process.

Student Support Services- EDGE

Funding Agency: U.S. Dept. of Education
Start Date/ End Date: 09/1/2015- 08/30/2020 Amount Awarded: $1,192,480

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, tutorial, exposure to cultural events, and mentoring.

Student Support Services- STEM

Funding Agency: U.S. Dept. of Education
Start Date/ End Date: 09/1/2015- 08/30/2020 Amount Awarded: $1,100,000

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, tutorial, exposure to cultural events, and mentoring.

Four Corners STEM Success (FOCUSS), partnership with Fort Lewis College

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Start Date/ End Date: 09/01/2011 – 08/31/2016 Amount Awarded: $356,355

The FOCUSS program will increase the number of undergraduate students obtaining degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields by providing targeted interventions to recruit, retain, and graduate students at both institutions.

Four Corners POWER Initiative

Funding Agency: Dept. of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA)
State Date/ End Date:
10/01/2015- 09/30/2018 Amount Awarded: $1,400,000

Four Corners POWER Initiative will re-educate and reconstitute a 21st century workforce that respects and responds to the regions needs of economic diversification. It will serve workers affected by the recent changes in the regional energy economy to cross train and re-train, to identify new opportunities, secure new jobs, and to build a brighter future.

Accelerating AA/AS Degree and Certificate Completion for Native American Students

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education – Title III F– Native American Serving Non-tribal Institutions
Start Date/ End Date: 10/01/2011 – 09/30/2016 Amount Awarded: $2,023,794
$10,635 supplemental In FY 12-13 $16,040 supplemental In FY 13-14

This program is dedicated to two primary components. Component one includes (a) building partnerships with Native American serving four-year institutions, (b) enhancing interactive electronic student resources, (c) creating a technology readiness assessment and remediation program, (d) developing alternative delivery formats, and (e) professional development for faculty. Component two includes (a) empowering data-based decision making, (b) collecting extensive qualitative and quantitative data to improve Native American student success, and (c) conducting a pilot research project: retention assessment.

Adult Basic Education (ABE) program

Funding Agency: NM Higher Education Department
Start Date/ End Date:07/01/2015 – 06/30/2016 Amount Awarded: $411,528

The program ABE provides adults with opportunities including: (1) learning basic literacy skills, (2) obtaining a GED, (3) enrolling in post-secondary education programs and (4) Learning English as a second language (ESL) and Civics.

ENgaging LAtino Communities for Education (ENLACE)

University of New Mexico
Start Date/ End Date: 07/01/2015 – 06/30/2016 Amount Awarded: $200,000

ENLACE strengthens existing partnerships and creates coalitions among k-12 school districts, communities, businesses and others who are committed to increasing opportunities for underserved students.

Carl D. Perkins

Funding Agency: NM Public Education Department
Start Date/ End Date: 07/01/2015 – 06/30/2016 Amount Awarded: $321,127

The grant supports the Schools of Health Sciences, Business, and Trades and Technology by providing funding for staff, supplies and equipment.

Carl D. Perkins Detail Information and Meeting Minutes

Center for Working Families

Funding Agency: Kellogg Foundation
Start Date/ End Date: 01/1/2015- 12/31/2018 Amount Awarded: $650,000

The SJC Center for Working Families will use a campus-wide approach to offer multiple levels of training to provide a full scale of support and resources to students. Employing the CNM Coaching, Bridges and College Achievement Alliance models, the trainings will be conducted by faculty champions, achievement coaches and navigators. The SJC CWF model is designed to support the expected growth of the program, as well as ensure that students and staff members have direct access when seeking services on the campus and in the community.

Rural Veterans Coordination Project (RVCP)

Funding Agency: NM Dept. of Veterans Services (NMDVS) & United States Dept. of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
State Date/ End Date:
08/01/2015- 09/30/2017 Amount Awarded: $300,000

RVCP’s program goals is (1) to assist veterans and their families living in rural, underserved areas of NM gain access and availability to health care, education, job placement and housing, while transitioning from military to civilian life, (2) Establish a Veteran and Family Transition Center in four different regions of the state to provide outreach to veterans and their families in rural areas with high proportions of minorities in the population that are being discharged from the military, and (3) utilize partnership and community based organizations to provide direct service and care to veterans and their families.

SUN PATH

Funding Agency: DOL-TAACCCT
State Date/ End Date:
10/1/2014- 09/30/2018 Amount Awarded: $1,366,921

The SUN PATH grant will focus on three priorities, which include: (1) expand and improve the delivery of healthcare career pathways; (2) increase attainment of degrees, certifications, and industry recognized credentials; (3) align education and workforce systems resulting in improved employment outcomes. The project will build on activities developed in the TAACCCT round 1 funded Skill UP Network (SUN) by expanding I-BEST, utilizing the online course sharing network, implementing credit for prior learning policies and procedures, and expanding on the IT curriculum. Additional strategies include implementing industry recognized credentials that are stacked and latticed.