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Collaborating to Earn Grant Funding

Let us help you with researching, planning and applying for grant funding.

Resourcing Our Mission

The Office of Institutional Grants helps Chemeketa to secure external funding to meet the college's strategic intent.

Chemeketa employees should contact the Grants Office if you are interested in approaching a funder or learning about funding priorities and guidelines. After an informal discussion with the Grant Coordinator, please complete and submit an authorization form.


  • All grants, regardless of dollar amount or source, must be reviewed by the Grants Office and Grant Accountant before submission
  • Never sign an agreement. Only the College President, Associate Vice President of Financial Management, and General Counsel have the authority to sign a grant agreement


The grant development process encompasses everything that happens before a grant or contract begins. The Institutional Grants office can help Chemeketa employees –

  • Consider some of the questions and impacts of a new or expanded program
  • Research labor market information and local area data
  • Coordinate the grant writing process
  • Secure approval to submit your grant proposal
  • Search for funding and keep the Chemeketa community abreast of funding alerts
  • Improve your grant writing skills
  • Understand funding guidelines
  • Facilitate partnerships with funders, community partners, and the college administration to develop a competitive grant proposal
  • Develop realistic budgets in keeping with your project's needs and with college and federal guidelines
  • With electronic research, administration, and reporting
  • By negotiating budget modifications and contract amendments
  • Complete forms and submit proposals electronically or by mail
  • Improve the quality of your proposal through feedback and editing
  • Guidance through the Institutional Review Board process

    Chemeketa employees this form for grants over $10,000 or that impact multiple deans or directors.


    Chemeketa employees complete the expedited authorization form for grants of $10,000 or less.


    Grant Funding Supports Students

    College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) provides support to first-year college students from migrant families. The program's goal is to help students succeed in college. Students take part in mentoring, tutoring, visits to four-year colleges, and other activities.

    TRIO Student Support Services provides assistance to students with disabilities, those from low-income families or those who are the first in their families to attend college. Participants can receive academic and social support, career exploration, textbook assistance, and other services.

    TRIO Upward Bound reaches high school students who are low income, academically talented, and the first in their families to attend college. The program offers students challenging courses and career exploration, tutoring, test preparation, and tours of businesses and college campuses.

    TRIO Talent Search & Mentor Program aims to help middle and high-school students graduate from high school and attend college. The program includes academic support and cultural activities that help students gain the knowledge, skills, and focus to succeed in school.

    High School Equivalency Program (HEP) provides students from migrant or seasonal farm worker backgrounds with intensive preparation for the GED exams. Benefits include financial assistance with child care, transportation, and meals.

    Title II WIOA Adult Education and Family Literacy program supports adult basic skills (ABE), English language learner programs, and integrated English literacy and civics education.

    Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME) Becas supports students in the Bilingual Student-Teacher Leaders program with tuition assistance.

  • Institutional Review Board

    Are you interested in conducting research? All projects involving research of human subjects at Chemeketa must be reviewed by the college's Institutional Review Board.

    Chemeketa's Institutional Review Board (IRB) ensures the safety and protection of human subjects participating in research studies conducted by college faculty, staff and students or occurring at Chemeketa.

    The IRB has the authority to –

    1. Review federally supported projects and programs involving research with human subjects and to either approve, require revisions or disapprove of the research
    2. Require Principal Investigators to complete specific training prior to project approval
    3. Determine Exemption from further review

    The Grants Office will help you complete the process for IRB review of your research project, including Exempt projects.