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Enhancement Grants Program

The Foundation at MCCC Announces 2016 Enhancement Grant Opportunity

  • Total amount available:  $5,000
  • Grant applications may be submitted for amounts from $250 to $2,000
  • Application Deadline: April 18
  • Announcement Ceremony: April 28

Download 2016 application here.

”All forms, documents, and authorizations should be fully completed and submitted via email to before the grant deadline of April 18.  A final checklist is included in the grant instructions, and applicants are strongly encouraged to ensure all components are included before an application is submitted.

The Foundation launched the Enhancement Grants Program in 2002 to assist faculty, staff, and students by providing funding for the development and implementation of innovative projects that support the MCCC Mission.  Since the program’s inception, The Foundation has awarded over $250,000, funding 196 worthy projects.  The Foundation seeks to finance projects not normally covered by the College budget or by other internal sources of funding.  The grants program puts an emphasis on spurring creative and innovative ideas, which have a visible and substantive impact on campus and/or in the community.  In 2015, The Foundation awarded funding to twenty projects allocating a total of $22,500.”

Enhancement Grants Program applications are required to conform to one of three criteria. Applicants are asked to select the one criterion that best fits their initiative and justify how the application, if funded, will achieve the overarching objective:

  • Community Engagement – An initiative under this criterion builds bridges between the campus community and the greater community, strengthening ties and providing value to both.
  • Campus Innovation – An initiative under this criterion improves the quality of campus life for students, employees and guests through new and creative vehicles. 
  • Educational Enrichment – An initiative under this criterion enhances learning opportunities for students through unconventional or unique course materials, technologies, equipment, programs, experiences, or other means.

Projects should promote one or more of MCCC’s Strategic Plan priorities:

  • Educational Excellence
  • Evidence-Based Culture
  • Resource Management
  • Governance
  • Partnerships

Applications featuring one or more of the following components will be given preference:

  • Applications of a creative and innovative nature will be given the highest preference 
  • Projects not normally covered by the College budget or by other internal sources of funding
  • Initiatives where the grant will have a visible and substantive impact
  • Is cross-collaborative between divisions, campus groups, or outside community interests

The Foundation at MCCC Enhancement Grants Program does not support the following:

  1. Professional development for faculty and staff and/or faculty and staff stipends.
  2. Incentives or gifts.

Applications must be thoroughly completed to qualify for funding consideration.  Partial or incomplete applications will not be considered by the review committee.  Applications will only be received via email. 

Questions can be directed to Josh Myers in The Foundation Office at or (734) 384-4214.


2015 Enhancement Grant Awards Release - pdf file


More than 800 children and adults attended Family Fun Night on April 19.  Click here to watch a video with highlights of the event by Michelle Kotanova, an MCCC Student Government member.

2012 Enhancement Grants Program Awards Ceremony - pdf file

Study Abroad 2011 Trip - Video on YouTube (length 30 minutes)


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