Special Projects Grant Program
The CARE Fund is the source of CARE's charitable activities and is designed to provide an extra
measure of support to education in the Chabot-Las Positas
Community College District.
Using CARE Fund resources, CARE has
implemented a small grant program intended to stimulate and support special
improve service to the colleges. We want to help you do a better
job of serving our students, staff, and institutions!
Get a better sense of the successful proposals
and outcomes by reviewing this
2019 report highlighting 24
View the full list of 57
2019-2020 Grants Program and
Please read these program
guidelines carefully before completing your proposal:
Eligibility: Applicants must be board-appointed employees
of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District; proposals
from students, retirees, contractors, or others will not be
considered. All areas of service are eligible, and any category
of employee may apply: faculty, classified, administration,
full-time, or part-time, college or district office.
Award Limits: The
maximum grant award is $999, but requests for the
maximum rarely win. We strongly encourage
smaller proposals; past experience shows that these have a
better chance of being funded. Last year, 12 winners
received awards ranging from $66 to $444.
Applications will be judged by this standard:
How will the project improve service to the colleges in
your area of work responsibility?
one-page grant application should be specific about the
expected outcomes, the
and the way your project will improve service.
Funding Guidelines: Like
most grants, the CARE grants have a few limitations:
Grants are for supplies, capital purchases (e.g. equipment or software),
or rarely, for expert professional services.
Grants may be used for
start-up costs or pilot projects, but not for ongoing operational costs. (If you propose a new project that will be
ongoing, describe how funding will be managed in subsequent
not be used for any of the
pay stipends to CLPCCD employees.
pay for services that are part of an employee's existing
to pay for expenditures
that are otherwise addressed in the college budget, such
as conferences, routine supplies for office or
meals or refreshments.
Expenditures: Grant funds, once awarded, may only be used
as proposed in the approved application and budget.
Ownership: Grant proceeds will be payable to the
College/District. Purchased items will be the property of
Report: Please note that CARE will require a
one-paragraph outcome report including a photograph at the completion of the project.
We want to share your work with the college community! The
report will be due May 22, 2020, unless the project has a later
scheduled completion date.
Examples: Previous winning
proposals can provide a sense of how to win.
Frequent Questions: These Questions &
Answers may help guide your application and project.
Please complete the one-page
fill-in Application form
(You can type your responses into the blanks
on this form.)
Print the completed form, obtain the required
mail it as directed.
Deadline: applications must be received by November 11, 2019.
Awards will be announced December 1, 2019.