Grants & Sponsored Programs 

The purpose of the Grants Office is to equip VGCC and our community with the necessary resources to meet their diverse and evolving needs with exceptional educational and workforce training programs.

Now, more than ever, if VGCC is to continue to serve the region's workforce needs, we must seek alternative resources to ensure that we achieve our mission of excellence and student success.

In its brief four-year history, the Grants Office has secured 37 grants totalling $6,053,833. Open grant projects include funding from:

The Grants Process

We can help prospective community partners and college faculty with all phases of proposal development, grant implementation, and grant management, including:

  • Identifying funding sources
  • Designing programs
  • Preparing applications:  developing budgets, writing and/or editing proposal narratives, completing required forms, obtaining appropriate signatures, and submitting applications
  • Submitting necessary Board resolutions and Board reports related to grants
  • Assisting in grant management with respect to budget administration, completing necessary forms, developing and processing subrecipient agreements and consultant contracts, and serving as a liaison to government & private funders, programs, project partners, and the North Carolina Community College system office.

To maximize the College's success in securing competitive grant funding, new procedures are in place with respect to seeking and applying for funding from external sources. 


Always start by discussing your project with VGCC's Grants Coordinator


VGCC has a strong history of successful partnerships with nonprofit and government agencies to develop strategies that support our mission and vision and nurture economic development in our region.

If your organization is interested in partnering with the college for an upcoming project, please complete the online form.