OFFICE OF GRANTS and CONTRACTS

Welcome to Saddleback College Office of Grants and Contracts!

The Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) is responsible for searching for funding opportunities and assisting faculty and staff with proposal and budget development. As the college's central administrative office, we ensure that proposals comply with sponsor guidelines, federal, state and district policies prior to submission and is the office responsible for coordinating submission of applications to the State of California, federal agencies and private foundations. The OGC additionally provides leadership in the administration and management of grants and contracts awarded to the college.

NOTE TO STUDENTS: If you are looking for information regarding Student Financial Aid, including individual grants and scholarships, go to the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office.

Grants Analysts are available to assist you with:

Pre-award Training and Assistance Services

  • Ideation/brainstorming
  • Identifying funding sources
  • Assist in development of program models & designs
  • Writing grant proposals
  • Securing institutional approvals
  • Submitting grant applications

Post-award Grant Oversight, Assistance, and Support Services

  • Contract development and review
  • Securing signatures on contracts & agreements
  • Assisting with funding agency approvals for budget transfers/modifications, change of scope and no-cost extensions
  • Liaison with program officer or representative at funding agency
  • Troubleshooting
  • Providing research, analysis, and internal reports when necessary
  • Monitoring compliance with terms of award, budget & grant agreement
  • Maintaining grants submission and award files for audits, etc.

Office of Grants and Contracts Principles

INNOVATION

The Saddleback College Office of Grants and Contracts works with Deans and Faculty to pursue funding to ensure students are provided with “cutting edge” curriculum and supportive services -- helping them compete in the 21st century workplace and local and global economies.

PARTNERSHIP and COLLABORATION

The Saddleback Grants Office encourages strategic alliances with our sister campuses (Irvine Valley College and ATEP) as well as developing more significant relationships with other community colleges, businesses, workforce partners, and community non-profit organizations across California.  Successfully acquiring state and federal grant funds requires College faculty, administration and staff to seek opportunities to form strategic partnerships and to explore innovative “outside the box” educational programs.

Saddleback Grants Analysts work with faculty, administrators and classified staff to develop funding opportunities which support academic and career technical educational programs which enhance and support student education.

REGIONAL APPROACH

The Grants Office fully supports an integrated or regional approach to grant/program development so that financial resources, facilities, technology, and areas of expertise are combined to the benefit of students, faculty, the regional economy, and the ability of the state to attract and retain quality employers, students/employees, and businesses.

College Grant Funded Programs - Partial List