Two large federal grants will help Central Carolina Technical College remove barriers, improve advisement, strengthen institutional capacity and enhance student access to programs and services.
Central Carolina Technical College is proud to announce funding in the amount of $1,587,413 from the U.S. Department of Education Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) Competitive and Formula Grant Programs. The funding period for both grants will begin October 1, 2021.
"The grants awarded to the college are transformative in helping us achieve our mission," said CCTC President Dr. Kevin Pollock. "We firmly believe these grants are key to enhancing the overall student experience from admissions to advisement to graduation."
The PBI Formula grant has been awarded for five years with year one funding totaling $989,183. The Formula grant supports developing a college wide retention plan, coordination of health sciences student clinical experiences and expansion of advisement.
The PBI Competitive grant has also been awarded for five years with year one funding totaling $598,230. The Competitive grant supports expansion of distance learning services, improvement of curriculum development, support for STEM programs and increased support for African American male student success.
Depending on Congressional appropriations, the grants will total more than $7.5 million over five years, from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2026. The grants will add eleven full-time and approximately eight part-time temporary grant positions at the college. The hiring search for these positions will begin immediately.
The PBI Program makes grant awards to eligible institutions to plan, develop, undertake and implement programs to enhance the institution's capacity to serve more low- and middle-income Black American students; to expand higher education opportunities for eligible students by encouraging college preparation and student persistence in secondary school and postsecondary education; and to strengthen the financial ability of the institution to serve the academic needs of these students.