Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Preparing and Submitting a Grant Application

Developing and administering grant proposals requires the use of college time, space and/or resources. For this reason, before developing a grant proposal on behalf of the college, you must contact the Contracts and Grants office and secure prior approval before the grant can be submitted to the funding agency.

Discuss proposal idea with direct supervisor and the appropriate campus president for approval to move forward with developing the project.

Contact the Contracts and Grants Office to discuss project.

Depending on the scope of the project, appropriate offices and services such as Human Resources or Institutional Research may need to be contacted for their approval and/or assistance.

If your project requires technology, including computers for staff, go to the ITS web page to review ITS procedures.

Prepare the proposal and narrative budget. Gather any necessary letters and/or documentation to attach to the proposal.

Contracts and Grants must submit to governmental agencies all grant applications advanced on behalf of CCAC.


Please contact the Contracts and Grants office for more information.

Grant Writer's Glossary

Need help with unfamiliar terms? Please use the Grant Writer's Glossary to review a listing of common terms used in the grant procurement process.

Read the glossary