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The Office of Grants Management: Institutional Resource Development

The Grants Management Team within the Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA) supports faculty and staff as they seek and implement external funding for projects related to the City Colleges of Chicago's strategic mission, vision and goals. Review resources below to support your grant management work. For any questions, reach out to .   

As you think about applying for a grant, please keep in mind the following steps if you are the Principal Investigator (PI):   

  • Research an opportunity for your idea;
  • Complete an Intent to Submit Form at least 30 days prior to the application deadline;
  • Approval must be granted by C​CC leadership prior to continuing with the application;
  • Develop a proposal that aligns with the strategic or college goals;
  • Final proposals are due at least 2 days prior to the grant application deadline.
  • Complete a Board Report Submission Form within 2 days after the submission.

​Vital Resources for Successful Applications & Management​

Pre-Award Resources and Templates

Grant Writer Requested? Review details below.

NOFO/RFP Review and Decision-making Tools

Budget Development Tools

Narrative Development Tools   

Grant Onboarding Resources

You've received a Notice of Award and a grant contract: now what?   

First, forward your Notice of Award to your college'sassigned Grants Manager. Below are documents to guide your next steps:   

Once you've completed steps for Legal and the Board, you are ready to load your budget!​   

Post-Award Resources

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The Grants Management Team

Lizz Gardner
​Associate Vice Chancellor, Institutional Resource Development
(312) 553-2655

Matthew Tapey
Director of Grants

Monica Paulson
Grants Manager (DA, HW, MX, WR)

Rebecca Beno
Grants Manager (DO, KK, OH, TR)

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