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Grants Awarded to Citrus College

Title V HSI Solo Grant - increase number, success and retention of Hispanic and other specific populations. Activities include College Success Program–Learning Communities, Fast-track (8-week) classes, Faculty Leads, College Success Counselor, Success Center, Math Success Center, Success Workshops, new electronic Early Alert system, and faculty development. Visit the College Success and Learning Communities websites.

Basic Skills Initiative Categorical Funds - increase retention and enhance student success for basic skills and ESL students, and supports new College Success Program initiatives.

CCRAA HSI STEM Solo Grant - increase number and success of Hispanic and other underrepresented students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) majors. Goals of Citrus Connect! include developing effective outreach to K-12 to promote early readiness and clarify expectations for STEM pathway academic requirements, establishing STEM academic and student services support on campus, and work with partner universities to increase transfer. Visit the STEM website for activities.

CCRAA HSI STEM Grant - partner of University of LaVerne - increase Citrus transfers of Hispanic and other underrepresented students to ULV in STEM majors; remove pathway barriers to transfer, with a focus on math readiness. Activities include STEM professional math tutors, ULV Summer Bridge Academies, academic advising, development of Power Math, and course articulation. Visit the STEM website.

Title V HSI Co-Op Grant - partner with University of La Verne - prepare underrepresented students to enter the teaching profession. With Citrus as the lead institution, the two colleges share the grant and have formed a program designed to prepare the next generation of K-12 teachers. The partnership builds on the shared strengths and values of the two colleges, which are Hispanic Serving Institutions.

The collaboration between Citrus College and the University of La Verne has provided a critically needed and highly effective academic pathway that will prepare many Hispanic and other underrepresented students to become teachers. As such, the program is a high priority for both institutions.  Visit the Center for Teacher Excellence website.

San Gabriel Valley Career Technical Education Community Collaborative - the purpose of the SGVCTECC is to strengthen Career and Technical Education programs at the Community Colleges and to improve the student pathways from secondary to postsecondary education. Partnering with Rio Hondo and Mt. San Antonio Colleges, Citrus College serves as the fiscal agent for this grant. There are four mandated areas of focus: Teacher and Faculty Externships, CTE Professional Development, Career Exploration for 7th and 8th graders and CTE Sectors.

A second Collaborative grant will focus on energy and green technology.

Vocational Technical Education Act (Perkins VTEA) - to improve CTE (vocational) programs and improve career student success.

Nursing and Allied Health Programs - various grants received for equipment, program implementation, improve health care student success.

Tech Prep - grants to facilitate the vitality of local Tech Prep initiatives and Tech Prep mandates; as well as grants to develop course sequences/career pathways between secondary and post-secondary education segments (specifically CTE programs), implementation of a credit-granting mechanism to recognize secondary student achievement of postsecondary course outcomes to promote advanced placement within the career pathway, and related professional development.  A grant was also received for the Los Angeles/Orange County Regional Consortium.

Center for International Trade Development - focusing on economic and workforce development, and working with representatives of business, labor, professional trade associations within Citrus' geographic region to explore and develop new alternatives for assisting incumbent workers and/or small-to-medium sized enterprises and to enable them to be more competitive in the global marketplace.  Visit the Center for International Trade Development website.

 

 What is CCRAA HSI?

The purpose of the CCRAA Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program is to develop and carryout activities to improve and expand the institution's capacity to serve Hispanic and other low-income students. An eligible HSI must have an enrollment of undergraduate full-time equivalent students that is at least 25 percent Hispanic students at the end of the award year immediately preceding the date of application.

 What is the Title V Program?

The Title V Program is a five-year initiative, partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) grant that improves upon institutional goals.

 

This program helps eligible institutions of higher education enhance and expand their capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional stability, management, and fiscal capabilities of eligible institutions.

 

The Title V Program was enacted in 1965 through the Higher Education Act and was amended by Congress in 1998, to specifically address the disparity of enrollment and achievement between non-Hispanic white students and Hispanic American students in higher education. This program was also developed to improve academic programs at Hispanic Serving Institutions, which often have scarce fiscal resources.

 

Funds may be used for activities such as: faculty development; funds and administrative management; development and improvement of academic programs; endowment funds; curriculum development; scientific or laboratory equipment for teaching; renovation of instructional facilities; joint use of facilities; academic tutoring; counseling programs; and student support services. Five-year individual development grants, five-year cooperative arrangement development grants, and one-year planning grants may be awarded.

 

NOTE: The Title V Program is NOT a scholarship or fellowship program for individuals or for research. The program is designed to support institutions of higher education that are HSIs.

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