The role of the Lake Land College Grant Office is to assure Lake Land’s growth, viability, and competitive advantage. We build an annual grant development agenda to seek and obtain funding support aligned with the mission of the College, and we’re available for collaboration with faculty and staff seeking new funding opportunities.
Lake Land College Grant Funding Initiative Request
Illinois Emergency Management Agency
Randy Ervin, Chief of Police
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has selected Lake Land College to receive a grant in the amount of $194,200 under the 2014 Illinois School and Campus Safety Grant Program. According to the press release issued by Governor Quinn’s office, “…grant awards totaling $25 million [will] enhance security at 448 public elementary and secondary school districts, community colleges and state universities in Illinois. The grants will support 1,312 projects, including reinforced doors, shatter-resistant glass, physical locks and other security measures that will enhance safety for students, staff and visitors.” A full listing of grant award recipients is available on the Illinois.gov website. Funds will be used to purchase and install a network-based video surveillance system in the common areas of each of the main campus’s 13 educational buildings. LLC’s Police Department investigates all reports of criminal activity and takes appropriate action based on the level of evidence obtained, but in most instances, the level of evidence available to identify suspects is insufficient. With the exception of regular police patrol, entrances to the campus and campus buildings are not regularly monitored by staff or by video security system. This system will allow the LLC Police Department to document video evidence of criminal activities for the purposes of enhancing investigations, verifying or increasing possible suspect leads, improving overall campus security, and reducing the vulnerability of the student population at LLC as a result.
Illinois Community College Faculty Association
Joe Tillman, Renewable Energy Instructor/Coordinator
This research project will develop a small experimental floating hydroponic garden designed to draw nutrients from the upper level of pond water to grow useful and/or edible plants. By placing the aqua-garden in the College’s larger western pond, Mr. Tillman and his students will test how well it competes with blooming algae and affects water quality. The widespread use of agricultural chemicals in rainwater runoff contributes to algae growth in many Midwestern lakes and ponds, and the resulting algae blooms greatly reduce the water oxygen levels causing various ecological damage. This project is part of a larger research project about improving water quality through aquaculture, rather than relying on harsh chemical treatments that require significant amounts of energy to produce.
American Association of Community Colleges
AACC is a national association representing 1,100 community colleges and over ten million students nationwide.
Illinois Board of Higher Education
Illinois Community College Board
Illinois Community College Districts
Illinois Community Colleges Online
League for Innovation in the Community College
“The League for Innovation in the Community College is a non-profit educational consortium of leading community colleges organized to stimulate innovation and experimentation in all areas of community college development. Founded in 1968 the League serves as a catalyst, project incubator, and experimental laboratory for community colleges throughout the United States and Canada.”
National Council for Workforce Education
“The National Council for Occupational Education is a private, nonprofit, professional organization committed to promoting excellence and growth in occupational education. As an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), NCOE provides a national forum for workforce and economic development professionals to affect and direct the future of work-related education globally, and the role of two-year colleges in this arena.”
Office of Community College Research and Leadership
U.S. Universities and Community Colleges
This site contains links to Web servers at universities and community colleges in the U.S. Only one server is listed for each campus: the primary central server.
The links below are meant to assist in finding grant opportunities available through the federal government. Included is an extensive set of links to most of the sources of funding mentioned in the Council for Resource Development Federal Funding to Two-Year Colleges Report.
Federal Register Access
The Federal Register is the official publication for Presidential Documents and Executive Orders as well as Notices, Rules and Proposed Rules from Federal agencies and organizations.
Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants.
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and non-financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.
Corporation for National and Community Service
Environmental Protection Agency
Institute of Museum and Library Services
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Institute for Literacy
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
Small Business Administration
United States Institute of Peace
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of Transportation
The Federal Trade Commission works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. To file a complaint or get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357). The FTC enters consumer complaints into the Consumer Sentinel Network, a secure online database and investigative tool used by hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad. The Better Business Bureau offers these tips and suggestions to protect yourself from grant fraud:
(1). ALL GOVERNMENT GRANTS REQUIRE AN APPLICATION PROCESS. If you have not submitted an application for a government grant and someone claims you have been awarded one, it’s a scam. Grant money is not given over the phone for a fee. In order to qualify for a grant you must apply for the specific opportunity that you are qualified to apply for.
(2). GOVERNMENT GRANT APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION IS FREE. Be cautious of offers that ask for your personal information (especially financial) when requesting a fee to access grant information. You can always access free information about government grants and other benefits at Grants.gov and Govbenefits.gov. as an additional resource.
(3). GOVERNMENT GRANTS ARE AWARDED FOR EXPLICIT OPPORTUNITIES. Government Grants are typically awarded to states, cities, educational institutions, nonprofits and other organizations to fund research and other projects.
(4). THERE ARE NO FEES ASSOCIATED WITH APPLYING FOR A GOVERNMENT GRANT. Providing financial information to prove that you qualify for a government grant is typical, but you should never pay money to apply for a grant. People who run scams often claim to provide help and sometimes claim to be “federal government” officials, don’t be fooled by these scams that request money from you.
(5). YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO OFFER YOU A GRANT. The government does not contact people to offer them money. If you do qualify for a government grant, the government does not request payment for it.
The National Procurement Fraud Task Force developed Grant Fraud, a document that provides tips to protect your organization and the source of your federal funds by helping to detect and prevent fraud. Click here to view the Grant Fraud document.
Council For Resource Development
The Council for Resource Development (CRD) is an affiliate and major council of the American Association of Community Colleges. Its mission is to educate and advocate community college leaders dedicated to securing resources to increase the effectiveness of the institutions and students they serve.
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“The Center’s mission is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.” An online library with extensive information about foundations and nonprofit resources is available here, as well as publications and services to aid grant writers.
A powerful set of internet reference tools, from street maps and directories to translators and dictionaries.
Miriam Webster Online
Online dictionary and thesaurus.
NSF Grant Proposal Guide
The current guide for preparing and submitting proposals to specific National Science Foundation programs.
Steps in Developing a Grant Budget
A step-by-step guide for developing grant budgets, courtesy of Texas A&M International University.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Granstmanship Center
TGCI offers grantsmanship training and low-cost publications to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. TGCI conducts some 200 workshops annually in grantsmanship and proposal writing, as well as provides publications to assist in preparing grant proposals.
The Society of Research Administrators
“Founded in 1967, the Society of Research Administrators is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the profession and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of research administration. With more than 2,800 members across North America and around the world, SRA is the premier international organization for research administrators in all settings, on all levels, and in all fields.”
Writing NSF Grant Proposals
An instructional handbook offering suggestions for preparing grant proposals for programs offered by the National Science Foundation.
Board of Higher Education
Community College Board
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Department of Employment Security
Department of Human Services
Department of Labor
Department of Natural Resources
Department of Transportation
Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities
Illinois Workforce Info Center
Office of the Governor
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
State Board of Education
State of Illinois
State Universities Retirement System
Council on Foundations
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Foundation Center
American Educational Research Association
“The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.”
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Online access to information kept by the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
Allows access to a range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government. Data collected and published by more than 70 agencies are provided here in a variety of forms.
Government Printing Office
The GPO “is the focal point for printing, binding, and information dissemination for the entire Federal community.” This site provides access to Government information products.
An online database of over 850,000 U.S. nonprofit organizations
Institute on Education and the Economy
The IEE, “established in 1986 by the Board of Trustees of Teachers College, Columbia University, is an interdisciplinary policy research center that focuses its attention on the interaction between eduction and the economy. It conducts a rigorous program of research and policy analysis and provides intellectual leadership on the implications of changes in the economy and labor markets for all levels of our education and training systems.
Library of Congress
Provides free access to the Library of Congress on-line catalog of files, major exhibitions, selected prints and photographs, historic films, political speeches, and an on-line resource for information about the U.S. Congress.
National Center For Education Statistics
“The National Center for Education Statistics fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.”
Office of Community College Research and Leadership at the University of Illinois
Provides information on research, leadership, and service that improves the quality of Community College education.
United States Census Bureau
This site provides access to timely, relevant, high quality data about the people and economy of the United States.
A: Contact the Grant Office for assistance. Emily Ramage, Director of Grants Development, can help you find opportunities that align with your idea.