Public & Private Grants

If you are seeking public or private funds to support a project/program at Hartnell College, please review the information below and contact Michele Peregrin, Director of Grants Development, at 831-755-6810 or at Grant proposal concepts should align with the College’s Strategic Priorities & Goals and the Foundation’s fundraising priorities.

Public and private grant pre-award application development and post-award management are coordinated between the offices of Advancement & Development and Administrative Services. Activities, responsibilities, and timelines are shown on the Hartnell College Grants Flowchart

Once the Hartnell College Grant Concept Form is signed by the President/Superintendent, the grant team is authorized to complete the application development process including convening internal and external partners, contracting with a grant writer, and requesting letters of support. For a copy of the latest Grant Concept form contact at

Grants Amount Project Date Theme
Baskin Foundation $20,000/year WELI 2020
Monterey Peninsula Foundation $96,222 COVID-19 Relief Fund 2020 General support for emergency scholarships, laptops, and hotspots.
Irvine Foundation $ 300,000 Better Careers 2020 Implementation grant to explore job placement and (pre) apprenticeship models.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $ 165,000 Performing Arts 2019 The Western Stage
Claire Giannini Fund $ 138,897 Teacher Pathway Program 2019 Support for teacher pathways program.
National Science Foundation 1.5M Short research experiences for students in STEM. 2018 I-USE- Hispanic Serving Institution.
National Science Foundation $500k Computer Science degree in 3 years, “CSin3”. S-STEM
DOE $1 mil ($200,000 to Hartnell per year) Title V-Hispanic Serving Institution. Teacher pathway program.
CCCCO $ 104,746 Current/Formerly Incarcerated Reentry Program To create, expand and bridge services for currently and formerly incarcerated students.
CCCCO $500,000 Improving Online CTE Pathways Grant- Ready, Set, Go improve online educational structure.
CA State $165,000 Song Brown
NEH $ 262,551 CARES Act Support humanities faculty online teaching; fund humanities adjunct positions.
National Science Foundation $500k Computer Science degree in 3 years, “CSin3”. S-STEM

Roles and Responsibilities for Grants Management

Spring 2016

Funding: Finding and Tapping
2015 Hartnell College Student Success Conference