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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 Chris Padgett, Director of Grants Development and Innovation, at 831-755-6940 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 Office of Institutional Advancement 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 Chris at


Below is a list of grants that were received in recent years. If you would like more information, please contact Chris at



Department of Ed$2.9MUS Department of Education- Upward Bound2022High School to College Support for Underserved Students
CCCCO$480,000Rising Scholars Network2022Incarcerated Student Education
CA State$400,000Song Brown grant to support nursing pathways and increased enrollment. 2022Accelerated Completion; Workforce Development.
CCCCO$493,910California Apprenticeship Initiative2022Support Early Childhood Education apprenticeship
United Way Monterey County$7M Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance2022
The James Irvine Foundation$600,000Support for Ag Tech and Racial Equity2021
The James Irvine Foundation$500,000Youth Mentoring Initiative 2021
College Futures Foundation$300,000Dual Enrollment2021
Bank of America Charitable Foundation $260,000 Ag Tech 2021
Foundation for California Community Colleges $163,000 Nursing Education 2021
Chevron USA Inc. $135,000 STEM, Scholarships & Internships 2021
Department of Ed $990,000 US Department of Education- Basic Needs 2021 Addressing Students’ Basic Needs
Department of Ed $1.3M US Department of Education TRIO Talent Search 2021Provide academic, career and financial counseling to 500 high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds in Salinas.
Title V grant $3M Capacity building/support for completion and career placement 2020Developing HSIs Program
Department of Ed $2.6 M Student Support Services to Hartnell TRiO– 2020 Services to be funded by both awards include academic advising and coaching, tutoring, financial aid workshops, financial literacy education and bilingual parent workshops.
Baskin Foundation $60,000 Women’s Education and Leadership Institute, (WELI) 2020Women’s Scholarship & Mentorship
Monterey Peninsula Foundation $100,000 COVID-19 Program Support 2020COVID-19 Program Support: King City and Soledad Education Centers
Claire Giannini Fund $148,733 Support for the teacher pathways program. 2020Accelerated Completion; Workforce Development
Irvine Foundation $300,000 Better Careers grant for implementation of job placement and apprenticeship system. 2020 Workforce Development
National Endowment for the Humanities $262,551 CARES Act support for humanities-based online teaching. 2020Student Success
CCCCO $104,746 Current/Formerly Incarcerated Reentry Program 2019 To create, expand and bridge services for currently and formerly incarcerated students.
CCCCO $500,000 Improving Online CTE Pathways 2019 Digital Equity
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $165,000 Support for The Western Stage 2019The Arts
National Science Foundation $1.5M I-USE-HSI grant to support short research experiences for students in STEM. 2018STEM
National Science Foundation $500,000 Computer Science degree in 3 years, “CSin3”. 2018STEM


Roles and Responsibilities for Grants Management, 2015 Hartnell College Student Success Conference

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