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Committee Meeting Dates

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm.

Location: Administration & Career Advancement Building (ACA) 2502.

Committee Members

Raul Castillo, Director, LAVC Foundation
Deborah diCesare, Dean, Academic Affairs 
Sherri Rodriguez, Dean, Student Services

Faculty Members
Ruby Christian-Brougham, Psychology
Howard Levine, BusinessXiaoyang Liu-Behlendorf, Library
Ellie Rabani, CalWORKs
Marni Roosevelt, Child Development

Classified Members
Sorangel Hernandez, SFP Director
Nona Matatova, Grants Coordinator
Robert Medina,  College Financial Administrator
Alicen Vera, CalWORKs

Student Member
Eddie Kaufman Morrow, Comm. of Campus & Environ. Concerns

Resource Members
Michelle Fowles, Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
Laurie Nalepa, Dean, Academic Affairs
Sarah Song, Associate VP Administrative Services.




Grants History


Grant UPDATES (Updated January 07, 2019)


No currently submitted grants.


Project Title: AB-798 Open Educational Resources Grant Bonus - FUNDED
Funding Agency: CCCCO
Grant Amount: $ 50,000
Funding Period: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020
Project Director: Meghan Cason

Description: Through faculty adoption of OER, the expected outcome is a 75% cost reduction in at least 49 course sections over a two year period. The project will be carried out by a textbook affordability coordinator who will provide OER-related professional development and other support to faculty.

Project Title: Family Resource Center – FUNDED

Funding Agency: Parson’s Foundation
Grant Amount: $ 50,000
Funding Period: 1/1/2019-12/31/2019
Project Director: Marni Roosevelt

Description: The Family Resource Center reduces barriers to higher education and jobs through a whole-family approach. We know there are greater opportunities for success when the family unit is strong.

Project Title: Title V H.S.I. Cooperative Grant (Supplemental Funding) – FUNDED 
Funding Agency: US Department of Education
Grant Amount:  $115,722
Funding Period: 10/1/18-9/30/19
Project Director: Sorangel Hernandez

Description: The supplemental funding will go to develop robust professional development in the areas of financial literacy and cultural responsiveness training (free speech). Faculty will use this training to redesign their courses to include financial literacy and CRT in their lectures, assignments, and/or activities. Furthermore, a CRT and Financial Literacy curriculum will be developed that can be accessed by college personnel and students online.

Project Title: LAVC Healthy Campus – FUNDED
Funding Agency: Truth Initiative - Tobacco-Free Grants for Minority-Serving Institutions
Grant Amount: $19,998
Funding Period: 2/1/19 – 6/30/20
Project Director: Dr. Bill Wallis

Description: Increase awareness of the new policy and a shift in campus culture that will embody a smoke and tobacco-free lifestyle. Additionally, offer college credit to our Student Ambassadors who volunteer to assist with the program throughout Cooperative Education Department. Student Ambassadors will be able to earn one college credit toward their degree or transfer credits under the supervision of our Student Heath Center. The project leads will facilitate various meetings with Student Ambassadors and Department heads as well as coordinate events, including preparing marketing materials. Upon receipt of this grant, we can begin with ordering marketing materials to begin engaging students and raising awareness. Our team can then proceed with establishing our Student Ambassador team and planning events on campus. We will maintain awareness of new no-smoking and tobacco free policies on campus through regular ad consistent signage, website reminders, marquee announcements, promotional material giveaways, and the presence of Student Ambassadors in classrooms and at school events.


Project Title: ICT & Digital Media - LA RDSN (Renewal) – DENIED 
Funding Agency: CCCCO EWD
Grant Amount: $ 165,000
Funding Period: 10/1/2018-6/30/2019
Project Director: Dan Watanabe

Description: This is a proposal to renew the Deputy Sector Navigator grant from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Department of Economic and Workforce Development Information Communications Technologies and Digital Media Sector. Working under Sector Navigator Steve Wright, the LA Region Focuses on curriculum development, revision, and articulation both upward with four year universities and down to K-12. 

Project Title: GEAR UP – DENIED
Funding Agency: US Department of Education
Grant Amount:  $1, 516,253
Funding Period: 7/1/2018-6/30/2020
Project Director: Nona Matatova

Description: The ultimate goal of the Los Angeles Valley College Partnership is to increase the college graduation rate of GEAR UP students. Objectives are as follows: 1) Increase academic performance and preparation for post- secondary education; 2) Increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in post-secondary education; 3) Increase GEAR UP students’ and their families’ knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation and financing; 4) Improve the college-going culture at target schools; 5) Lower the college remediation rate; and 6) Increase college persistency rates.  The project will be carried out at the schools listed above. The success will be measured by improved graduation rates from high school, increased college enrollment rates, and increased college and financial aid knowledge rates.

To view the Grants History an excel file will save to your computer to help you easily filter the information. 

 (UPDATED January 7, 2019)