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The HCC Educational Foundation partners with college faculty and staff to apply for grants based on the needs of the college.  Currently, these areas are identified as priorities: STEM, cyber security, health sciences, the arts, workforce development, underrepresented populations and entrepreneurship initiatives. 

Howard Community College and the HCC Educational Foundation have received the following grants:




Bank of America

Culinary Arts and Student Services*

Grant to support the development of the Grow Green Skills program to address food insecurity on campus. The project will assist students by increasing access to healthy foods, providing meal kits with fresh produce from the college’s food pantry garden, and teaching basic cooking skills with the expertise of students in the culinary arts program.

American Association of Community Colleges/U.S. Department of Labor

Workforce Development and Apprenticeships

To develop and expand existing and new apprenticeship programs in HVAC, construction management, cybersecurity, and biomedical engineering technology. Three year grant will run through June 2022. Total award amount is $140,000

Community Foundation of Howard County


Grant will provide operating support to the HCCEF to award scholarships to students with financial need.

Grace Foundation

STEM Lab Equipment*

Grant will sponsor undergraduate research for ten students at HCC in STEM majors. The funding supports course registration, materials for research, and attendance at regional conferences to present their research.

Howard County Arts Council

Rep Stage*

Community Arts Development Project Grant to support the 2019-2020 Rep Stage season

Howard University/National Science Foundation

SET Division

Sub-award of Howard University National Science Foundation grant: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP): Washington Baltimore Hampton Roads Alliance. The project will contribute to the national agenda to increase the number of historically underrepresented minorities receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Four year grant through FY2020. Grant total is $50,000

Kahlert Foundation

HCC programs

Program support for Career Links, the Executive Function program, Counseling and Career Services, student travel and conferences.

League for Innovation

Health Sciences - Public Health Program

Support for a student-led program to increase awareness of organ donation and HCC's public health program.

Maryland Department of Labor

Continuing Education - Health Information Technology

Two year continuation of Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland grant to develop and provide improved Health Information Technology training; total grant award is $146,743 through May, 2020

Maryland Department of Labor

Consolidated Adult Education and Literacy Services Program

To teach adults the necessary skills for Adult Basic Education, GED, Literacy Works, Family Literacy and External Diploma

Maryland Department of Labor/U.S. Department of Labor

English Language Center

Grant to develop the "Vision for Success" program to train intermediate or high level English language learners to become opthalmic technician assistants. Two year grant of $188,903 through October, 2021

Maryland Higher Education Commission

Health Sciences

Nurse Support Program II (NSPII) Academic Nurse Educator Certification Grant; provides funding for certified nurse educators to cover costs for professional development.

Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative/University of Maryland

Open Source Textbooks

Funding for four High Impact Open Educational Resource mini-grants to support developing open source course materials in communications, sociology, and history courses.

Maryland State Arts Council

Rep Stage*

To provide quality theatre for the Columbia community

Maryland State Department of Education

Child Care Career and Professional Development

Provides funding to credentialed child providers to pursue a college degree in early childhood education, education for children, child development, family studies or related disciplines

Maryland State Department of Education

Continuing Education and SET

Funding to develop biomedical engineering technology and additive manufacturing technology apprenticeship programs

Maryland State Department of Education - Perkins Reserve Fund

Business and Computer Systems

Hospitality and Culinary Program Improvements

Maryland State Department of Education - Perkins Reserve Fund

Business and Computer Systems

Infusing Technology into Accounting Courses and Programs

Maryland State Department of Education - Perkins Reserve Fund

Business and Computer Systems

Enhancing Student Success and Engagement in Office Technology Programs through Industry Certification

Mathematical Association of America/National Science Foundation


StatPrep hub grant to improve the teaching of statistics at the undergraduate level; three-year grant total $54,150

National Science Foundation

SET Division

Partnership with University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) to expand and deepen the quantitative reasoning content in biology courses across the biology major in order to strengthen the course performance measures of direct entry and transfer students. Five year grant through September, 2023. Grant total is $250,000

National Science Foundation/Saddleback College/Community College of Baltimore County

SET and Mathematics Divisions

NSF INCLUDES: STEM Core Alliance; HCC will be a partner college in this alliance to encourage first year students from populations that are underrepresented in STEM fields to consider a STEM major

U. S. Department of Education

Student Support Services (TRIO)

Federal program to offer support to developmental students

Various businesses in the area. Groups include community organizations such as Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, as well as individuals and businesses.

Private Outside Scholarships

To provide scholarships to designated students. Funds indicated are sum of scholarships provided by various groups

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