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Grants Awarded to Durham Tech

More than 25,000 residents of Durham and Orange counties and beyond came through Durham Tech's doors last year to retool for a new career, receive updated training for current employment, start an advanced degree, or pursue lifelong learning. Durham Tech prepares the productive, dynamic, and creative citizens that make our community strong. To advance our work, we aggressively seek government and private funding opportunities to support three key priorities:

  1. We enrich lives through greater access and success;
  2. We enrich lives through teaching, learning, and service; and
  3. We enrich lives through training for 21st century jobs.

We are proud to list the following grants awarded to Durham Tech to help accomplish these goals, and to acknowledge the numerous organizations and government grant programs that make our work possible.

Contacts: Melissa Chappell, Executive Director, Durham Technical Community College Foundation, 919-536-7200, ext. 6001 or Paula D'Onofrio, director, Grants Development, 919-536-7250, ext. 6008.


Award Date Title/Grantor Funding For DTCC Divisions Awards
We enrich lives through greater access and success.
2010 Project DEgree/Gateway to College
National Network
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Developmental Education for 18- to 24-year-olds
with High School Diploma or GED
Student Engagement and Transitions $250,000
2010 NCCCFA Faculty Association Clinical Preceptor Award Health Technologies/Respiratory Therapy $500
2010 NC College Tech Prep/NC Board of Education Tech Program Collaboration with Area High Schools; Durham/CH-Carrboro/Orange County Public Schools Career and Technical Programs $126,999
2010 The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Scholarship Support Applied and Sustainability Technologies $5,000
2010 Minority Male Mentoring Program NCCCS Visions Program Activities Student Development and Support $25,000
2010 Breaking Through 2.0/Jobs for the Future/Walmart Mentor College Student Engagement and Transitions/ABE $75,000
2011 The Duke Energy Foundation Sustainability Technology Co-Op Program Applied and Sustainability Technologies $5,000
2011 Scholarship America Dreamkeepers Emergency Assistance Program – Matching Grant, Capacity and Sustainability Grant, and Mentorship Honorarium College-wide $32,000
2011 The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Dreamkeepers Emergency Assistance Program College-wide $5,000
2011 ESL/Civics Education NCCCS ESL Classes Center for the Global Learner $51,470
2011 National Center for Family Literacy ESL Toolkit Center for the Global Learner $25,000
2012 ESL/Civics Education NCCCS ESL Classes Center for the Global Learner $70,633
2012 Catalyst Fund/Achieving the Dream Student Success Initiatives
Student Engagement and Transitions
Student Development and Support $215,000
2012 Open Society Institute Democracy Fund Debate Team Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer $19,038
2012 The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Career and Technology Program Co-Ops Career and Technologies Programs $7,000
2012 Minority Male Mentoring Program NCCCS Visions Program Activities Student Development and Support $26,733
2012 Apprenticeship Program NCCCS Career and Technology Program Apprenticeships Career and Technologies Programs $19,125
2013 IPAS Market Acceleration Student Education Planning and Advising Student Development and Support $100,000
2013 Adult Literacy Dollar General Summer GED Program Basic Skills $13,000
2013 ESL/Civics Education NCCCS ESL Classes Center for the Global Learner $74,644
2013 Minority Male Mentoring Program (LSAMP) NCCCS Visions Program Activities Student Development and Support $20,500
2013 Back-to-Work NCCCS Pre-Employment Training for Technical Jobs Continuing Education $119,975
2013 Gateway to College National Network (Clark Foundation/Social Innovation Fund) To support the Gateway to College Adult High School Program Student Engagement and Transitions $105,000
2014 Longfellow Real Estate Partners Work-Based Learning Initiatives/Internships Career and Technologies Programs $100,000
2014 Wells Fargo Work-Based Learning Initiatives/Co-Ops Career and Technologies Programs $100,005
2014 ESL/Civics Education NCCCS ESL Classes Center for the Global Learner $65,000
2014 IBM Web User Experience Analysis Institutional Advancement and Support $43,000 (value)
We enrich lives through teaching, learning, and service.
2010 MLK Challenge – Mini-Grant NC Campus Compact MLK Day of Service College-wide $500
2010 Counseling to Careers/Jobs for the Future/Walmart Counselor Training; with TROSA/JobLink Student Development and Support/Engagement & Transitions $15,000
2012 PRESS/Achieving the Dream/Walmart Professional Development
Student Engagement and Transitions
Student Development and Support $100,000
2012 Early Childhood (ECADA) NCCCS Accreditation Early Childhood Education $18,000
2013 The Walmart Foundation and Facility #1614 Food Pantry College-wide $250
We enrich lives with training leading to 21st century jobs.
2010 Partnership for Curriculum Dev for Health IT – DHHS Curriculum Development – Electronic Medical Records; with Durke Clinical Research Institute Health and Information Systems Technologies $444,038
2010 Duke Energy Community College Grant Sustainability Technology Curriculum and Equipment Career and Technical Programs $249,850
2010 BioNetwork NCCCS Equipment and Supplies Corporate and Continuing Education/BioWork $55,000
2010 Duke Energy Community College Grant Facilities and Critical Support Systems Maintenance Training Program Curriculum/Equipment; with Eisai, Inc. Corporate and Continuing Education/BioWork $248,850
2010 NC State Energy Office (ARRA) Energy Efficiency for Community College Buildings for Fluorescents/Sensors Facility Services $198,000
2011 Advanced Tech Education/National Science Foundation Distance Learning through Virtualization Information Systems/Networking Technologies $197,548
2011 NC State Library Library Computers/Projection Equipment Library $25,000
2012 Neighbor of Choice Merck Simulation Equipment Health Technologies $25,000
2012 College Access NCCCS Pharmacy Technician Program Health Technologies $5,011
2012 Wake Electric Interpreting Equipment Center for the Global Learner $2,162
2013 Education Enhancement NC Biotechnology Center Developing a Pharmacovigilance Program Health Technologies $46,472
2013 Muslim Journeys National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)/American Library Association (ALA) Bridging Cultures Bookshelf - Books/DVDs Library $3,000 (value)
2013 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Chemistry Equipment Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer $4,000 (value)
2013 Early Childhood Innovation NCCCS ECE and ESL Customized ACA Course Development Early Childhood Education $38,984
2014 Duke Energy Community College Grant Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics Simulated Work Environmentt Corporate and Continuing Education $182,299