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Grants Office at MSJC


Locate the funding opportunity on the 2019/2020 Grants Calendar and follow the corresponding link to the full proposal.

The Mt. San Jacinto Planning and Institutional Effectiveness/Grants Office supports the development and enhancement of college projects and programs through proposal development processes and grants management technical assistance. Proposals are submitted to both public and private external sources to: foster learning and teaching; meet student, community and workforce needs; and promote institutional development and effectiveness. Grant funding supports the institutional goals, strategic priorities and mission of Mt. San Jacinto Community College District.

To that end, we provide a variety of services including: 

  • Research – assist in locating funding possibilities for specific projects. Provide support in researching data for specific grant related sections
  • Proposal Development Assistance/Consultation – consult with faculty and staff on content and design of the proposal; provide general information on proposal writing and RFP/RFA (Request for Proposal/Request for Application) guidelines
  • Grants Management – work with project directors to ensure that grants are operating on schedule, within budget and that reports are being submitted on time
  • Training – provide or arrange workshops/training sessions, upon request, on the grants process and proposal preparation for faculty and staff 
  • Budget Assistance/Fiscal Liaison – assist with the preparation of budgets and budget justification/explanations for contract and grant proposals; coordinate project management and monitoring activities with the Categorical Funding Accounting Specialist

The intent of the Mt. San Jacinto College Planning and Institutional Effectiveness/Grants Office  is to develop sustainable institutional capacities for resource development that strengthen and intensify the institution’s successful pursuit and acquisition of external funding. 


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Grants Office Staff





Rebecca Teague

Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, Research and Grants


Regina Howard

Planning, Research, Grants, and the Temecula  Education Complex Supervisor

951-506-6752 ext. 6807

Tabitha Lawler

Administrative Associate III, Institutional Effectiveness

ext. 6421

Research Office Staff





Nik Mesaris

Director of Institutional Research


Fernando Gutierrez

Research Analyst


Business Services – Categorical Accounting





Julie Venable

Dean of Business Services


Elaine McCallen

Supervisor of Accounting



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The following are some of MSJC's currently funded grant projects.


Title V Grant (2015 - 2020)

Mt. San Jacinto College was awarded a $2.6 million dollar ($525,000/year for five (5) years) US Department of Education Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Title V grant designed to assist eligible institutions of higher education in improving their academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability. Funds may be used for activities such as the renovation of instructional facilities, faculty development, the purchase of scientific or laboratory equipment for educational purposes, development and improvement of academic programs, acquisition of equipment to strengthen funds management and academic programs, joint use of facilities, academic tutoring, counseling programs, student support services. To be eligible, an institution must have at least 50% of its students receiving need-based assistance or have a substantial number of enrolled students receiving Pell Grants; and have low educational and general expenditures. Additionally, 25% of an institution's enrolled students must be Hispanic and, of those, 50% must be low-income. The grant project serves ALL students -- not only Hispanic students.


Talent Search Grant (2016 - 2021)

Mt. San Jacinto College was awarded a $1.2 million dollar ($240,000/year for five (5) years) US Department of Education Talent Search grant to identify and assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.  This is the second Talent Search grant awarded to Mt. San Jacinto Community College.  This grant will allow MSJC to continue the development, management, and evaluation of a comprehensive array of support programs and services aimed at increasing persistence, adacemic performance, graduation, and transfer rates among low-income and/or first-generation students. 

Program objectives include increasing secondary school persistence and graduation, increased enrollment in postsecondary education and attainment of postsecondary degrees among low-income and/or first-generation students.


Upward Bound Grant (2017 - 2022)

Mt. San Jacinto College was awarded a $1.25 million dollar ($257,500/year for five (5) years) US Department of Education Upward Bound grant. The MSJC Upward Bound project will provide support services to 50 low-income and first generation youth at San Jacinto High School.  These services are designed to teach individuals the skills and techniques necessary to successfully complete a program of secondary and postsecondary education. The program includes weekly tutoring, monitoring of progress and monthly on-campus meetings.  A summer component consists of a six-week,  non-residential academic program with emphasis on math, laboratory science, composition, literature, foreign language and computer science.


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2011-2014 Grants Office Program Review

2012/2013 Annual Program Assessment 


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eCivis Grants Network is an enterprise-wide solution based on Software as a Service technology.  eCivis Grants Network is a modular system comprised of three fully integrated components: Research, Tracking &  Reporting, and KnowledgeBase.

The eCivis Grants Network Research Module compiles hundreds of federal, state, and foundation grant opportunities in one database.  Customized search tools allow MSJC grants office staff to access results across any and all parameters within a matter of minutes. With the automated search agents, updates and daily/weekly email, eCivis Grants Research enables MSJC to be proactive in finding and applying for grant opportunities that meet specific District needs.

The eCivis Grants Network: Tracking & Reporting is a web-based grants management system that tracks grant activity through every stage of the grants management lifecycle.  eCivis Tracking & Reporting is fully integrated with eCivis Grants Research allowing information to be easily transferred between the two modules.  eCivis Tracking & Reporting saves time by automatically performing and centralizing many of the administrative functions that were previously done by hand.

The eCivis Grants Network: KnowledgeBase provides district personnel with education and reference resources designed to improve individual grant-related skills.  eCivis KnowledgeBase is made up of automated training courses specifically developed to meet the needs of district personnel involved in the grant development, writing, management and reporting functions.  eCivis KnowledgeBase provides an extensive collection of valuable resources, including articles on grant writing from experts in the field, commonly used grant-related guides and links, and beginner and intermediate courses about the grant lifecycle.  


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