Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Grants Office

Institutional Research, Planning and Grants support the college community through the services of the Grants Office, located in the Educational Resource Center (ERC), Room 2424. The goal of the Grants Office is to provide services and assistance to grant writers and administrators so that they can be more successful in obtaining funding for the College and in having a post award experience that is positive and successful.  Roles and services of the Grants Office include the following:

As a Grants Resource Center:
  • Maintain a list of possible grant resources and opportunities
  • Maintain sample copies of grant proposals for review
  • Maintain copies of all submitted grant applications
  • Maintain a file of information pertaining to federal and state regulations for grant submission and compliance
  • Provide Grant Proposal Approval Guidelines
  • Provide assistance in grant writing when time and work load allow
  • Assist in the development of community and educational partnerships that result in grant funding
  • Communicate with faculty and staff about grant development opportunities and the resources available in the Grant Office
As a Grants Clearinghouse:
  • Provide and review the Pre-proposal Grant Concept Form and the Pre-proposal Grant Short Form for grant seekers
  • Forward all completed Pre-proposal forms to the Grants Review Committee and Leadership Team for review and authorization
As an Evaluation Center for grants:
  • Review application components to ensure compliance with the College’s Mission Statement and Strategic Focus Areas
  • Ensure that the proper signatures and contacts are on the grants application submitted reports
As a Monitor of funded grant projects:
  • Meet with grant project directors on a regular basis to ascertain grant progress/needs
  • Track the submission of reports to funding agencies
  • Maintain copies of reports sent to funding agencies
  • Provide information on legislation, regulations and policy developments that impact the College’s grant procedures

Contact Information

Educational Resource Center (ERC), Rm 2424
815.921.4073


General Grant Development Resources
Perkins Grant Resources