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Volume 8, Issue 2

Inside Grants Offices: Findings from New CASE Survey

Preliminary results from the CASE Survey of Community College Grant Offices were recently presented at the Conference for Community College Grant Professionals. The full results of the survey, which will be made available to participants soon, will provide valuable benchmarking data for community college grants offices.

Among the initial top-level findings, the survey found:

  • Half (50 percent) respondents reported having a strategic or departmental plan.
  • Almost all respondents (92 percent) reported tracking the performance of their grants office.
  • Less than 5 percent of respondents specified how they measure ROI.
  • Federal (32.4 percent), state (33.5 percent) and local (5 percent) government grant opportunities make up just more than 70 percent of the grant proposals submitted by community colleges. Private foundations accounted for an additional 20 percent.
  • State government grant proposals enjoyed the highest success rate (94.3 percent awarded), followed by public foundations (91.6 percent) and private foundations (74.2 percent).
  • The top three most time-consuming activities in terms of overall staff time allocation were proposal development and writing, post-grant management and identifying prospective funders.

Additional analysis is currently being performed. Full findings will be made available in early 2018.

This article is from the November/December 2017 issue of the Community College Advancement News.

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