Special Grant

Special Grant funding is available as an alternate source of funds for professional and personal development for JCCC full- and part-time faculty and full-time staff.

Grant Description Amount
Conference Presentation Participation as a SOLE PRESENTER for a specific SESSION at a conference Up to $900
Conference Poster or Panel Presentation POSTER PRESENTATION or PANEL DISCUSSION at a conference Up to $400
Conference Attendance Conference Attendance only with no out of district travel funds
(Full-Time Faculty NOT eligible)
Up to $700
Specialized Training Training for NEW skills which result in continuing education hours, certification or licensure for a specific individual Up to $1,500


2022 Special Grant Application Form


Submit application to: Staff Development within HR, Amy Keating, GEB 274, Box 46 or email akeatin6@jccc.edu


  • The application with all requirements must be submitted and approved by the committee prior to the registration deadline or commencement of the activity.
  • Applicants must submit a travel request through Concur prior to travel.
  • The Special Grant Committee will vote on the applications one week following the application deadline.

Application Deadline

Committee Meeting Date
February 14, 2023

February 21, 2023

March 14, 2023

March 21, 2023

April 11, 2023

April 18, 2023

May 2, 2023

May 9, 2023


The committee reserves the right to interview applicants if deemed necessary.

  • Grants will be awarded on activity merit and availability of funds.
  • Reimbursement will not exceed the total amount approved.
  • Limited to once per fiscal year.
  • Part-time staff are not eligible.
  • Special Grant Committee Members & FAQs

Obligations & Important Considerations:

  • Applicants must have an Individual Development Plan (IDP), or Portfolio that is less than 2 years old.
  • Special Grant request must relate to goals as indicated on the IDP/Portfolio.
  • Application & supporting paperwork must be submitted by employee to Amy Keating before conference.
  • College policy states employees will not be reimbursed for conference/travel that has already taken place.
  • Employees may apply for a Travel Card to pay for conference/travel.
  • A Special Grant submission does not count as a travel request. Employees must submit a travel request through Concur prior to event date. For more information on how to submit a travel request, visit the Travel Information & Procedures page and the Travel & Expense Reminders page.
  • Airbnb and Vrbo are not covered by special grant funds.
  • International travel requirements:
    • All applications involving international travel must be submitted to the International Office for consideration first
    • Documentation of funds approved by the International Committee must be attached to the special grant application
    • All international requests must be signed by the President of the College

Additional Information:
Funding Source: Staff and Organizational Development budget
Any questions about the Special Grant process and/or application should contact Amy Keating at akeatin6@jccc.edu