In the first half of the fiscal year, HCC secured $1.5 million dollars in grant funds. The most notable grants include a $650,000 grant for biotechnology and microscopy through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a $75,000 grant for the college's truck driving program through the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
The NSF grant will allow HCC to crate an on-campus microscopy training hub (MTH) and a mobile MTH to further enhance and develop its biotechnology program.
The grant will be used to purchase equipment and enhance biotechnology curricula used by HCC and its K-12 school partners at all levels of the College and Career Transitions Initiative pathway, created through HCC’s previously awarded NSF grant, which ended in June.
Truck Driving Grant
The Dept. of Transportation Grant will be used to create scholarships for students in HCC's Commercial Vehicle Transportation (CVT) Program, providing 50 students with a tuition/feeds discount to complete truck driver training.