We help keep costs low, so you can focus on what matters.

In fact, we manage grants ranging from a few hundred to a few million dollars!

Who do we work with?

Currently, we work with over 25 different funders, including the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, Lockheed Martin and The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

In the 2019/2020 academic year, we helped bring in over $750,000 of competitive or renewal funding, contributing to over $7 million of currently managed funds. RCBC’s grant specialists are constantly working with members of the community to earn more grants and to develop RCBC to better serve students. 

In addition to working on grants for the college, we also work with our community members. RCBC has served as the educational and/or training partner on multiple grants for other institutions, and the Grants Office has helped form those connections. If your institution wants to work with RCBC as a partner on your grant proposal, please fill out the form below or email us at grants@rcbc.edu.

Program Highlights

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Perkins V

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law on July 31, 2018. It provides nearly $1.3 billion annually for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs for our nation’s youth and adults. Under the Governor’s vision the Office of Career Readiness supports districts to develop the career programming aligned to priority sectors in New Jersey. In essence, the Perkins V grant continually analyzes our local CTE ecosystem in order to support all learners to access the most immediate, high wage, high skill, and in-demand opportunities and occupations available to them.

The Perkins V grant aims to elevate the quality of our Career and Technical Education programs. Grant funding can be used to increase the number of work-based learning experiences available to students in our programs. It supports the development of transformational partnerships with local and regional businesses, secondary schools, workforce development boards, student groups, agencies serving out-of-school youth, parents, and students.  Additionally, Perkins V funds the ability to provide for career advisement and development along with CTE teacher recruitment and retention. Finally, Perkins V provides for equity of opportunity and access to CTE programs for all!

Women and Minorities in Construction

In January of 2020, the Workforce Development Institute (WDI) at RCBC was awarded a $51,849 grant to run two, 30-person cohorts of its Energy Industry Fundamentals course. These funds were awarded from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Training for the purpose of training women and minorities for jobs in construction trades. As a part of this grant funded program, participants will receive free training in Energy Industry Fundamentals and will be placed in utility jobs after training. 

In the utility industry, the Energy Industry Fundamentals training is an in-demand credential for water meter readers, utility locators, safety watchers, and carpenters. Out of the 60 people trained in Energy Industry Fundamentals, the WDI projects about 66% of participants will be placed in full-time employment and 34% will be placed in apprenticeship programs. Being that construction trades are traditionally white and male, the WDI's program (with the support of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Training) is working to redefine the landscape of the construction industry by training underrepresented groups and granting them the ability to earn a high-paying wage in an evolving industry.