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The primary function of the Department of College and Grants Development is to apply for external funding to develop projects in support of the mission of the college. Department staff collaborates with SAC faculty and staff seeking new opportunities for their students and the college.

Ways in which I can help you and your department:


If you have an idea, and just want to explore the possibility of funding, feel free to talk to me about it. If I am aware of your interests, I can keep my eyes open for funding opportunities specifically for you, or I may already have some leads. I can also discuss how you may go about developing your idea, or refer you to people who might share your interest.


I regularly receive announcements of upcoming program solicitations, requests for proposals (RFPs) and general information from federal, state and private sources. Opportunities of particular interest will be posted on this page. Specific programs will be forwarded to individuals who would most likely be appropriate recipients of funding. I can also do research on funding sources for particular projects. Here is a list of Funding Sources.


An important part of my job is helping to write grant proposals. In this capacity, I can help you as much (or as little) as you want / need. I can familiarize myself with the specific requirements for a funding source, and can help make sure your proposal will meet the agency's specifications. I will also familiarize myself with the particulars of your proposal, so that I can help you in whatever capacity you need. If you want to write the proposal yourself, I will be happy to proofread for you. If you want help polishing your draft, I will do so. When my grant writing schedule permits, I may also be able to do the bulk of the grant writing.


There is much that needs to be done in the course of submitting a grant proposal. Of primary concern is making sure the appropriate people on campus know a proposal is being prepared -- department chairs, supervisors, deans, other administrators, etc. If there are particular accommodations your project requires of the college (facilities, release time, administrative support, matching funds, etc.), you ought to secure these before your grant leaves campus. I can assist you in guiding your proposal through the established campus procedures, to make sure your proposal satisfies the appropriate administrative requirements.


We also offer training to faculty and staff who wish to learn how to write grants. We have produced a small booklet which gives some of the basics: How To Write A Grant. Susan Espinoza also teaches a course, usually once a year. Email her at for more information.

SAC Title V Exito Grant  

  Title V Grants are funded by the Department of Education Discretionary Competitive Grants and are referred to as Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions (DHSI) grants.

The project provides funding to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of Hispanic students.  These grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

San Antonio College's Title V Exitos cooperative grants with Our Lady of the Lake University will serve as a catalyst for long-term improvements at both institutions.  The innovative strategies will directly impact Hispanic, low-income, and/or first generation students by providing advisement, academic preparation in five academic areas, and engagement of students to persist in their education and transferring to a four year institution.

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Advancement and Grants

 Susan B. Espinoza
  Susan B. Espinoza
Director of College and Grants Development
San Antonio College