Grant Development

The Lee College grants team:

  • Helps faculty and staff visualize new projects and programs
  • Facilitates the development of competitive proposals
  • Helps ensure that projects are realistic and can be managed with current college resources

We help Lee College faculty and staff turn dreams into projects and fundable proposals.

For assistance with faculty and staff projects, contact Laurie Oehler at or 281.425.6339

Department of Ed – FITW

Designed to support the development of solutions to challenges that are presented for students who are at risk for not completing postsecondary programs, including, but not limited to, adult learners, working students, part-time students, students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, students with disabilities, and first-generation students. Lee College used the funding to development a weekend college.

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Educate Texas STEM Accelerator

Supports activities that will assist in the development of a K-12 career pipeline that increases STEM degree completion in the region.

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Greater Texas Foundation

Supports the development of the Lee College Education Center – South Liberty County. The Liberty Center focuses on workforce training, dual credit, and community education programs.

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Department of Education, Hispanic-Serving Institutions – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (H.S.I. STEM)

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of the H.S.I. STEM grant is to expand and enhance educational opportunities for and to improve the academic attainment of Hispanic students pursuing degrees in fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

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Department of Labor H-1B – Ready to Work

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor as a part of the Ready to Work initiative to support and scale innovative collaborations between employers, nonprofit organizations, and federal job training programs to help connect people with jobs. This grant allows Lee College to offer free training to help unemployed and underemployed individuals find work quickly upon successful completion.

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Science Foundation Arizona KickStarter Program

Provides technical support or NSF grants.

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MD Anderson UVR Grant

Sponsored by MD Anderson, this grant provides funding for materials and informational workshops to educate students and staff on better UV protection.

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National Institute of Food and Agriculture – H.S.I. Grant

Sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture this grant provides equipment, supplies, curriculum development and scholarship monies to increase degree completion and transfer for Lee College Huntsville Center Horticulture students.

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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Perkins Basic Grant

Annually, the Perkins grant provides support services such as advising, childcare assistance, textbook lending, and tutoring to low income students with technical majors. The grant also funds equipment and classroom resources for technical programs. For more information, contact Frank Mosely at 281.425.6456.

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Phillips 66

Sponsored by Phillips 66 this grant supports the instrumentation and electrical programs by providing supplies and non-capital equipment. In addition, Phillips 66 provides $15,000 in scholarship funds to the Lee College Foundation for instrumentation and electrical students.

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Texas Mutual Insurance Safety Grant Program

The Texas Mutual Insurance Company underwrites free safety training for Lee College’s service area.

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Small Business Development Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides consulting and technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs supporting business performance, sustainability, and creating new businesses. This funding is a pass-through from University of Houston.

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TWC Small Business Program 2817SSD001

The Texas Workforce Commission provides funding for small private businesses in Texas. Lee College’s small business grant provides training funds for auto body.

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Temple Foundation – GRADcafe

Underwritten by the Temple Foundation, this grant provides seed funding for the establishment of Baytown’s GRADcafé which is located at 909 Decker Drive. The GRADcafé provides information, resources, and free guidance to those preparing for and applying for enrollment in a higher education institution of their choice.

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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – Nursing Innovation Grant Program

The Nursing Innovation Grant Program’s goal is to help provide personnel and improved simulation labs that will support efforts to reduce clinical hours and to increase simulation hours.

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Department of Education – Title V

Sponsored by the Department of Education Title V provides funding for activities and interventions that improve persistence, completion, and transfer of students.

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TRiO Educational Opportunity center (EOC)

Educational Opportunity Centers program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process.

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TRiO Student Support Services

Sponsored by the Department of Education, this grant provides opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.

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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board T-STEM

The T-STEM grant funds up to 30 $2,500 eligible T-STEM students

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Texas Workforce Commission Harvey Grant – 2818NDW005

This grant provides funding for fast track training that will benefit the community in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI)

Underwritten by ExxonMobil, a consortium of nine area community colleges use the funding for marketing and recruiting efforts spotlighting craft training in the petrochemical industry as well as faculty recruitment. The initiative also provides $45,000 of scholarships.

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Trellis Company TG Scholars Grant

Provides scholarships for eligible students enrolled at the Lee College Huntsville Center.

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Texas State Library and Archives Commission Special Projects Grant

Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in partnership with Windham School District, the funding will be used to create a course-reserve program for Lee College Huntsville Center students in eight unit libraries.

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