AHC Current Awards

Federal Awards

U.S. Department of Agriculture,

U.S. Department of Education -

National Institute of Health / National Institute of General Medical Sciences – Bridges to the Baccalaureate (through September 30, 2013)
In partnership with California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, the college has been awarded funds to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in biomedical and behavioral careers. The program provides comprehensive support, guidance, and transfer assistance for 60 Bridges scholars during their two years at AHC, including the opportunity to work in the research labs of Cal Poly faculty. 

U.S. Department of Education, TRIO Student Support Services:  College Achievement Now! (through August 31, 2015)
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded AHC funds to provide academic and other support services to low-income and first-generation students, students with limited English proficiency, and students with disabilities to increase their retention, graduation, and transfer rates, and to foster an institutional climate supportive of their success. A cohort of 140 eligible students will be maintained in the program at all times. 


State Awards

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office:  Math, Engineering and  Science Achievement
AHC has been awarded funding from the CCCCO for the MESA project.  The MESA project supports the development and maintenance of educational opportunities for educationally disadvantaged students who are enrolled in science, engineering and mathematics and who plan to transfer to four year institutions to complete their degrees.

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office: Nursing and Allied Health Enrollment Growth for Associate Degree Nursing Programs (through June 2013): 
To increase enrollment in the nursing program and to increase the number of students who complete degrees and/or who transfer to universities and four-year colleges.  

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office - Foster & Kinship Care Education Program:
The CCCCO has awarded AHC funding to support the provision of local county training requirements for foster parents and kinship care provider training. Funding supports training classes for foster and kinship care providers in northern Santa Barbara County. Kinship training curriculum includes new pre-placement training classes offered in special needs foster children and in the management of psychotropic medications. 

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office – Community Collaborative (Dec 2014)
The college was awarded funding to establish the Central Coast Career Technical Education Community Collaborative in partnership with Cuesta College and our regional K-12 schools.   The collaborative will establish a regional CTE plan that is based on the needs of education and industry partners.

California Student Aid Commission - California Student Opportunity & Access Program (Cal-SOAP) (through August 2012)
AHC, as fiscal agent for the Central Coast Cal-SOAP Consortium, has received funding from the California Student Aid Commission.  The primary objective of the Cal-SOAP program is to increase the availability of information about postsecondary academic and work activities for low-income students.

Partner on State Awards

Yosemite Community College District -  Child Development Training Consortium
The California Department of Education has awarded funds to the Yosemite Community College District as fiscal agent of the Child Development Training Consortium.  Funding provides semester stipends to AHC students who participate in the Early Childhood Studies Program, child development and are employed in pre-school education.   

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