Advancements & Grants

The mission of the College Grant Development is to design and strengthen educational resources and programs that contribute to achieving Northeast Lakeview College’s strategic goals. We do this through external funding secured through competitive applications to local, state, and federal agencies and private foundations.  For more information, contact:

Simone Carnegie-Diaz
Director of College Grant Development



Grant awards are listed by the date received

Prevention and Behavioral Health Promotion Grant

Funding Source:  Health and Human Services Commission

Grant Program Manager(s):  Cristela Garcia and Warren Hurd

As a sub-award from the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness, funds support the construction of a Zen and Wellness Garden on the NLC campus that will allow students and community members to engage with nature and participate in mindfulness activities.  The Zen and Wellness Garden will also serve as a site for a series of community mental health workshops.

Student Success Acceleration Implementation Program (SSAP)

Funding Source: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Grant Program Manager(s):  Julie Kirkland-Poirier and Cristela Garcia

SSAP seeks to mitigate enrollment barriers, promoting the retention and graduation of NLC’s part-time students. Monthly phone outreach, supplemented by emails/mailings, provides information on campus resources and connects students with wraparound services to address social, emotional, and educational barriers. Additionally, SSAP basic needs grants provide financial assistance to address immediate welfare needs, reducing transportation, housing, and childcare barriers that stall academic persistence.

Jobs and Education for Texas (JET) Grant Program

Funding Source: Texas Workforce Commission

Grant Program Manager: Fabius Bascon

The JET grant provides the equipment necessary to double the capacity of NLC’s lab facilities, allowing for increased student enrollment and hands-on learning for students seeking careers as Network and Computer Systems Administrators.  

Hispanic Serving Institution Education Grant

Funding Source: National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Grant Program Manager: Laura Perry

As a sub-award from the University of Texas at San Antonio, the #Eco-JEDI seeks to increase recruitment, graduation, and career readiness by diminishing barriers and prioritizing diversity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through a city-wide collaboration of three HSIs. #Eco-JEDI enacts two culturally responsive interventions: (i) empowering underserved populations by infusing science curriculum with pedagogy that supports justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI); (ii) attending to diversity and inclusion through "counter-storytelling," a term used to describe strategies for encouraging perspectives that are often considered marginal, subjective, and non-disciplinary; students that create and disseminate stories to magnify lived experiences of marginalization.


Funding Source: Trellis Foundation and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Grant Program Manager: Cristela Garcia

The AlamoThrive grant strives for a greater understanding of and response to mental health needs across the Alamo College District. The grant aims to 1) launch a comprehensive needs analysis, including faculty, staff, students, and community partners of all five colleges, 2) develop and implement a comprehensive plan for public awareness, faculty and staff training, Active Minds student groups, and increased services based on the needs assessment, and 3) monitor changes in mental health literacy and help-seeking behavior. Implementation of a data-driven plan will lead to more culturally aware and effectively supportive faculty and staff, more culturally-responsive counseling, and improved coping skills and help-seeking behaviors of Alamo students, as measured by Healthy Minds Surveys.

National Defense Education Program

Funding Source: United States Department of Defense

Grant Program Manager: Dania Rossi  

As a partner in the Military City- USA Consortium, the grant strives to promote and support the completion of technical training and certificate programs that strengthen the DoD and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) science, technology, and manufacturing workforce. Activities include (1) STEM college-based summer camps at all five Alamo colleges to expose middle and high school students to DoD STEM careers. (2) Peer mentors to assist and tutor students to increase degree completion or transfer. (3) Internships and undergraduate research opportunities to better transition STEM students to the DIB workforce.

Grow with Google

Funding Source: Google

Grant Program Manager: Peggy Chavez  

In partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the Grow with Google grant will support career centers with funding to provide post-secondary students with development opportunities, professional brand training, and digital skills.  The initiative seeks to be a catalyst for a future workforce by providing semester-long virtual and in-person workshops and free educational tools.

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP). Ciencia, Ingeniería, y Matemáticas Aliados (CIMA)

Funding Source: National Science Foundation

Grant Program Manager: Marsha Adrian   

The five CIMA Alliance partners, St. Philip’s College, San Antonio College, Palo Alto College, Northwest Vista College, and Northeast Lakeview College, have been working together through the LSAMP B2B alliance with the goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minority students who transfer into bachelor’s degree programs in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). The grant funds academic support including tutorial and supplemental instruction, peer mentors, and a summer research program.