Alpena Community College

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SIP Grant 2019-24

SIP Grant 2019-24

In September 2019, Alpena Community College was awarded a $2,250,000 five-year Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant from the United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education. The project is called Center for Health Sciences, Innovation, and Student Success: A SIP Proposal to Strengthen Instructional Quality, Accessible Student Services, and Fiscal Stability at Alpena Community College in Northeast Lower Michigan. The project will expand the capacity in the Nursing and Allied Health programs, strengthen Student Services to improve outcomes for low-income students, and advance the ACC Foundation to strengthen ACC’s fiscal stability. The SIP grant will enable Alpena Community College to support program growth, student success, and alumni engagement.

The SIP grant secured by Alpena Community College is one of only three projects awarded in Michigan and one of only 63 issued nationally.

With the support of the SIP grant, the following impacts will be realized:

(1)   As many as 600 nursing students, six full-time faculty, and hundreds of regional incumbent workers will have access to adequate lab and instructional space, as well as highly technical simulation equipment, providing an exceptional health care workforce;

(2)   As many as 1500 students per year will benefit from enhanced student services, including enriched veteran’s services, non-academic supports, as well as a renewed focus on developmental education, decreasing attrition among students requiring remediation; and

(3)   $1 million raised for additional student scholarships, $3.5 million in additional resources for institutional enhancements, and, ultimately, fiscal stability.

Program Implementations
Coming soon!

In the Media:
ACC earns $2.25M federal grant – October 2019
Talk of the Town – Grant Award Announcement – October 2019
College to purchase high-tech anatomy table – February 2020

For more information about the SIP Grant at ACC or any of the programs, please contact:

SIP Grant Director
Amanda Sumerix