Grant funds are vital to Essex County College’s success and are primarily used to meet strategic priorities, improve instruction delivery, develop and provide essential student programs, and to supplement the college’s existing resources. The Grants Department exists to support, encourage and facilitate the acquisition of external grant funding, and helps in managing the lifecycle of a grant award.


Primary services include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification of external funding for specific projects and Ideas
  • Facilitation of planning sessions
  • Assistance with obtaining approvals
  • Providing oversight throughout the writing process
  • Assistance in establishing partnership for joint grant funded ventures
  • Assistance with budget development & refinement
  • Submission of proposals
  • Development of an implementation strategy and review of deliverables
  • Establishing reporting mechanisms
  • Managing & maintaining approval for sub-awards and contracts
  • Communication with program officers
  • Maintenance of records & reports
  • Research of future funding opportunities


For more information about the Grants Department, contact Yvette Jefferies, Director of College Advancement & Foundation at (973) 877-3006 or email to

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