Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
ACC is one of 10 institutions nationwide selected to serve as a site for a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Center. TRHT Campus Centers are part of a multi-year initiative to educate, prepare, and inspire the next generation of leaders to break down racial hierarchies. The only Texas institution and only community college on the list, ACC was selected through a competitive process in which institutions submitted plans to create positive narratives about race, identify and examine current realities of race relations in their communities, and pinpoint levers for change.
Department of Education Upward Bound Grants
The Department of Education awarded ACC, in partnership with Austin Independent School District (AISD), two, five-year $1.2 million Upward Bound grants. Upward Bound is a federal program whose goal is to provide year-round, pre-college programming – such as tutoring, counseling, mentoring, financial literacy, and work-study opportunities – to increase underrepresented high school students’ postsecondary enrollment. ACC’s Upward Bound program will serve AISD’s Reagan and Travis Early College High Schools. High school student recruitment and programming for students in grades 9-12 began September 1, 2017.
U.S.D.A. Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grants Program
ACC received a Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grant from the USDA (U.S Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture) to develop an Associate of Science (AS) degree program in Agriculture and an Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degree in Sustainable Agriculture to increase access to Agricultural Sciences careers for underrepresented students in Central Texas.