Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

RVC Grant Resources

last updated:  August 2012

Grant Concept Forms

The following forms are provided for staff or faculty interested in developing a grant proposal for Rock Valley College. The grant concept form (internal or external) is required to be filled-out before any grant proposal is started. The forms should be returned to the Grants Office after the grant writer's immediate supervisor signs the document. A review by the Grants Office will be followed by RVC leadership evaluating the request. Upon approval by campus leadership, a proposal may be developed and submitted to the Grants Office. The Grants Office will provide support to grant writers as needed.

Grant proposals are due to the Grants Office two work weeks before proposals are due to the funding agent.  In this two weeks, the Grants Office will review, recommend amendments as necessary, and submit the final proposal. 
  • External Partnership Form (proposal being developed by an external partner which will require support and assistance by the College)

Grant Tools 

Important Support Documents

The following support documents are available in the Grants Office for the support of grant applications and will be provided for proposals that have received approval for submission by campus leadership.

  • Indirect Costs Letter from Federal Government

  • Proof of Liability Insurance Binder

  • Certificate of Recognition - ICCB

  • Accreditation Letter - Higher Learning Commission

  • Rock Valley College - Board of Trustees List

  • Statement of Affiliation Status - Higher Learning Commission

  • Tax ID # and DUNS #

Research Documents and Links

  • Links to Research
    • Illinois Interactive Report Card. This site contain information on the state of Illinois public schools. Information includes test results, student characteristics, demographics, revenue and expenditures.

    • Chicago Tribune School Apps. This site provides public school immunization data (2010 - 2011), First-year performance at Illinois public postsecondary schools and Illinois High School College-readiness data.

    • The Opportunity Gap. This site provides information on the number of students, inexperienced teachers, AP courses, per cent of students receiving Free/Reduced Price Lunch, and the percentage of students taking advanced Math at individual schools in Illinois. Provided by ProPublica an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

    • American FactFinder, U.S. Census Bureau. This site provides data from one hundred surveys and censuses. Data from the American Community Survey, Economic Census, Population Estimates Program, Annual Survey of Manufactures, Business Patterns, and Nonemployer Statistics.

    • Heartland Alliance. The following is an example of research reports published by this non-profit organization located in Chicago. Reports include: Economic Opportunity Research Reports, Health Care Research Reports, Housing and Justice Research Reports.