The Office of Community Outreach seeks to develop and support a community of practice within TAMU-CC that’s focused on being impactful by leaving a legacy in the community. As a part of that effort, Outreach offers Impact Multiplier Grants (IMG) to foster and facilitate community engagement using existing TAMU-CC talent, knowledge and resources to create a positive impact on the community.
Broader Impacts are about creating societal benefits beyond teaching our students and adding to academic knowledge. Often it takes only small additional acts of direct community engagement to multiply societal impact and to create a ripple effect that improves lives.
Impact Multiplier Grants aim to realize this potential and to amplify TAMU-CC’s impact on the local, regional, national, or global community.
The Office of Community Outreach is calling for IMG proposals from faculty and staff. The purpose of these grants is to create or multiply immediate and long-term societal benefits, also known as Broader Impacts. Each spring and fall one or more grants up to $2,500 will be considered for funding. Awarded grants should have a timeline of completion within the calendar year after the award.
Broader Impacts are the driving concept behind IMG. Broader Impacts are an important part of all grant proposals and are highly encouraged across all disciplines. They should be included whenever possible in any grant, program, or activity.
IMG proposals can be a standalone project, a proof of concept for a larger program, or an extension of an existing program's Broader Impacts.
IMG applications will be evaluated on how well TAMU-CC research, knowledge, and activities will be disseminated and applied outside of the University to address economic and social issues. Awarded Impact Multiplier Grants will use research discoveries, educational processes, and institutional activities to create Broader Impacts.
Broader Impacts achieve societally relevant outcomes that go beyond the expected outcomes of academic merit and university student education. Such outcomes include, but are not limited to:
Strong proposals will have a good potential for long-term changes that will continue beyond the initially funded activities. Think about and describe in your application any way that the activities will improve quality of life for anyone affected even if indirectly.
There are resources on this site to help you better understand Broader Impacts. If you have further questions or need assistance implementing or writing about Broader Impacts for this grant application or any other, please contact us through our web form, or contact Joe Miller at phone extension 5967, or email: Joseph.Miller@tamucc.edu
The TAMU-CC Office of Community Outreach programs provide funding for Impact Multiplier Grants.
Representatives from Community Outreach, Institutional Advancement, the Center for Faculty Excellence, Student Engagement and Success, and Staff Council make up the selection committee for the Impact Multiplier Grant.
No. Use only the online application. If the program application has special requirements, these will be discussed before a grant is awarded.
No, do not secure a commitment from a community partner until you are awarded a grant. In your application, provide the name(s) of potential partners. When discussing the project with potential partners during the application phase, make it clear that this is a tentative proposal that is subject to approval.
Proposals should request as close to the exact amount needed to complete the project up to $2500.00.
Award funds will be deposited into a University departmental account. All related University purchasing and accounting rules will apply.
Award funds may be used for direct program expenses. In general, funds may not be used for cash prizes, gift cards, salary increases, direct payments to individuals (consultant fees), bonuses, meals for meetings, office equipment, etc. Exceptions that are essential to a strong program proposal may be considered. All related University purchasing rules and policies will apply.
Yes you can submit more than one disctict proposals. If you need to modify or edit a submitted proposal see the FAq on edits below.
Yes. If your proposal requires modifications or edits, please take the following steps:
- Reply to your submittal notification email and request that your submission be removed from the system.
- Submit a new proposal application form with your edits.
If you wish to rescind your proposal, please reply to your submittal notification email and tell us that you would like to rescind your proposal.
Yes. The Office of Community Outreach will provide feedback on applications. A proposal can be resubmitted for consideration during the next award cycle.
Proposals should include the intended date of completion. The expectation is that it will be completed in one calendar year from the award date.