$144,000 in Technology Grants Awarded to Community Colleges by Campus Consortium
Grant Provides After Hours & Weekends IT Help Desk, Access Management Solutions & Cloud-based Cybersecurity Solution

Chicago, August 17, 2020: Campus Consortium, a global non-profit education association, announced today that it has awarded $144,000 in Technology Grants for cloud-based identity and access management solutions to Council of Independent Colleges. Awarded institutions include Community College of Allegheny County and Coffeyville Community College. The Grant was designed in collaboration with and supported by BlackBeltHelp™ & QuickLaunch™.

“We focus on ensuring that our students have all the information and resources they need to achieve their academic goals,” said Dr. Quintin B. Bullock, President at Community College of Allegheny County .“The After Hours & Weekends IT Help Desk Grant offered us the opportunity to have a solution that handled various student, faculty and staff IT requests ranging from email to password to grade book issues and helped us to provide services to our students securely. It also aligned with the collage’s goal to incorporate innovative uses to advance the delivery of Instructions, services and support especially as we are working remotely. We received the grant on July 23, 2020, kicked off our project on August 6th and are looking at launching our new platform by October.”

We recognize that our schools need help adapting to a new way of doing business,” said Anjli Jain, Founder and Chairman of the Campus Consortium. “Our cybersecurity grant is designed to help schools move mission critical, premise-dependent services quickly and securely to a cloud-based environment. For example, these institutions can now onboard new users virtually and securely in the cloud. The grants awarded also give students, faculty and staff one-stop access to all campus services with enhanced security features like multi-factor authentication so that their data can be protected from wherever they are studying or working.”

Apply for any or all the Grants below by August 28th:

[COVID-19] Single Sign-On and Smart Password Manager Grant
Multi-Factor Authentication Grant
Campus Intranet Portal Grant
SOC-as-a-Service Grant
Student Engagement Mobile App Grant
After Hours & Weekends Virtual OneStop Student Services Support Grant

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To learn more about Campus Consortium and apply for open Campus Consortium Technology Grants, please visit campusconsortium.org/grant-programs

About the Community Colleges

Community colleges offer two-year programs leading to the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree. These colleges also have technical and vocational programs with close links to secondary/high schools, community groups, and employers in the local community. Community colleges and 4-year colleges and universities often develop special agreements for the transfer of credits and degrees between the institutions. In this “2+2 process,” students can earn a bachelor’s degree with two years of community college, followed by two years of university study.
For more information, please visit https://educationusa.state.gov/

About Community College of Allegheny County

Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is a community college in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. With four campuses and four centers, the college offers associate degrees, certificate and diploma programs. The  College prepares individuals to succeed in a complex global society by providing affordable access to high quality career and transfer education delivered in a diverse, caring, and innovative learning environment.
For more information, please visit https://www.ccac.edu/

About the Coffeyville Community College

Coffeyville Community College was established in 1923 and was among the first such institutions to be chartered by the State of Kansas. Since the beginning, the College has been advised by the University of Kansas. Together, they developed the various courses and departments at the College.

For more information, please visit  www.coffeyville.edu

About the Campus Consortium

Founded in 2003, Campus Consortium is a leading non-profit education association with thousands of higher education institutions and K-12 school district members. The Campus Consortium mission is to help members reduce the time, cost, and effort associated with implementing enterprise IT services by leveraging shared IT services, lessons learned, and best practices so that each member can avoid reinventing the wheel when adopting new education technologies. To know more about Campus Consortium, please visit CampusConsortium.org or write to us at info@campusconsortium.org.