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Active Grant Awards

PLA Portal for Prior Learning Assessment Training and Development

Funding Agency: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Type of Grant: Carl D. Perkins State Leadership Grant
Grant Period: 09/01/2015 – 08/31/2016
Amount of Award: $179,167
Division: Organizational Development
Purpose: The PLA Portal project will address the need for professional development of postsecondary personnel at Texas institutions in order to build a comprehensive process that includes a combination of prior learning assessment (PLA) instruments as well as military transcript evaluation to award students’ credit for experiential learning in completion of their program of study.

Campus Suicide Prevention Program

Funding Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Type of Grant: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grant Period: 09/30/2015 – 09/29/2018
Amount of Award: $306,000
Division: Office of Student Engagement and Retention (OSER)
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to facilitate a comprehensive public health approach to prevent suicide in institutions of higher education. The grant is designed to assist colleges and universities build essential capacity and infrastructure to support expanded efforts to promote wellness and help- seeking of all students and to outreach to vulnerable students including those experiencing substance abuse and mental health problems who are at greater risk for suicide and suicide attempts.

TRiO Student Support Services Program (SSS)

Funding Agency: United States Department of Education  
Type of Grant: Discretionary Post-Secondary Education Grant
Grant Period: 09/01/2015 – 08/31/2020
Amount of Award: $1,514,670
Division: Student Development and Support Services
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Student Support Services (SSS) projects also provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants. The overall goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.

Title III – Strengthening Institutions Program

Funding Agency: Department of Education  
Type of Grant: Discretionary Post-Secondary Education & Cooperative Agreement Grant
Grant Period: 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2019
Amount of Award: $2,017,129
Division: Student and Enrollment Services & OSER
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide funds to institutions of higher education to expand their capacity to serve low-income students and improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions. Funds may be used for planning, faculty development, and establishing endowment funds.

Child Care Professional Development Training Program

Funding Agency: Dallas County Local Workforce Development Board
Type of Grant: Child Care Professional Development Training
Grant Period: 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015
Amount of Award: $286,200
Division: Child Development
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide funds to assist institutions of higher education in providing Child Care professional students opportunities by obtaining college credit courses covering the 8 Child Development Associate credentialing topics, continuing education units(CEU); tuition, textbooks and course supplies and instructional materials are also covered. 

T- STEM Challenge Scholarship Grant Program (District Initiative)

Funding Agency: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Type of Grant: THECB Academic Quality & Workforce Division
Grant Period: 09/01/2015 – 01/31/2016
Amount of Award: $75,000
Division: STEM
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to allow community and technical colleges to provide merit-based scholarships to qualifying, high-achieving full-time students pursuing careers in STEM and related fields. Student eligibility is based on grade point average and successful completion of courses that lead to degrees and careers in specified STEM fields. Participating colleges partner with local business and industry to identify local employment needs in T-STEM occupations and to develop part-time employment opportunities for scholarship recipients. 

Transition TX (District Initiative)

Funding Agency: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Type of Grant: THECB Academic Quality & Workforce Division
Grant Period: 10/01/2014 – 08/31/2015
Amount of Award: $50,000
Division: OSER
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide work-study funds to hire tutors selected to assist in the First Year Experience (FYE) activities.  Tutors are provided paid training in learning strategies and methodologies, assist students in study groups and through individual participation in academic areas commensurate with the college experience.     

G- Force (Work-study Student Mentorship Program)

Funding Agency: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Type of Grant: THECB College Readiness & Success Division
Grant Period: 09/01/2014 – 08/31/2015
Amount of Award: $50,000
Division: Student Development and Support Services
Purpose: The program goal is to assist in generating a college-going culture among high school students and provide financial support needed to be successful in post-secondary education. Work-study funds are used to provide wages to college students employed on a part-time basis. Eligible college students work at participating target schools to mentor high school students and assist with the college preparation process.

Perkins Basic Grant Allocation

Funding Agency: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Type of Grant: Carl D. Perkins Funds
Grant Period: 09/01/2014 – 08/31/2015
Amount of Award: $437,593
Division: Workforce Education
Purpose: The program provides increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, strengthens the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improves state and local accountability. 

TRiO Upward Bound Program (UB)

Funding Agency: United States Department of Education
Type of Grant: Discretionary Post-secondary Education Grant
Grant Period: 09/01/2012 – 08/31/2017
Amount of Award: $1,458,315
Division: Student Development and Support Services
Purpose: The program provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

TRiO Talent Search Program (TS)

Funding Agency: United States Department of Education
Type of Grant: Discretionary Post-secondary Education Grant
Grant Period: 09/01/2011 – 08/31/2016
Amount of Award: $1,150,000
Division: Student Development and Support Services
Purpose:  The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their post secondary education.  The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue on to and complete their post secondary education as well as publicizes the availability of financial aid and assist participant with the post secondary application process.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services

Funding Agency: University of Texas - Austin – School of Social Work
Type of Grant: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grant Period: 09/30/2014 – 09/29/2015
Amount of Award: $22,000
Division: Social Sciences and Human Services
Purpose: The program provides funds to address priority substance abuse treatment, prevention and mental health needs. The program also seeks to expand the availability of effective substance abuse treatment and recovery services available to improve the lives of those affected by alcohol and drug additions, and to reduce the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on individuals, families, communities and societies and to address priority mental health needs of regional and national significance and assist children in dealing with violence and traumatic events through by funding grant and cooperative agreement projects.

Career & Technical Education (CTE) –Dual Credit Program

Funding Agency: Texas Workforce Commission
Type of Grant: Skills Development Fund
Grant Period: 08/29/2014 – 08/31/2015
Amount of Award: $195,258
Division: Texas Workforce Commission
Purpose: The program will provide funds to further support the creation and expansion of dual credit career and technical education in Texas schools that are highly technical in nature, addressing local area demands for high-skill, high-demand, and high-wage industries.  The project supports the development of dual-credit programs through the purchase or repairing of necessary equipment for a dual-credit course, development of course curriculum, or other allowable costs.

IntegraColor Skills Development Fund Project

Funding Agency: Texas Workforce Commission
Type of Grant: Skills Development Fund
Grant Period: 08/08/2014 – 08/31/2015
Amount of Award: $172,038
Division: Workforce, Corporate and Continuing Education
Purpose: The program provides an employee training model to allow Production Schedulers, Pressroom Managers, Commercial Designers, Infrastructure Managers and Software Designers to obtain specialized skills on the job, through a wide range of training methods and hands on application, while supporting the organization's efforts in effectively integrating a standard of excellence within the workforce.

JET – Equipment Grant 

Funding Agency: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts   
Type of Grant: Job Building Fund
Grant Period: 07/22/2014 – 08/31/2015
Amount of Award: $233,212
Division: Career and Technical and Workforce Education
Purpose: The JET Equipment funds will assist in financing specialized equipment and training material purchases for new career and technical education programs that support fast-growing industries. This equipment will assist in supporting workforce development programs, continuing education training courses, and certificate and associate degree programs experiencing rapidly increasing enrollment. 

Dallas County Adult Education & Literacy Consortium (District Initiative)

Funding Agency: Texas Workforce Commission   
Type of Grant: Vocational & Literacy Education
Grant Period: 07/01/2014 – 06/30/2015
Amount of Award: $249,871
Division: Workforce, Corporate and Continuing Education
Purpose: The purpose of the Consortium is to provide opportunities for literacy and basic educational development through a variety of services. The Consortium will ensure these services are in line with employment, training, and college opportunities for students at all academic and English proficiency levels. The Consortium's AEL program will deliver foundational skills and career pathways for program participants in order to maintain economic competitiveness and promote community development in Dallas County.

New Mathways Project 

Funding Agency: University of Texas at Austin - Charles O. Dana Center
Type of Grant: Carnegie Foundation
Grant Period: 06/15/2015 – 03/31/2016
Amount of Award: $25,000
Division: STEM
Purpose: The New Mathways Project embodies the Dana Center’s vision for a systemic approach to improving student success and completion through implementation of processes, strategies, and structures built around three mathematics pathways and a supporting student success course. The Dana Center entered into a unique joint enterprise with Eastfield College as a research site to evaluate the development, implementation and impact of the NMP on student outcomes.

Eastfield College Career and Technical Early College High School   

Funding Agency: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Type of Grant: Carl D. Perkins Funds and state agency funding (TEA, TWC, and THECB)  
Grant Period: 05/01/2014 – 12/31/2015
Amount of Award: $334,479
Division: Student and Enrollment Services
Purpose: The goal of eh CTE ECHS program is to enable students to be immediately employable by providing job skills and an opportunity to each stackable credentials that include Level II certificates, at least 60 credit hours toward an Associate  of Applied Science ( AAS) degree or an ASS degree.  Working close in collaboration of the local school districts, colleges, and regional employers to ensure the highest degree of academic and technical rigor and establish strong alignment between the programs and local workforce needs. 

Job Locator and Development Program (District Initiative)

Funding Agency: Department of Education
Type of Grant: Federal Work-study Program  
Grant Period: 07/01/2015 – 06/30/2016
Amount of Award: $10,700
Division: OSER
Purpose:  The Job Location and Development (JLD) Program is one of the Federal Work-study (FWS) Programs. An institution is allowed to use part of the federal funds it receives under the FWS Program to establish or expand a JLD Program. The JLD Program locates and develops off-campus job opportunities for students who are currently enrolled in eligible institutions of higher education and who want jobs regardless of
financial need.

Texas Pre-freshman Engineering Program (TexPrep)

Funding Agency: University of Texas at San Antonio
Type of Grant: Public and Private Funding  
Grant Period: 06/01/2015 – 08/31/2015
Amount of Award: $4,500
Division: Student Development and Support Services
Purpose:  The purpose of TexPREP is to identify high achieving middle and high school students with the interest and potential for careers in engineering, science, technology, and other mathematics-related areas and to reinforce them in the pursuit of these fields.  TexPREP stresses the development of abstract reasoning and problem solving skills through coursework, team projects, class presentations, and examinations. The curriculum emphasizes the application of mathematics and logic to diverse disciplines.