Government Funding and Community Partnerships

The College’s efforts to provide exceptional academic programs and learning opportunities have been enriched by government grants and contracts for sponsored projects. Grants from the U.S. Department of Education, Department of Justice, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies have benefited faculty research and scholarship, as well as institutional priorities and academic activities, programs, and initiatives.

New Grants

The Robert and Joan M. Dircks Foundation made an award of $15,000 in support of the Mott Street Scholarship Program.

The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities made a new award of $15,000. The grant, made in memory of Yvonne Raskob, supported scholarships for nursing students.

The Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation continued its generous support of the College with two awards, totaling $60,000, for nursing student scholarships.

The Arthur Williams Residuary Trust awarded the College $14,200 in scholarship funding for nursing students.

The Elizabeth Seton Library was awarded $5,838 from the New York State Department of Education’s Coordinated Collection Development Aid Program to support academic collection acquisition.

Continuing Support

In October 2017, the College began the fourth year of a five-year Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions grant totaling up to $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant assists institutions serving a high proportion of Hispanic students with developing and increasing their academic offerings. Title V grant funds continue to enhance the College’s the Academic Resource Center, the Mount Access Program, and the Oxley Career Education Program.

The Fall 2017 semester brought the third year of a U.S. Department of Education grant, totaling $1.2 million, to continue operating the SSS TRIO program at the College through 2020. The College received $278,539 in the year to provide counseling, academic support, career and financial guidance, and mentoring to 160 eligible students.

The 2017-2018 fiscal year was the fourth year of the College’s a five-year award to operate a New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP). The program is designed for students who have the potential and drive to further their education, but due to limited academic and financial resources, would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend college. The goal of HEOP is to retain and graduate promising students who will succeed at the college level and beyond. The grant will provide more than $3 million in support during the five-year period.

In October 2017, the College began the second year of a three-year Minority Science and Engineering Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will fund activities designed to promote greater achievement, and enhance career education and professional development for STEM majors.

The 2017-2018 fiscal year was the second year of a three-year grant project funded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The College received $299,950 to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking through awareness, education, and preventative strategies, including bystander training.

The College continues to train secondary mathematics and science teachers with the support of a five-year Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant from the National Science Foundation. In 2017-2018, the program began its fifth year, under the direction of Mary Ellen Sullivan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Teacher Education. The grant, totaling $868,618 over 5 years, provides participating students scholarship support during the final two years of the baccalaureate program.

For more information about grant opportunities, please contact:

Daniel Regan
Director for Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations
daniel.regan@mountsaintvincent.edu
(718) 405-3342