Grant Wins

$32 million in 2022.

**Newly Awarded** MGH Institute of Health Professions: $6 million Dept of Labor Nursing Expansion Grant to provide scholarships and wraparound services to nurses who wish to become nursing educators.

**Newly Awarded** City of Boston’s/Office of Workforce Development wins $23.5 million for its Dept. of Commerce, Economic Development Assistance Good Jobs Challenge award. The funds will support training and support services for 4,700 workers with over 90 employers in three industries: health care, child care, and clean energy. WISSEN is pleased to have collaborated on writing this winning application that will change the industry and workforce landscapes in the Greater Boston Region. The project involved 4 universities, 2 major Boston hospitals, myriad wraparound service CBOs, and multiple offices of the City of Boston, including the intrepid and brilliant Trinh Nyugen, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development.

**Newly Awarded** The City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development wins $3M from the Dept. of Labor’s Apprenticeships Building America Grant Program. Working together with three apprenticeship programs, this grant will pay the training fees and wraparound supports for individuals entering apprenticeships in hospitality, clean energy, and the building trades. Partners committed to jobs.

**Newly Awarded* Bunker Hill Community College wins $1.2 million Massachusetts Adult Education and Family Literacy Services Grant for its Metro North Adult Learning Partnership, a collaboration between BHCC and American Training’s LARE Institute. The Partnership is based in and targets the Chelsea community, a high-need city for ESOL and adult learners who have not completed high school. The project also targets the high-need “gateway” communities of Revere, Everett, and Malden, MA.

**Newly Awarded* Bunker Hill Community College wins $400,000 Department of Education Childcare on Campus Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS). This urban CC now has a voucher system that will pay for childcare. Student parents will be working with Childcare Choices of Boston, a clearinghouse for urban childcare, to determine the type of care and childcare philosophy that suits their needs. Wraparound support services both on and off campus will ensure student parent success.

**Newly Awarded** MassBay Community College wins $2M from U.S. Economic Development Assistance (EDA) for its new Center for Health Sciences, Early Childhood, and Human Services. The grant will pay for medical equipment to help train new healthcare workers, who, in turn, will fill the regional job vacancies in healthcare.

MassBay Community College wins $699,994 for their NSF IUSE (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education)! Their project, “Catalyzing Transformative Change in STEM Education through an Institute for Inclusive Pedagogy,” which will offer professional development to STEM professors so as to better serve BIPOC students.

MassBay Community College wins an American Association of Community Colleges “Equity Transfer Initiative” for $20,000. The grant will help pave the way for minority students to transfer to neighboring Framingham State University.

MassBay Community College, Humanities Division, wins $300,000 NEH CARES grant to save the jobs of forty adjunct professors in the humanities, and to equip those individuals with digital learning techniques.

A foundation awards $15,000 for undocumented students at MassBay Community College to offset COVID-related expenses.

Greenfield Community College wins $194,000 for an NEH ARP project to 1) develop the humanities portion of the GCC General Education requirement; 2) highlight soft skills taught in the humanities that are valued by regional employers; 3) improve upon existing and create new courses in medical humanities, including Spanish for health science, science writing, and medical ethics; and 4) upgrade existing old-fashioned humanities classrooms to active learning classrooms.

Greenfield Community College wins $80,000 Mass Cultural Council grant to renovate their Sloan Theater.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick brings in $22,000 from various foundations to support its programs that match area youth to adult mentors.

The Davenport Trust awards $7,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick, Maine to fund programming to held disadvantaged youth in the Midcoast Maine region.

A Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program is awarded $198,000 to the University of Maine at Farmington for disseminating international studies throughout the curriculum and to plan and fund study abroad.

Department of Justice Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault on Campus $300,000 provides a staff member to coordinate education and services related to education about sexual assault. This grant has been renewed twice, for a total of $600,000.

Natasha Goldman and Page Herrlinger win $99,000 NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes for School Teachers for their project, “Teaching the Holocaust through Visual Culture” at Bowdoin College in 2019. This project was awarded again for $200,000 in 2021.

University of Maine at Augusta (PI Amanda Willette, Dental Health Programs), wins a $50,000 Northeast Delta Dental grant for a dental assistantship training clinic.

University of Maine at Augusta (PI Amanda Willette, Dental Health Programs), wins a $25,000 Libra Foundation grant for a dental assistantship training clinic.

University of Maine at Augusta (PI Lisa Botshon) wins a $100,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Public Discussion Grant, “Maine’s Midcentury Moment: A Bicentennial Celebration.”

Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus applications (US Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women). $300,000.

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