Grants Report April 1- April 30, 2009

Title: Mercy Corps Accelerator Online Arabia
Agency: mercy Corps ( via USAID)

Project director: Emil Milevoj
Amount of Award: $45,097
Purpose: To provide resources and consulting necessary to develop and implement VTED Program Accelerator to increase relevancy of the training delivered by TVET Institutions by the Integration of entrepreneurship and business skills curricula.
College/School: Craig School of Business

Title: Technology Development for Emulsion Type Products from Pistachio (Year 1 of 2)
Agency: Western Pistachio Association

Project director: Gour Choudhury
Amount of Award: $75,079
Purpose: To develop approaches to produce emulsion type products from pistachio.
College/School: Agricultural Sciences and Technology/Center for Food Services and Nutrition Research

Title: SCE Education Program
Agency: Southern California Edison Company

Project director: Peter Canessa
Amount of Award: $123,900
Purpose: To provide education and training in coordination with SCE AgTac and CTAC facilities and personnel.
College/School: Agricultural Sciences and Technology/CIT

Title: Regional Youth Convening
Agency: CANFIT

Project director: Benjamin Cuellar
Amount of Award: $5,000
Purpose: To host a regional youth convening in the Kettleman City area.
College/School: Health and Human Services

Title: Central California Training Academy 2008-2009
Agency: California Department of Social Services

Project director: David Foster/Jane Middleton
Amount of Award: $1,876,291
Purpose: To train county child welfare and probation staffs that are responsible for children and families in the foster care program.
College/School: Health and Human Services/DSWE

Title: Professional Science Master’s Degree Year 3
Agency: San Diego State University Foundation (Sloan Foundation pass through)

Project director: Shirley Kovacs
Amount of Award: $23,909
Purpose: To promote the Professional Science Master’s Degree through building internship, partnerships and recruiting students for the Fresno campus.
College/School: Science and Mathematics/Biology

Title: Co-Production of Mushroom and Quality Compost from Tree Nut Processing
Agency: Western Pistachio Association (cash match for ARI funded project)

Project director: Gour Choudhury
Amount of Award: $46,138
Purpose: To evaluate co-production of mushroom and high quality compost from pistachio processing solid by-products.
College/School: Agricultural Sciences and Technology/CATI

Title: Thermal Imaging of Particulate Matter to Quantify Emissions from Agricultural Operations
Agency: Valley CAN

Project director: Shawn Ashkan
Amount of Award: $30,000
Purpose: To purchase and use an infrared camera to monitor the temperature of the dust plum more accurately to help quantify and reduce the PM emissions in agricultural operations in the San Joaquin Valley.
College/School: Agricultural Sciences and Technology/CIT

Title: Research Support
Agency: USDA ARS – Amd 2

Project director: Ganesan Srinivasan
Amount of Award: $20,166
Purpose: Research support for Pant genetics Resources, Genomics and genetic Improvement.
College/School: Agricultural Sciences and Technology/Ag Operations

Title: PTTP-FCOE Consortium 2008-2009
Agency: Fresno County Office of Education

Project director: Steve Price
Amount of Award: $281,823
Purpose: To operate Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program for classroom paraprofessionals employed in Fresno school districts.
College/School: Kremen School of Education/Office of Teacher Recruitment

Title: PTTP-CUSD Consortium 2008-2009
Agency: Clovis Unified School District

Project director: Steve Price
Amount of Award: $124,282
Purpose: To operate Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program for classroom paraprofessionals employed in Clovis school districts.
College/School: Kremen School of Education/Office of Teacher Recruitment

Title: Song-Brown RN Education Capitation – Year 2
Agency: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Project director: Mary Barakzai
Amount of Award: $120,000
Purpose: Registered Nursing Education Program will provide nursing education for ten (10) nursing students.
College/School: Health and Human Services/Center for Excellence in Nursing

Title: Simultaneous Measurements of Air Emissions
Agency: Valley CAN

Project director: Diganta Adhiakri
Amount of Award: $29,000
Purpose: To simultaneously measure air emissions and ground water containments to be able to quantify the N leaching of the dairy effluent.
College/School: Agricultural Sciences and Technology/CIT

Title: National Health Care Plan Phase II
Agency: Fresno Regional Foundation

Project director: John Capitman
Amount of Award: $301,669
Purpose: To design a National Health Care Plan.
College/School: Health and Human Services/Central Valley Health Policy Institute

Title: Minority Student Success Initiative (Yr.1 of 3)
Agency: Walmart/Institute for Higher Education Policy

Project director: Dennis Nef
Amount of Award: $50,000
Purpose: To develop a program which targets first generation students needing additional preparation in math and English that provides an integrated learning experience.
College/School: Administration/Provost’s Office