Grants Report February 1 - 29, 2008

For the past month (Feb 1-29), the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announced 17 new grants/contracts totaling $3,460,746. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs acknowledges the commitment of the project directors and other faculty and staff who were instrumental in the process, including Mechel S. Paggi, Kristina Roper, John Capitman, Matilda Ruwe, Neil Dion, Jane Middleton, Barbara Foster, Joanne McKay,Rosie Arenas, Carol Bohlin, Lisa Portola,  James Marshall, Jared Aldern, Steve Price, Shirley Bruegman, Ed Nelson, David Zoldoske, Denise Blum and Kathy Yamo.

CottonTitle: Cost of Cotton Production in the PRC: Transportation and Logistics Issues
Agency: Cotton Incorporated
Project director: Mechel S. Paggi
Amount of Award: $10,000
Purpose: To assess current relative competitiveness between U.S. and China and potential implications for Chinese cotton import demand.
School: CAST/CATI and Center for Agricultural Business

Title: Cultural Resources Studies – Task Order #1
Agency: Caltrans
Project director: Kristina Roper
Amount of Award: $53,427
Purpose: To facilitate and expedite transportation project environmental compliance and project delivery for the Cultural Resource Services for Caltrans.
School: Social Sciences/Anthropology

Title: Tulare County HHS Cultural Competence Project
Agency: Tulare County
Project director: John Capitman/Matilda Ruwe
Amount of Award: $49,069
Purpose: To assist Tulare County in conducting and analyzing an assessment of the cultural competence of its county a-operated heath and human services provision.
School: Health and Human Services/CVHPI

jumpstartTitle: Jumpstart
Agency: Jumpstart for Young Children
Project director: Neil Dion
Amount of Award: $167,673
Purpose: For the management, oversight, operation and evaluation of the Jumpstart AmeriCorps program.
School: Administration/Civic Engagement

Title: Adult Protective Services Training Academy 2007-2008
Agency: San Francisco State University
Project director: Jane Middleton/Barbara Foster
Amount of Award: $13,000
Purpose: In collaboration with the Regional Training Academy Consortium to provide services including support for services, organizing and overseeing local (regional) training in adult protective services.
School: Health and Human Services/Social Welfare Evaluation, Research and Training Center

Title: Social Service Stipend 2007-2008
Agency: The Regents of University of California (UC Berkeley)
Project director: Jane Middleton
Amount of Award: $2,495,300
Purpose: To implement the Title IV-E Social Work Training program financial aid BSW and/or MSW social work education for students.
School: Health and Human Services/Social Work Education

Title: CSMP Supplement for the 2007-2008
Agency: The Regents of University of California (UC Berkeley)

Project director: Joanne McKay
Amount of Award: $20,000
Purpose: To increase the teacher-leadership at Fresno State site and its outreach in the Fresno service area.
School: Kremen School of Education/LEE

studentandteachersTitle: California Reading and Literature Project
Agency: The Regents of University of California (UC Berkeley)

Project director: Rosie Arenas
Amount of Award: $20,000
Purpose: To increase local technical assistance and support K-12 schools in teacher leadership development.
School: Kremen School of Education/LEE

Title: San Joaquin Valley Math Project (NCLB S) 2007-08
Agency: The Regents of University of California (UCLA)
Project director: Carol Bohlin/Lisa Portola
Amount of Award: $20,000
Purpose: To increase capacity to service teachers of English learners.
School: Kremen School of Education/Curriculum & Instruction

Title: Central Valley Science Project – NCLB Supplement
Agency: The Regents of University of California (UC Davis)
Project director: James Marshall
Amount of Award: $20,000
Purpose: To expand academic year professional development program on English learner strategies and content-area reading and literacy.
School: Kremen School of Education/Curriculum & Instruction

Title: California History Project – NCLB Supplement
Agency: The Regents of University of California (UC Davis)
Project director: Jared Aldern
Amount of Award: $20,000
Purpose: To increase level of service in the area of teacher leadership development and capacity to serve teachers of English learners.
School: Social Sciences/History Project

Title: Fresno – Clovis Para Professional Teacher Training Program II 2007-2008
Agency: Clovis Unified School District
Project director: Steve Price
Amount of Award: $151,095
Purpose: To operate an effective Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program for classroom paraprofessionals employed in Clovis and Fresno Unified School Districts.
School: Kremen School of Education/Teacher Recruitment|
osherlifelonginstitute

Title: Osher Lifelong Institute
Agency: Bernard Osher Foundation
Project director: Shirley Bruegman
Amount of Award: $100,000
Purpose: To deliver quality, relevant, and easily accessible learning opportunities for seniors living in the university service area.
School: Administration/ Continuing and Global Education

Title: Seville Community Survey
Agency: Self-Help Enterprises
Project director: Ed Nelson
Amount of Award: $3,000
Purpose: To deliver quality, relevant, and easily accessible learning opportunities for seniors living in the university service area.
School: Social Sciences/Sociology

waterTitle: Waterflow Technology 2007-2008 Amendment
Agency: Fresno County Workforce Investment Board
Project director: David Zoldoske
Amount of Award: $11,061
Purpose: To support expansion of the Water Technology Cluster and employment in Fresno County
School: Ag/ICWT

Title: Common Ground: Sowing Seeds of Understanding in the San Joaquin Valley
Agency: Center for Multicultural Corporation
Project director: Denise Blum
Amount of Award: $5,000
Purpose: To advise on overall humanities content and provide a multi-session orientation for the youth producers about the historical, religious, cultural, and geographical aspects of the project.
School: Education/Curriculum and Instruction

Title: Mental Health Educational Stipend Program
Agency: The Regents of University of California (UC Berkeley) wellness
Project director: Jane Middleton
Amount of Award: $269,688
Purpose: To implement a program of financial aid for a full-time second year’s master’s of social work education students during 2007-2008 academic year.
School: Health and Human Services/Social Work Education

Title: Reducing Alcohol Abuse (Yr. 3)
Agency: Anheuser-Busch Foundation
Project director: Kathy Yamo
Amount of Award: $32,433
Purpose: To reduce alcohol abuse in college students through social norms marketing.
School: Administration/Student Affairs