Grants Report March 1 - March 31, 2009

Title: Central Valley California Student Opportunity & Access Program
Agency: California Student Aid Commission

Project director: Lorenzo Sandoval
Amount of Award: $300,000
Purpose: For the operation of the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP)
College/School: Administration/University Outreach Services

Title: Regional Jobs Initiative
Agency: City of Fresno

Project director: Mike Dozier
Amount of Award: $125,000
Purpose: To provide consultant services to the City of Fresno for Regional Jobs Initiative
College/School: Administration/Office of Community and Economic Development

Title: Bad Lungs: Childhood Asthma in the Central Valley
Agency: University of California Office of the President

Project director: Victor Torres
Amount of Award: $23,100
Purpose: Capturing the lived experience of childhood asthma among Mexican immigrant families in California’s Central Valley.
College/School: Social Sciences/Chicano and Latin American Studies

Title: Reducing Alcohol Abuse (Yr. 4 of 4)
Agency: Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Corporate Social Responsibility Group

Project director: Kathy Yarmo
Amount of Award: $32,434
Purpose: For the participation in the Multi-Campus Social Norms Project.
College/School: Student Affairs/ Health & Psychological Services

Title: Upward Bound Program
Agency: US Department of Education

Project director: Martina Granados
Amount of Award: $404,264 (Yr. 1 of 5)
Purpose: Upward Bound provides assistance to students in acquiring the academic skill development and motivational support through teaching and counseling.
College/School: Student Affairs/ Upward Bound Program

Title: ELL Upward Bound Program
Agency: US Department of Education

Project director: Martina Granados
Amount of Award: $250,000 (Yr. 2 of 5)
Purpose: ELL Upward Bound provides assistance to students in acquiring the academic skill development and motivational support through teaching and counseling.
College/School: Student Affairs/ Upward Bound Program

Title: LSAMP Phase IV Yr. 1 additional funds
Agency: CSU Sacramento (NSF pass through)

Project director: Lilia DeLaCerda/Larry Riley
Amount of Award: $18,000
Purpose: For the implementation of Phase IV of the CSU Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority participation Senior Alliance program on the campus.
College/School: Health & Human Services – Science and Mathematics/LSAMP-Biology

Title: Stinger Efficacy & Economics Survey
Agency: Propane Education and Research Council

Project director: Anil Shrestha
Amount of Award: $82,182
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of thermal versus chemical weed control in orchards and vineyards.
College/School: Agricultural Sciences and Technology/Plant Science

Title: Gang Prevention Research and Analysis
Agency: County of Fresno

Project director: Jason Kissner
Amount of Award: $15,000
Purpose: To provide assistance regarding community-specific research with respect to interviews, focus groups and surveys designed to identify gang risk factor indicators.
College/School: Social Sciences/Criminology

Title: USDA HIS Liaison Office 2008-2009
Agency: USDA/ARS

Project director: Jeronima Echeverria
Amount of Award: $22,000
Purpose: To continue the development of educational and career opportunities for students and educators in the Fresno area.
College/School: Administration/Office of the Provost

Title: Fresno County Gang Prevention Task Force
Agency: Fresno County Administrative Office

Project director: John Capitman
Amount of Award: $29,603
Purpose: To research local gang trends, community assets, best policies and practices, and present recommendation to the FCGPC membership.
College/School: Health and Human Services/Central Valley Health Policy Institute

Title: Off Road Agricultural Equipment Survey
Agency: State of California Air Resource Board

Project director: Alex Alexandrou/Charles Krauter
Amount of Award: $174,991
Purpose: To develop an up-to-date, representative inventory of off-road agricultural equipment for use in air quality planning and policy making.
College/School: Agricultural Sciences and Technology/Plant Science

Title: Song Brown RN Education Special Program (Yr. 2 of 2)
Agency: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Project director: Mary Barakzai
Amount of Award: $58,124
Purpose: To improve the first time NCLEX pass rates of BSN students through systematic assessment and early intervention, improved access to NCLEX review materials, and individualized tutoring.
College/School: Health and Human Services/CCCEN