Grant Report: November 13, 2009

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announced 16 recent grants/contracts totaling $3,059,204. 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 Joanna McKay, Melissa Jordine, John Capitman, Jane Middleton, David Foster, Ed Nelson, Tim Kubal, Charles Arokiasamy, John Lloyd, Kaan Kurtural, Mary Barakzai, Robert Dundas, Rahul Rai, Maria Sanchez, Ira Sorensen, Lara Triona, Lilia DeLaCerda, Larry Riley, Ganesan Srinivasan, Carol Fry Bohlin, Karen Arth, Rajee Amamrasinghe, Agnes Tuska, Ming Xiao, Roy Thornton, Susan Rodriguez, Eric Person and David Zoldozke.

student teachersTitle: National Writing Project 2009
Agency: National Writing Project Corporation

Project director: Joanna McKay
Amount of Award: $46,000
Purpose: To provide family literacy program and professional development to serve the teachers with in Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare counties.
College/School: Kremen School of Education ad Human Development/Literacy and Early Education

Title: History Project @ Fresno State
Agency: UC Davis, CHSSP

Project director: Melissa Jordine
Amount of Award: $5,000
Purpose: To provide support for the history teachers in the San Joaquin Valley through programs and workshops.
College/School: Social Sciences/History

Title: First 5 Evaluation Phase I
Agency: Harder and Co

Project director: John Capitman
Amount of Award: $14,997
Purpose: To provide funding for planning and assessment for a comprehensive evaluation for the First 5 Fresno County program.
College/School: Health and Human Services/CVHPI

Social SciencesTitle: Central California Child Welfare Academy 2009-2010
Agency: State of California, Department of Social Services

Project director: Jane Middleton/David Foster
Amount of Award: $1,859,291
Purpose: To provide funding for the Central California Child Welfare Academy for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.
College/School: Health and Human Services/DSWE

Title: Evaluation of AmeriCorps National Service Grant
Agency: Fresno County Economic Opportunities Comission

Project director: Ed Nelson/Tim Kubal
Amount of Award: $2,500
Purpose: To provide evaluation services for the Fresno Safe and Proud Neighborhoods AmeriCorps Program.
College/School: Social Sciences/Sociology

Title: Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (Yr 2 of 5)
Agency: US Department of Education

Project director: Charles Arokiasamy/John Lloyd
Amount of Award: $100,000
Purpose: To provide student scholarships, stipend, and other student related expenses.
College/School: Kremen School of Education and Human Development/CSER

Title: Interactive Effects of Mechanized CM
Agency: American Vineyard Foundation

Project director: Kaan Kurtural
Amount of Award: $40,725
Purpose: To test the interaction of mechanized canopy management and to evaluate the cost/benefit of interactive effects of and mechanized CM on the sustainability of San Joaquin Valley vineyards.
College/School: Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology/VERC

Title: Song-Brown Registered Nursing Education Program Capitation
Agency: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Project director: Mary Barakzai
Amount of Award: $120,000
Purpose: To provide funding for 10 BS Nursing students for 2009-2010 fiscal year.
College/School: Health and Human Services/CCCEN

Title: Monitoring Fairmead Landfill (Year 3 of 5)
Agency: Madera County

Project director: Robert Dundas
Amount of Award: $168,659
Purpose: To provide funding for the year 3 activities for the monitoring of the Fairmead landfill.
College/School: Science and Mathematics/EES