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Grants Leadership and Development: Inspiring Innovation

The Office of Grants Leadership and Development supports JCCC strategic initiatives by helping faculty and staff translate innovative ideas into competitive grant proposals, then monitoring implementation and compliance of successfully funded projects.


Recently Awarded Grants

November 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
Well Stocked Initiative
To expand the JCCC Meal Share program, which alleviates food insecurity among JCCC students.

American Welding Society Foundation
Welder Workforce Grant
To purchase a virtual reality welding simulation trainer to enhance welding education by offering students real-time feedback on critical welding skills

October 2018

U.S. Department of Education
Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS)
To subsidize the costs of child care for Pell-eligible student-parents who are enrolled in at least 9 credit hours and have children between the ages of 1 and walking through 6 years-old.

September 2018

ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council
ArtsKC Ovation Grant 2018-2019 (NMOCA)
To support general operations of the Nerman Museum. 

ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council
ArtsKC Ovation Grant 2018-2019 (Performing Arts)
To support general operations of the Performing Arts Series. 

U.S. Bank Foundation
U.S. Bank Scholarships Grant
To award 5-10 scholarships to support access to career and educational opportunities for low- to moderate-income and diverse students.

August 2018

Campus Compact
Engage the Election 2018 Grant
To create electoral engagement opportunities for students during the 2018 midterm election cycle.

July 2018

U.S. Department of Education / Kansas Board of Regents
Carl Perkins Program Improvement Grant FY19
To develop more fully the academic, career and technical skills of students enrolled in career and technical education programs.

U.S. Department of Education / Kansas Board of Regents
Adult Education Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Grant FY19
To help adults improve basic skills including English language proficiency, reading, writing, math, computer use, problem-solving and other “soft” skills critical for workforce success.

Kansas Board of Regents
Kansas Nursing Initiative Grant FY19
To complete a self-study as part of its application for simulation lab accreditation through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Additional grant funds will be used to support the travel of faculty and program director to attend / present at professional conferences.

The Jedel Family Foundation
The Jedel Family Foundation Award
To support the three primary missions of the Nerman Museum – Educational Programming, Exhibition Programming and Art Acquisitions.

ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council
ArtsKC Arts Education Grant
To provide: 1) professional learning for teachers 2) arts discipline-specific workshops 3) needs assessment and evaluation.

June 2018

U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS
Public Affairs Section (PAS) Grant
To study Caribbean cuisine in order to infuse JCCC curriculum with these culinary techniques and develop curriculum for a permanent culinary arts program at Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in St. Lucia. 

Kansas Board of Regents
Technology Internship Grant
To learn various aspects of long-term care dining to ensure curriculum is up-to-date and meets the needs of students and industry.

U.S. Department of Education / Kansas Board of Regents
Integrating Adult Education Grant FY19
To integrate Adult Education and Career and Technical Education activities in two different programs: Automotive Technology and HVAC.

U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency
Procurement Technical Assistance Center 2018
To continue the Procurement Technical Assistance (PTA) services to work with local business owners to grow their businesses via sales to the government. 

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Adult Literacy Grant
To use researched based reading curriculum to provide explicit and systematic reading instruction for 125 English Language Learner (ELL) students in English Connection (EC) classes.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Family Literacy Grant
To provide literacy instruction, quality age- and skill-level appropriate materials and reading encouragement to approximately 1,342 individuals including children and adults.

First National Bank
Community Development Grants 2018
To support the SBDC GAME Program (Growth through Action, Measurement and Engagement) and the BizBuySell Conference.

The Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts – Commerce Bank
JCCC New Dance Partners 2018
To provide program support for the ​JCCC New Dance Partners in September 2018.

Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Education
Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Education Grant
To support arts education programs including - "The Young King," the KCMAC Arts Integration Symposium, and upcoming Fall Teacher Workshop Events.

May 2018

National Endowment for the Arts / Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
Arts Integration Program – Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
To provide funding for the new JCCC Art Vision program which will include an intensive one-day symposium for college faculty and community partners, followed by a workshop for arts and non-arts high school teachers.

U.S. Department of Education / Kansas Board of Regents
Integrating Academics Grant FY19
To develop, pilot, and evaluate 6 online tutorials that will contextualize foundational math concepts within three of the Web Development Program's JavaScript courses.

April 2018

National Center for Women and Information Technology/Microsoft Research
NCWIT Academic Alliance 2018 Seed Fund Award
To establish an annual workshop for Computer Information Systems faculty and staff on best practices for recruiting and retaining women and under-represented minority students in computer programming. 

Martha Lee Cain Tranby Music Enrichment Fund
To present two local ensembles/arts organizations as part of the Carlsen Center Presents series during the 2018-19 season.

Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City
IME-Becas Scholarship Program 2018-2019
To continue a student scholarship program designed for Mexican students or those of Mexican origin.

March 2018

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation
The Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher Award
To purchase items that will help children practice yoga in the classroom and share the equipment throughout the center.

February 2018

Kansas Department of Commerce / Kansas Board of Regents
Jobs and Innovative Industry Skills Training (JIIST)
To enroll 45 students in “BioKansas Industry Technician” certificate course.

National Endowment for the Arts/Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
KC Metro Arts Integration Symposium
To support a three-day symposium for educators to explore the power of the arts in engaging students, strengthening comprehension, and bringing content areas to life.

January 2018

Francis Family Foundation 2015-2017 (extension funding for 2018)
To support the three areas of focus for JCCC Performing Arts Series: Enrichment, Education, and Collaboration and Innovation.

National Endowment for the Arts/Mid-America Arts Alliance
Regional Touring Program
To support the Todd Mosby, New Horizons Ensemble presentation.

Kansas Board of Regents
Innovative Technology Grant – Metal Fabrication/Welding Equipment
To purchase equipment to enhance the teaching of metallurgy in MFAB 124 Introduction to Welding.

Kansas Board of Regents
Innovative Technology Grant – Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning Equipment
To purchase equipment to enhance instruction in the introductory course, Heating Systems Fundamentals (HVAC 136), and Advanced Electrical Systems (HVAC 278), a new course to be launched in Fall 2018.

Small Business Administration / Kansas Department of Commerce
Small Business Development Center – SBA and KDOC 2018
To provide small business consulting and training to existing and aspiring small business owners.

December 2017

National Science Foundation
Fostering a Community of Scholarship Among Community College STEM Faculty Through Support of Discipline-Based Education Research
To provide training in developing, piloting and evaluating discipline-based education research (DBER) to 18 STEM faculty. This cohort of STEM faculty will then pilot and assess evidence-based teaching practices in their classrooms and publish/present on results. 

Kansas Humanities Council
KHC Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War
The Kansas Studies Institute will collaborate with the JCCC Veteran and Military Resource Center to train student veterans as oral historians and host a veteran memoir writing workshop and a community conversation panel during Veterans Week in November 2018.

KCA Construction Education Foundation Grant
To purchase a digital metallurgy microscope for the Metal Fabrication/Welding program.