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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

May 2020

U.S. Department of Education
CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Student Aid
To provide funds in the form of emergency financial aid grants to students who have been impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Students may use funds for: Books & Supplies needed to continue courses; Technology needed to continue courses; Additional Class Fees; Temporary Food Insecurity (Meal Share participants and/or Food Pantry Registrants); Transportation – out of state students; Childcare with childcare grants; Loss of Financial Aid due to class cancellation.

April 2020

Martha Lee Cain Tranby Music Enrichment Fund
To support additional classical musicians at the Fall 2020 Ruel Joyce Recital Series.

March 2020

Civic Nation
ALL IN Challenge Grant
To participate in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE).

Kansas City Irish Fest
To support the cost of presenting Danu’s St. Patrick’s Celebration in Yardley Hall on March 7, 2020.

February 2020

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

National Endowment for the Arts/Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
Arts Integration Program – Visiting Artists Grant (Kansas Touring Roster)
To support the artist fee for “Spencer and Rains: Celebrate Kansas Day with Old-Time Music” during Kansas Day on January 29, 2020.

January 2020

Bank of America
John W. Speas & Effie E. Speas Memorial Trust
To enhance the LPN Healthcare Simulation Center at Olathe Health Education Center (OHEC) to include the only simulated long-term care environment in Kansas.

The M.R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation
The M.R. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation 2019 General Funds Grant
To provide support for education in the areas of performing and visual arts.

Francis Family Foundation
Francis Family Foundation 2020
To support General Operations and Arts Education as part of JCCC’s Carlsen Center Presents, the annual, multi-disciplinary series of performances.

Chamber Music America
2020 Presenter Consortium for Jazz
The Carlsen Center, Civic Music Association of Des Moines, and The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts (Lebanon, IL) will come together to present "Bessie, Billie and Nina – Pioneering Women in Jazz," a celebration of the role of women in the history and development of jazz and the struggle for civil rights.

December 2019

UMB Charitable Trusts and Foundations
UMB Charitable Trusts and Foundations Grant
To support the remodeling cost to transform the ATB building into an advanced training space for welding, construction management, and machining technology students.

November 2019

ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council
ArtsKC Ovation Grant 2019-2020 (Nerman Museum)
To support general operations of the Nerman Museum.

ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council
ArtsKC Ovation Grant 2019-2020 (Performing Arts)
To support general operations of the Carlsen Center Presents.

Shawnee Mission Education Foundation
KS/MO Kennedy Center Partners in Education
To support Professional Development for Arts Integration and Enhancement.

October 2019

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Operator Safety Training Grant
To recruit and enroll in JCCC’s CDL-A program 15 veterans and/or their family members, as well as assist with job placement into a professional truck driving position over the 12-month grant period.

National Institutes of Health
Assessing Telephone All Nations Breath of Life for Efficacy
To reach a larger American Indian (AI) population by expanding the All Nations Breath of Life culturally-tailored smoking cessation program (ANBL).

Hall Family Foundation Grant
To bring a quality performing arts experience and education to school-age children throughout the Kansas City region by providing free tickets and bus subsidies to school districts.

September 2019

U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Secondary Education, Two-Year Postsecondary Education, and Agriculture in the Classroom (SPECA) Challenge Grant Program
To expand the current Sustainable Agriculture certificate into a 2-year degree program. The project will involve creating 6 new courses, partnering with high schools and universities in establishing a Sustainable Agriculture pipeline, and convening potential employer partners. 

August 2019

U.S. Department of Education / Kansas Board of Regents
Adult Education Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Grant FY20
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.

U.S. Department of Education / Kansas Board of Regents
Carl Perkins Program Improvement Grant FY20
To develop more fully the academic, career and technical skills of students enrolled in career and technical education programs.

July 2019

Kansas Board of Regents
Kansas Nursing Initiative Grant FY20
To support: 1) travel expenses for nursing faculty to attend five professional conferences; and 2) travel expenses of reviewers for on-site simulation lab accreditation.

Commerce Bank Charitable Trusts and Foundations / The Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts
JCCC New Dance Partners 2019
To provide program support for the ​JCCC New Dance Partners in September 2019.

Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City
IME-Becas Scholarship Program 2019-2020
To continue a student scholarship program designed for Mexican students or those of Mexican origin.

June 2019

U.S. Department of State / World Learning, Inc.
USA Study Abroad Overseas Capacity Building Initiatives
To develop and launch four new study abroad programs exploring sustainability initiatives across the globe. The project will involve sending JCCC faculty members from across disciplines on exploratory trips to Quebec, Canada; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Fort-de-France, Martinique; and Rabat, Morocco.

U.S. Department of Education / Kansas Board of Regents
Integrating Adult Education Grant
To integrate Adult Education and Career and Technical Education activities in two different programs: Computer Support Specialist and Metal Fabrication/Welding. 

Kansas Board of Regents
Technology Internship Grant – Machining
To gain practical experience within a shop environment to support launching the Machining certificate program. 

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

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. 

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Dollar General Literacy Foundation Adult Literacy Grant
To provide digital literacy instruction to 120 students to increase their skills and confidence in using computers and computer-based information. 

First National Bank Fund c/o the Nebraska Community Foundation
Community Development Grants
To support the SBDC GAME (Growth through Action, Measurement and Engagement), How to Buy or Sell a Business Conference, and Strategic Management Program.