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Awards

Welcome to the Grant Awards page. Below you will find information on current awards as well as completed award projects. Feel to look over the information provided. Hopefully, you too will feel inspired to write a grant.

Current Awards

Bergen County Jail Inmate Education

Funding Source: Bergen County Sheriff’s Department

  • Project: Bergen County Jail Inmate Education
  • Amount: N/A
  • Funding Cycle: 1/1/2016- 12/31/2016
  • Purpose: This Shared Services Agreement continues the long-standing contract the Ciarco Learning Center has with the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department to offer Inmate Education Programs in Adult Basic Education, GED, English-as-a-Second Language, and computer training.
  • Project Director: Dean Sandra Sroka, ssroka@bergen.edu, (201)879-5233

 

Bridge to the Baccalaureate Alliance

Funding Source: National Science Foundation

  • Project: Northern New Jersey Bridge to the Baccalaureate Alliance (B2B)
  • Abstract: Bridge to the Baccalaureate (PDF)
  • Amount: $260,058
  • Project Period: 8/15/2014 – 07/31/2017
  • Purpose: The Northern New Jersey Bridges to the Baccalaureate (NNJ-B2B) Alliance is a partnership of five, public, associate-degree granting, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) in northern New Jersey committed to assisting more than 900 underrepresented minority students in successfully transferring into a baccalaureate STEM degree program. The partner colleges include Passaic County Community College (lead applicant), Bergen Community College, Hudson County Community College, Middlesex County College, and Union County College. NNJ-B2B will form a synergistic partnership with the GS-LSAMP, a highly successful NSF funded project headed by Rutgers University-Newark and including eight largely public four-year colleges and universities in the region to develop a transformative model for streamlined transitions from 2- to 4-year institutions.
  • Project Director:  Dr. Luis Jimenez, ljimenez@bergen.edu, (201)879-3563

 

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006

Funding Source: New Jersey Department of Education

  • Project: Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Perkins Grant
  • Amount:  $520,856
  • Project Period: 7/1/16 – 6/30/17
  • Purpose: Perkins funding supports career and technical education programs. The purpose of Perkins Grant is to develop more fully the academic career and technical skills of secondary and postsecondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education (CTE) by developing and assisting students in meeting high standards, integrating academic and career and technical instruction, linking secondary and postsecondary education, increasing state and local flexibility, collecting and disseminating research and information on best practices, providing technical assistance and professional development, supporting partnerships among diverse stakeholders, and providing individuals with the knowledge and skills to keep the U.S. competitive.

 

Consolidated Adult Basic Skills & Integrated English Language and Civics Education

Funding Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

  • Project: Consolidated Adult Basic Skills & Integrated English Language and Civics Education
  • Amount: $366,000
  • Project Period: 7/1/16 – 6/30/17
  • Purpose: The purpose of the grant, operated by the Ciarco Learning Center in Hackensack, is to provide adult education and literacy services to assist adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency; to assist adults who are parents to obtain the skills necessary to become partners in the education of their children; and to assist adults in the completion of a secondary school education.
  • Project Director: Elizabeth Gieske DeFeo, edefeo@bergen.edu, (201)879-9672

 

Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center

Funding Source: Building Our Future Bond Act

  • Project: Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center
  • Amount: $12,750,000
  • Project Start: July 1, 2013
  • Purpose: Establishment and construction of a new higher education building to provide added facilities required for a High Technology Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center on the Paramus Campus of BCC. The Integrated Teaching Center incorporates new equipment and increased academic capacity, including smart classrooms, instructional laboratories, simulation center, computer facilities, student support services, counseling, and administrative areas.
  • Project Director: President’s Executive Team

 

Infrastructure Enhancement Project

Funding Source: Higher Education Leasing Fund Program

  • Project: Infrastructure Enhancement Project
  • Amount: $2,023,000.00
  • Project Start: July 1, 2013
  • Purpose: The Infrastructure Enhancement Project provides for: (1) Network Infrastructure Upgrade; (2) Campus Computer Workstation and Multifunction Printer Lifecycle replacement; and (3) Queue Management Solution hardware.
  • Project Director: President’s Executive Team

 

Institutional Improvement Project

Funding Source: Higher Education Technology Infrastructure Fund

  • Project: Institutional Improvement Project
  • Amount: $1,071,000.00
  • Project Start: July 1, 2013
  • Purpose: The Institutional Improvement project includes six key components to enhance the college’s technological infrastructure: (1) Data Warehouse and Data Mining Solution, (2) an Admissions Customer Relations Management (CRM) solution, to enable Bergen Community College to automate multi-channel communication and more effectively reach out to the community it serves, (3) Human Resources Management package to facilitate effective talent management and more fully meet customer needs in the library and throughout the institution, (4) One Card Student ID Management System to provide an integrated solution for student information and admittance, (5) Network Security upgrade, (6) Queue Management Solution software.
  • Project Director: President’s Executive Team

 

HSI STEM Graduation Pathway to Success

Funding Source: New Jersey Institute of Technology Subcontract

  •  Project: Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM Graduation Pathway to Success
  • Abstract: STEM Graduation Pathway to Success (PDF)
  • Amount: $3,781,639
  • Project Period: 10/1/11-9/30/16
  • Purpose: This Bergen Community College HSI STEM five year grant award is designed to prepare STEM students to fulfill the urgent and growing need for STEM professionals in a competitive and global workplace. The project has three goals: To increase the recruitment and persistence of STEM and STEM Education students; To improve the graduation and transfer rates for students enrolled in STEM and STEM Education programs; and To enable more data-based decision making that informs and improves student outcomes, program development and articulation.
  • Project Director:  Dean P.J. Ricatto, pjricatto@bergen.edu, (201)879-3572

 

Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training

Funding Source: US Department of Labor/Department of Education

  • Project: NJ- Health Professions Pathway to Regional Excellence Project (NJ PREP) TAACCCT
  • Abstract: Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (PDF)
  • Amount: $15,000,000
  • Project Period: 10/1/14-9/30-18
  • Purpose: This project targets TAA-eligible workers, long-term unemployed, veterans, and underemployed in the Health Professions Industry.
  • Project Director: Dean Susan Barnard, sbarnard@bergen.edu, (201)879-7938

 

Transition Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities – Phase 2

Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education

  • Project: Bergen Community College TPSID 2
  • Abstract: Transition Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (PDF)
  • Amount: $2,421,935
  • Project Period: 10/1/15 – 9/30/20
  • Purpose: The Bergen Community College TPSID 2 project is a model comprehensive transition and postsecondary education program conducted in collaboration with the College of New Jersey. It will help students maximize potential to achieve personal and financial independence by integrating academic and social skills with vocational training options leading to gainful employment.
  • Project Director: Tracy Rand, trand@bergen.edu, (201)879-5589

 

Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program

Funding Source: US Department of Justice & Office on Violence Against Women

  • Project: OVW Campus Violence Intervention Prevention Program
  • Amount: $300,000
  • Project Period: 10/1/14- 9/30/17
  • Purpose: The OVW Campus Violence Intervention Prevention Program encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services for victims and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable.
  • Project Director: Prof. Shari Franschman, sfranschman@bergen.edu, (201)879-7064

 

County Vocational School Partnership Grant

Funding Source: Bergen County Technical Schools

  • Project: Applied Technology High School
  • Amount: $50,000
  • Project Period: 9/1/15 – 6/30/19
  • Purpose: To facilitate the establishment of the Applied Technology High School on the Paramus campus.
  • Site Coordinator: Dean P.J. Ricatto, pjricatto@bergen.edu, (201)879-3572

 

College Readiness Now II

Funding Source: New Jersey Council of County Colleges

  • Project: College Readiness Now Program
  • Amount: $65,923
  • Project Period: 6/15/15 – 8/15/16
  • Purpose: The purpose of the project is to target 11th and 12th grade high school students in order to strengthen their English/Language Arts and mathematics skills to get them more college ready.
  • Project Director: Dr. Damyen Davis, ddavis@bergen.edu, (201)879-8820

 

Student Success Innovation Grant

Funding Source: New Jersey Council of County Colleges Center for Student Success

  • Project: Student Success Innovation Mini-Grant
  • Amount: $4,890
  • Project Period: May 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016
  • Purpose: Provide funding for faculty professional development
  • Project Director: [Grants Office]

 

First In The World

Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education

  • Project: AMP UP
  • Abstract: First in the World (PDF)
  • Amount: $2,600,468
  • Project Period: 10/1/15 – 9/30/19
  • Purpose: To study the outcomes of alternative pathways for completion of college-level mathematics course requirements.
  • Principle Investigator: Vice President William P. Mullaney, wmullaney@bergen.edu, (201)879-8989
  • Co-Principle Investigator: Vice President Maris Lown (Union County College), lown@ucc.edu, (908)709-7006