National Service Agency Announces $9 Million to Strengthen Student Learning, Improve Teaching, and Solve Community Problems

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Jun 29, 2010
National Service Agency Announces $9 Million to Strengthen Student Learning, Improve Teaching, and Solve Community Problems

Washington, DC— The Corporation for National and Community Service announced $9 million in Learn and Serve America Higher Education grants to support teacher training and increase student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math disciplines.

Grants were awarded to 28 higher education institutions and nonprofits, focused in two main areas: training current and future teachers to use service-learning in the classroom, and to bring service-learning to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. A total of 192 organizations applied for the grants, demonstrating the growing belief that higher education plays a key role in achieving community impact and service plays a key role in education.

The Corporation also recently announced $20 million in School-Based Formula grants to states, primarily through State Education Agencies, for K-12 schools. The grants will support local districts and schools to carry out service-learning projects in partnership with community-based organizations.Through service-learning, K-12 students use knowledge and skills from the classroom to address important community problems in areas such as the environment, education, public safety, and other critical needs. By using academics for an immediate purpose, students become more motivated to learn and contribute to solving community problems.

Higher Education Grants (FY2010)

State City Legal Applicant Amount Category
CA Long Beach California State University, Chancellor's Office $500,000 STEM
CA Santa Clarita College of the Canyons (CA) $67,184 STEM
CA Santa Cruz University of California, Santa Cruz $160,000 STEM
DC Washington NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education $550,000 Teacher Training
DC Washington American Association of State Colleges and Universities $433,874 Teacher Training
FL Miami Miami-Dade College Center for Community Involvement (FL) $186,614 Teacher Training
FL Tallahassee Florida Campus Compact $506,352 STEM
GA Atlanta Georgia State University Research Foundation Inc. $218,000 Teacher Training
HI Honolulu Hawaii & Pacific Island Campus Compact $714,589 STEM
IN Evansville University of Southern Indiana $197,111 Teacher Training
KS Kansas City Donnelly College (KS) $85,008 STEM
LA New Orleans Delgado Community College (LA) $85,676 STEM
MA No. Dartmouth University of Massachusetts Dartmouth $470,895 Economic Recovery (Continuation)
MS Hattiesburg University of Southern Mississippi $441,606 STEM
NC Durham Duke University (NC) $558,544 Teacher Training
NE Omaha University of Nebraska at Omaha $99,050 Teacher Training
NJ Pemberton Burlington County College (NJ) $85,268 STEM
NY Albany The College of Saint Rose (NY) $432,652 Teacher Training
NY New York Research Foundation of CUNY on behalf of the Graduate Center $338,407 Economic Recovery (Continuation)
OH Granville Ohio Campus Compact $482,835 Economic Recovery (Continuation)
PA Harrisburg Harrisburg University of Science and Technology $460,474 Economic Recovery (Continuation)
PA Philadelphia Drexel University Center for Civic Engagement $443,459 Economic Recovery (Continuation)
TX El Paso El Paso Community College (TX) $113,789 STEM
VA Lawrenceville Saint Paul's College (VA) $90,653 Teacher Training
VT Burlington University of Vermont and State Agricultural College $80,811 Teacher Training
WA Bellingham Washington Campus Compact (with ID, OR, WA) $500,000 STEM
WA Bellingham Northwest Indian College (WA) $160,000 STEM
WI Madison Wisconsin Campus Compact (with IA, IL, MI, MN, KS, WI) $565,900 STEM
TOTAL $9,028,751

School-Based Formula Grants (FY2010)

Legal Applicant Amount
Alabama State Department of Education $320,957
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development $53,586
Arizona Department of Education $447,866
Arkansas Service Commission $206,776
California Department of Education $2,603,950
Colorado Dept of Education $272,814
Communities in Schools of North Carolina, Inc. $575,957
Connecticut State Department of Education $218,377
Department of Education of Puerto Rico $506,138
Florida Department of Education $1,020,527
Georgia Commission for Service & Volunteerism $686,101
Idaho State Dept of Education $93,077
Illinois State Board of Education $925,635
Indiana Department of Education $423,998
Iowa Department of Education $161,727
Kansas State Department of Education $173,826
Kentucky Department of Education $297,607
Maine Commission for Community Service $80,177
Maryland State Department of Education $336,395
Massachusetts Department of Education $396,319
Michigan Department of Education $748,444
Minnesota Department of Education $284,514
Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service $248,537
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education $379,911
Montana Office of Public Instruction $61,507
Nebraska Department of Education $109,340
Nevada Department of Education $147,550
New Hampshire Department of Education $71,259
New Jersey Learn and Serve America $532,040
New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism $152,362
New York State Department of Education $1,543,153
North Dakota Department of Commerce $44,491
Ohio Department of Education $790,606
Oklahoma State Department of Education $239,516
Oregon Department of Education $230,457
Pennsylvania Department of Education $840,086
Rhode Island Campus Compact $75,398
Serve DC-DC Commission on National & Community Service $47,362
South Carolina Department of Education $302,822
State of Hawaii, Department of Education $69,519
Tennessee Department of Education $385,029
Texas Education Agency $1,883,327
University of Delaware - Cooperative Extension $57,329
Utah State Office of Education $162,574
Vermont Principals' Association $42,682
Virginia Department of Education $437,885
Washington Department of Education $374,339
West Virginia Department of Education $129,981
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction $350,138
Wyoming Department of Education $40,756
TOTAL $20,584,724

Media Contact

Samantha Jo Warfield
(202) 606-6775
sjwarfield@cns.gov

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