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Funding Source: US Department of State

  • Project: Fulbright Scholar Residence: in collaboration with Ramapo College
  • Amount: $19,500.00
  • Project Start: Academic Year Spring 2015
  • Purpose: To bring a scholar from France to our institutions with the goal of enhancing the global and historical focus of our theatre education and performance programs.  The scholar we have jointly selected, Rafael Bianciotto, will be able to teach courses, run workshops and direct a student production that incorporates the acting and technical elements already being taught at the colleges with his specialty in clown and mask work, physical theatre and commedia dell’arte.
  • Project Director: Amparo Codding and Jim Bumgardner
Funding Source: US Department of Labor/Department of Education
  • Project: NJ- Health Professions Pathway to Regional Excellence Project (NJ PREP) TAACCCT
  • Amount: $15,000,000.0
  • Project Start: 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: Susan Barnard

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

  • Project: Office on Violence Against Women Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking on Campus Program
  • Amount: $300,000.00
  • Project Start: 10/1/14- 9/30/17
  • Project Director: Shari Franschman    
Funding Source: National Science Foundation
  • Project: Northern New Jersey Bridge to the Baccalaureate Alliance (B2B)
  • Amount: $250,000 - $260,058.00
  • Project Start: 8/15/2014- 8/15/2017 
  • Project Director: Judith Fizpatrick

Funding Source: NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
  • Project: Urban Areas Security Initiative
  • Amount: $157,000
  • Project Start: 09/1/14- 08/31/16
  • Purpose: Enhance BCC’s and the UASI region’s ability to build, maintain, and sustain national preparedness capabilities for projects.
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 
Funding Source: Building Our Future Bond Act
    • Project: Health Professions Integrated Teaching Center
    • Amount: $12,750,000.00
    • 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
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 
Funding Source: New Jersey Department of Education
    • Project: Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Perkins Grant
    • Amount: $701,729
    • Project Period: 7/1/2013-6/30/2014
    • Purpose: To develop more fully the academic, career and technical skills of CTE students through instruction, equipment and supplies, professional development, student travel and tutoring. The emphasis for this funding cycle will be those Career Clusters that support workforce development, economic development and stakeholder partnerships.
    • Project Director:  Grants Office Perkins Team (William Yakowicz, ext. 5253; Marilyn MacDonall, ext. 7848; and Marilyn Simpson, ext. 5556)
Funding Source: New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
    • Project:  Consolidated Adult Basic Skills & Integrated English Language and Civics Education
    • Amount: $343,300
    • Funding Cycle:  7/1/2014-6/30/2015
    • Purpose:  The purpose of this 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
Funding Source: Bergen County Workforce Investment Board
    • Project:  Work First NJ/Welfare to Work Adult Basic Ed Training
    • Amount: $48,000
    • Funding Cycle:  7/1/2014-6/30/2015
    • Purpose:  The primary purpose of this project, operated at the Ciarco Learning Center in Hackensack, is to prepare individuals for occupational training and or to pursue full-time employment by providing educational instruction in Adult Basic Education, GED preparation, and English-as-a-Second Language.
    • Project Director:  Sandra Sroka
Funding Source: National Science Foundation
    • Project: Quality Assurance Technician Training
    • Amount: $201,383
    • Funding Cycle:  7/1/2012-8/30/2013
    • Purpose:  The focus of the project is to train and place individuals into jobs in the regulated industries of New Jersey.  Classroom instruction is designed as a workplace environment. Bergen Community College will develop interactive instructional modules that constitute a five-course certificate leading to immediate employment and/or an Associate Degree in Science. The program will increase students' math and computer skills, basic laboratory skills, technical understanding of instrumentation, protocol writing, written and verbal communication skills as well as critical thinking skills. The Certificate program retrains and upgrades skills for incumbent workers and also provides a science pathway from secondary school to community college and higher education, meeting the Quality Control and Quality Assurance workforce needs of New Jersey's highly regulated and growing pharmaceutical, chemical, fragrance, food, and personal care industries. Project partners include industry leaders, American Society for Quality, the Tri-County WIBs and One-Stop Career Centers, BioLink, BioMan, and others.
    • Project Director:  Judith Fitzpatrick

Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education
    • Project: Garden State Pathways Transition Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities into Higher Education to Independence
    • Amount: $2,320,849
    • Funding Cycle:  10/1/11-9/30/15
    • Purpose:  Bergen Community College and Camden Community College are collaborating to build a pathway that will help transition students with intellectual disabilities into higher education and career preparation. This five year project will develop a model comprehensive transition and post-secondary program for students that will provide academic, social skills and vocational training options leading to gainful employment. Bergen Community College serves as lead agency and fiscal agent.
    • Project Director:  Tracy Rand
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education
    • Project: Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM Graduation Pathway to Success  Abstract   Narrative 
    • Amount:  $3,781,639
    • Funding Cycle:  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 samshathree 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; andTo enable more data-based decision making that informs and improves student outcomes, program development and articulation.
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    • Project Director:  P.J. Ricatto
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Education
    • Project:  Title V 123 Connect  Abstract    Narrative
    • Amount:  $2,915,985
    • Funding Cycle:  10/1/10-9/30/15
    • Purpose:  This project is a five-year intensive institution-wide effort involving new curricula and teaching approaches in English Basic Skills and Basic Mathematics, content-based and career-oriented academic advising and support services, and focused student mentoring and tutoring. The campaign, consistent with BCC's Strategic Plan, will increase faculty engagement with developmental students; professional staff from Academic Advising and Counseling and Student Support Services; and peer mentors and tutors. The project is designed to help students successfully (a) transition to BCC; (b) understand and attain course and academic requirements; (c) access available student services; (d) enhance academic performance; and (e) and pursue pathways to academic degrees and careers.
    • Project Director:  Dr. William P. Mullaney and Dr. Naydeen Gonzalez-De Jesus
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
    • Project: Health Professions Pathways for TANF & Low Income Individuals Abstract Narrative
    • Amount:  $23,429,897
    • Funding Cycle:  9/30/10-9/29/15
    • Purpose:  Bergen Community College serves as lead agency and fiscal agent for ten North New Jersey Community Colleges, six regional health care industry employers, and ten county Workforce Investment Boards/One-Stop Career Centers and respective partners. Region-wide consortium efforts build capacity for health professions training and certification enabling eligible individuals to secure employment and career advancement in health professions pathways.
    • Project Directors:  Susan Callahan Barnard and William J. Yakowicz
Funding Source: Bergen County Sheriff’s Department
    • Project:  Bergen County Jail Inmate Education
    • Amount:  $129,104
    • Funding Cycle: 11/1/2014- 12/31/2015
    • 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:  Sandra Sroka
Funding Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
    • Project:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Suicide Prevention 
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    • Amount: $301,215
    • Funding Cycle:  8/1/2012-7/31/2015
    • Purpose:  This three year project is designed to enhance Bergen Community College’s capacity for suicide awareness and prevention efforts through a campaign to de-stigmatize and address issues related to suicide and emotional well-being. BCC, in collaboration with Care Plus NJ, Inc., aims to successfully prepare students to cope with emotional distress by developing connectedness and help-seeking skills. Through education, skill building, and access to necessary resources, students are less likely to feel a sense of hopelessness or disconnectedness that are associated factors in the increase of thoughts of suicide.
    • Project Director:  Kathleen Pignatelli
Funding Source: New Jersey Institute of Technology Subcontract
    • Project:  H1-B Employment Training- Essex/Bergen/Passaic
    • Amount:  $60,000
    • Funding Cycle:  1/1/2013-12/31/13
    • Purpose:  The College has been working with NJIT, North New Jersey community colleges, Workforce Investment Boards, and industry partners to provide training to displaced workers, the long term unemployed and incumbent workers for Technology and STEM industry certifications and credentials.  The purpose of this grant is to prepare workers for H-1B positions and to help overcome shortages in the high growth occupations IT Technology and STEM industries.
    • Project Director:  Bill Madden
Funding Source: Bergen County Workforce Investment Board
    • Project:  Workforce Learning Link
    • Amount:  $100,000
    • Funding Cycle:  7/1/2013- 6/30/2014
    • Purpose:  The Workforce Learning Link, located at the Ciarco Learning Center in Hackensack, is a computerized learning lab that assists Bergen County participants to secure employment or improve employment prospects, attain a level of self-sufficiency, and enrich their lives through career advancement and life-long learning.  The primary goals of the core training of this project are to place individuals in full-time unsubsidized employment after completing occupational training and to prep

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