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What's New: Fall 2011

This link summarizes the major Fall 2011 priorities, commitments, and activities of the Grant Development Office and the Grant Developer/Writer, Yvonne Wu Craig.

The purpose of this summary is to let the campus community know:
     * what types of grants are being developed
     * the priorities and time commitments of the Grant Developer/Writer for the current semester.
While Yvonne Wu Craig is spending most of her time on the large grants described in the attachment, she is still available to consult about grants and help develop and assist with other proposals as time permits.  Contact her with grant ideas or needs and she will let you know how much she can assist you.  In addition, be sure to include ideas for grants in your area's unit plan.

If you have any questions about the grant development process or a particular grant in development, please contact Yvonne Wu Craig or Carolyn Arnold.

Carolyn Arnold
Institutional Research and Grants
Chabot College
(510) 723-6965

Yvonne Wu Craig
Grant Developer/Writer
Grant Development Office
Chabot College
510) 723-6810


What's New: Fall 2010

Grant proposal priorities: Fall 2010

What's New: Fall 2009

It has been a busy time for the Grant Development Office with a lot of activity around campus as a result of funded projects as well as a lot of continued grant development and writing. Additional support from the Presidents Office enabled Chabot to continue submitting a large number of grants this year, many of which have already been funded! Congratulations to Terrance Thompson and the CAHSEE team who will be wrapping up grant activities in October. Congratulations also go out to the Title III and Hewlett Foundation teams who have been going strong on finishing the first year of grant activities.

As a first for Chabot, in 2008-09, we received a Congressionally-directed grant from U.S. Representative Pete Starks office to support the Nursing Retention Program. Services will include a Retention Coordinator to monitor student progress and refer students for early intervention, additional skills lab time, scholarships for NCLEX review courses, tutoring and mentoring. In addition, nursing faculty will receive training in diversity and strategies to improve student success, focusing on teaching students from diverse cultural backgrounds including second language learners. Thanks go to Nancy Cowan and Connie Telles for their work on submitting the proposal.

A partnership grant with City College of San Francisco was funded by the Department of Energy to support the training of students, fleet personnel, and independent shop owners and technicians in the operation, safety, maintenance and repair of existing and emerging hybrid vehicles. This effort was led by Steve Small and Tom Clark. Plus, receipt of the award has already been featured on many local newscasts.

Another partnership with the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board resulted in a funded contract and joint grant proposal to support dislocated and adult learners in our service area by providing career transitional services. This includes job search assistance, career counseling, and career development workshops. Thanks to Dean Matt Kritscher for his work on the contract and proposal.

Chabot and Foothill College led efforts to submit a collaborative proposal comprised of seven other community colleges statewide, including Las Positas College, to support Suicide Prevention training for faculty and staff. It was submitted in late Fall 2008 and although we are still waiting to hear the funding results, kudos should go out to ValJean Dale who led the collaborative in submitting the proposal. She continues to lead statewide efforts to address the mental health needs of our students through her professional organization, California Community College Mental Health and Wellness Association (CCCMHWA), of which she is now President.

Chabot also recently submitted a proposal to support our burgeoning Textbook Rental Program. If awarded, funds would provide seed money for the rental of textbooks in 29 basic skills, career-technical, transfer, and degree courses, covering at least 20% of the enrollment in each course. Under the leadership of Kathleen Kaser, Heidi Finberg and the ASCC, Chabot was able to submit a very competitive proposal.

With support from the Grant Development Office, the Chabot College Foundation has continued to secure funding from Kaiser Permanente, Team-Up for Youth, California Bank and Trust and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame for the Summer Youth Sports Program that serves low-income youth ages 10-17 in our service area.

As Chabot prepares for a challenging fiscal environment, the Grant Development Office is looking forward to continuing to support the efforts of Chabot faculty and staff in their desire to innovate and improve programs and services for Chabot students. Feel free to contact the Grant Development Office anytime if you have information about potential funding sources or want to toss around any ideas for future projects!

Grants Year-End Report - Fall 2009 For assistance with your grant development efforts, please contact:

Yvonne Wu Craig, M.A.
Grant Developer/Writer
Phone: (510) 723-6810
Fax: (510) 782-9315

Dr. Carolyn Arnold
Coordinator of Institutional Research & Grants
Phone: (510) 723-6965
Fax: (510) 782-9315

Our office is located on the campus of Chabot College, Building 700 South, Room 727F.

For questions about grants please call (510) 723 - 6810 or email us at

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