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Active Grants / Program Summaries

Funder Total Awarded
C.S. Mott Foundation$3,000,000.00
National Science Foundation*$2,857,040.00
U.S. Department of Education*$1,601,375.90
C. S. Mott Foundation *$1,534,179.00
U. S. Department of Labor*$858,260.00
State of Michigan*$259,869.95
Community Foundation of Greater Flint$224,000.00
McFarlan Villages$100,000.00
Stephanie H. and David A. Spina Family Foundation$50,000.00
United Way of Genesee County$39,865.00
Michigan State Police$14,333.00
Active Grants Total10,538,922.85

* Multiple Grants


C.S. Mott Foundation

Lenore Croudy Family Life Center/ Early Childhood Learning Center

October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2019

This funding will be used to significantly expand MCC’s Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC), which has operated for more than 40 years in the rear of Woodside Church and is nationally ranked for its high-quality programming. The ECLC presently serves children ages two-and-a-half to five years old. The grant-funded expansion of this important program will allow us to meet both student and community demand for high-quality childcare experiences for younger children falling between the ages of zero to two-and-a-half. Overall, the grant funds will enable us to significantly increase the capacity of the existing Early Childhood Learning Center from its current maximum of 75 children up to 125 children (ages 0-5)


National Science Foundation*

Michigan Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (MI-LSAMP)

September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2020

In partnership with the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Western Michigan University and Wayne State University, and Washtenaw Community College (MCC), this grant is a comprehensive 2-year science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-emphasis transfer program for underrepresented minorities, with a specialized curriculum and complete wrap-around academic and social support will be established at the two community colleges

Natural Science Transfer Scholars (S-STEM)

January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2022

In partnership with Michigan State University, this grant identifies talented minority male students who are enrolled in secondary institutions within Genesee, Livingston, Shiawassee, Lapeer, and Tuscola counties, and enrolls eligible participants into MCC mathematics and science courses. The program culminates with the students’ transfer into and completion of a university science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program.


U.S. Department of Education*

Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS)

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020

The CCAMPIS grant increases student-parent access to childcare in order to promote postsecondary success in enrollment, persistence and graduation through the provision of subsidized, affordable childcare for children 2 ½ to 5 years of age in MCC Early Childhood Learning Center’s expanded tuition based program. MCC’s ECLC is one of only two National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited centers in Genesee County.

Upward Bound – Flint Community Schools, Beecher, and Westwood Heights

September 1, 2017 – August 30, 2022

A primary goal of this program is to motivate students at high risk for academic failure, and low-income and/or first generation students to successfully complete high school and to provide them with the academic and social skills necessary to successfully pursue and complete a postsecondary education. MCC’s program infuses two major components: the academic year and a six-week summer session that includes both a three-day residential experience at a major university and a Bridge Program. These components provide instruction and tutoring in the areas of literature and composition, mathematics, laboratory science, foreign language, study skills, test preparation, and career exploration.


C. S. Mott Foundation *

GAPS: Transitions Program at Mott Middle Early College High School (MMECHS)

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020

GAPS helps students transition successfully from middle school into high school and on to high school graduation, including a plan for higher education completion. MMECHS is a partnership between the Genesee Intermediate School District and MCC, and is currently in its 26th year preparing high school students from 21 school districts in Genesee County and 10 public school academies for successful work and educational futures through the full integration of high school, community college and the world of work.

Replication, Outreach and Research – Phase VIII

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020

MCC is entering into its thirtieth year of exploration, implementation, outreach and research of middle and early college high schools and programs. This phase of the research will identify best practices by Michigan early/middle colleges and programs and dual enrollment programs that have led to high levels of student success in bridging the gap between high school and college. This phase will also identify those unique practices, activities and interventions that purposely, formally and successfully focus on college and career readiness for adolescents attempting to overlap college education with their high school education.


U. S. Department of Labor*

America’s Promise Job Driven Grant Program

January 30, 2017 – December 30, 2021

As part of a consortium led by the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA), the goal of this program is to increase the number of un/underemployed, non-traditional, incumbent and other workers receiving Certified Education Robot Training (CERT) in the region. Pursuing this goal, the program will (1) support targeted outreach and case management of hard-to-serve populations; (2) establish and expand the availability of training programs to improve access for program participants and ensure high quality materials, facilities and curriculums for training providers; (3) increase the number of trained workers with access to high-wage earning opportunities through demonstrated employer commitments to new hire and incumbent workers; (4) outline clear and achievable career pathway strategies; (5) provide resources to help workforce development partners, training partners and employers braid, leverage and ultimately maximize all available funding in order to minimize cost to program participants and place workers in income-earning and income-generating positions as quickly as possible.

America’s Promise Job Driven Grant Program

January 30, 2017 – December 30, 2021

As part of a consortium led by Macomb Community College, this job-training project will capitalize on a $27,000,000 investment made through M-CAM, a 2013 U.S. DoL TAACCCT grant. During M-CAM, eight Michigan community colleges created a unified approach to improving student completion and employment outcomes. They built up employer engagement to guide curriculum, standardized programming, created state-wide articulation agreements, improved student retention, and generated creative solution-making to complex regional problems. Seven partners have committed to join the America’s Promise consortium, where they will take the best practices discovered through M-CAM and continue to offer in-demand education and training programs that successfully fill the gap between job-seekers and employers by building skills, confidence and connections.


State of Michigan*

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA)

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019

The AEFLA program plays an integral role in the workforce development system by providing access to educational services for adult learners through the one-stop delivery system. The program seeks to increase opportunity in the educational and workforce development of adults as workers, parents, and citizens. While playing a critical role in adult attainment of a secondary school diploma, the program also aims to assist in the transition to postsecondary education and training through the use of career pathways.

Teen C.E.O. Summer Camp

June 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

This cohort based 7-week intensive learning experience, for youth ages of 14-18, focus on serving economically disadvantaged youth in the Flint area. Building on existing assets in our community and the “best practices” from other models, this initiative’s emphasis is placed on entrepreneurial skills, abilities and attitudes, including business-related topics, presentations and in-depth discussions to ensure that students were grasping the principles of entrepreneurship, as well as product manufacturing and distribution based entrepreneurial activities.

FABLAB for the Community 2017

May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018

This initiative will effectively provide additional hours of access to product design and prototyping services for regional makers, continue building up a sustainable network of partners that would provide referrals and utilize the lab to support product development, leverage recent equipment purchases, provide a modest material and supplies platform, offer summer and/or after-school programming for K-12 students that would feature STEM-related activities in the product development and prototyping space, provide experiential learning opportunities either within the college or with other local businesses who operate in the innovation space and support regional efforts to formalize development of an advanced manufacturing cluster.

Youth Entrepreneur Program

October 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

MCC has expanded the Teen C.E.O. program from a summer program to become year-round after school program for “in school” youth; (2) to fully integrate the FABLAB as an ongoing component of the youth entrepreneurship experience at MCC; and (3) to extend entrepreneurial program options to Opportunity Youth in Flint and Genesee County. This program will help stimulate student’s entrepreneurial mindset and confidence, and encourage creative, smart risk-taking, while providing the tools and necessary time to build and gain brand recognition, product development, and exposure as they progress through the hands-on opportunities and classroom modules of the program curriculum.

Adult Career Pathways

January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

This program serves individuals who are 1) unemployed adults, 2) low-income workers, or 3) Opportunity Youth, with the goal of reducing and removing barriers to training and education, such that low- and middle-skilled people can enter and advance in higher wage occupations in high-growth industries. Serving these populations also addresses another critical need given that the current number of high school graduates in the public school system is not sufficient enough to meet the needs of employers in the labor market.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult Learning Core/Civics

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019

This grant provides education services to English language learners who are adults, including professionals with degrees and credentials in their native countries, that enables such adults to achieve competency in the English language and acquire the basic and more advanced skills needed to function effectively as parents, workers, and citizens in the United States. Such services include instruction in literacy and English language acquisition and instruction on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and civic participation, and may include workforce training.


Community Foundation of Greater Flint

Early Childhood Learning Center Support (ECLC)/ Family Literacy Project

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

This Family Early Literacy Partnership project addresses the needs of current and future Mott Community College (MCC) student-parents and their children through a two-generation approach by preserving and expanding the capacity of MCC ECLC’s Young Preschool. The twin strategies of using childcare scholarships/subsidies to increase student-parent access to high-quality child care along with an early education literacy intervention component will help to mitigate the impact of the Flint Water Crisis on children.


McFarlan Villages

Lenore Croudy Family Life Center/ Early Childhood Learning Center

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019

This grant will support the expansion of the existing MCC Early Childhood Learning Center, relocation of the MCC's Education program for college-age students pursuing a career in the field, and the creation of the resource center component of the future Lenore Croudy Family Life Center.The ECLC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children ensuring that only the best preschool education is provided to the children and families of Mott Community College and the Flint community.


Stephanie H. and David A. Spina Family Foundation

Beyond Bottled Water

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

In response to the Flint Water Crisis, the Spina Family Foundation funding supports MCC’s Early Childhood Learning Center’s Pyramid Model Partnership initiative. This initiative is a 3-level response that addresses Individual, Program-Wide and Community-Wide strategies for the greatest efforts toward long-term positive outcomes in mitigating the effects of exposure to lead on children.


United Way of Genesee County

Community Impact Fund

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

This grant assists with funding 1) the expansion of current child care services with increase access to high-quality early education, supporting positive development of children, trough Family Early Literacy Partnership scholarships/subsidies, to help defray the cost of the young preschool tuition fees for 2 ½ - 4-year old children of MCC student-parents, and 2) the development of the new MCC Early Childhood Learning Center Passport program, a family engagement initiative intended to increase parent involvement through a partnership in an intentional early literacy educational intervention, designed to help support parents in mitigating the effects of lead.


Michigan State Police

Reach Out Mobile App

December 1, 2017 - November 30, 2018

This grant will be used to customize and MCC brand Reach Out smartphone app designed to provide help, both on- and off-campus, to survivors of sexual assault by featuring “phases of care” such as campus resources, medical care, hotlines, reporting options, etc. The grant covers app customization expenses, training and promotional activities.

March 26, 2018
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