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Congratulations to North Carolina A&T State University for receiving a $7.5 million contract from the U.S. Department of Labor for the  LEAD-IT Project – Leadership, Empowerment, Apprenticeship, and Diversity in Information Technology. Along with partners IBM Corporation, SHARE Association, IT-oLogy, Mobile Collaborative Education Consulting, Vets in Tech, Indiana University – Minority Serving Institution STEM Initiative, Mentor Services and Capital Area Workforce Development Board, NC A&T will develop a national opportunity network of employers and training providers to increase the numbers of underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities, and women entering IT apprenticeships and the IT workforce.

The full press release from NC A&T is available here: Cross Campus Collaboration Nets N.C. A&T $7.5 Million Contract with U.S. Dept. of Labor .

GrantProse is honored to have worked with NC A&T faculty and partners to prepare the proposal for this important work.

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Congratulations to Craven County Schools, recipient of a $1.5 million Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grant for their Student Success Through Tiered Support project! This project will serve thirteen military-impacted schools in the Craven County School District of North Carolina near the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, providing academic and social/emotional support for military dependent students to enhance their pursuit of educational goals.

The project has two goals for military-dependent students: to increase their math achievement through in-class supports and tutoring, and to improve their social-emotional well-being through counseling, parent/community engagement, and behavior management. Children of military families face unique stressors that can affect their classroom behavior, including relocation, deployment of family members, and emotional stress during times of national crisis. Equipping teachers and schools with research-based strategies to recognize, acknowledge, and support students when they are distracted by these factors will contribute strongly to the students’ continuing trajectory of academic progress and success.

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Grant Program aims to strengthen family-school-community relationships and enhance student achievement for military dependent students. The program supports research-based strategies that enhance student achievement and ease the challenges that military children face due to their parents’ military service. Since 2009, DoDEA grants have led to significant improvement in student achievement.

GrantProse is honored to have worked with the dedicated, knowledgeable, and talented staff at Craven County Schools to prepare the proposal to serve America’s military families.

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Congratulations to Wake Tech Community College, lead applicant, and its  partner the Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWDB) for securing a $3.9 million TechHire Partnership Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to prepare at least 450 people for computer-related occupations reliant upon workers with cybersecurity skills. This is the largest single grant award in Wake Tech’s history.

Project SECURE (Supporting and Enhancing Cybersecurity through Upwardly-mobile Retraining and Education) is a collaborative effort involving Wake Tech, CAWDB, Wake County Economic Development, the City of Raleigh, Durham Workforce Development Board, and local employers. Participants will progress along targeted career pathways, obtaining increasingly advanced work experience and  certifications to enable their career advancement and maintain availability of entry level positions for new workers.

The TechHire initiative was first announced in March 2015. Its purpose is to build tech talent pipelines based on local employment sector needs in communities across the nation. Thirty-nine grants totaling $150 million were awarded in 25 states. GrantProse is pleased to have had the opportunity to assist the talented and dedicated faculty and staff at Wake Tech and CAWDB in the preparation of this proposal.