The Center for Civic Education (CA) received a $3.0 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, American History and Civics Education, National Archives Program to support their innovative new program Project Community: Engaging All Students in Media Literacy and Public Policy. It will work with civic education partners in 10 states to increase media literacy among students in grades 4 through 8, targeting those from underserved communities.
P33 (IL) received a $35,500 Planning and Local Technical Assistance grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. In partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), they will launch the Quantum Information Science and Technology (QIST) Workforce Planning Project that will focus on creating talent and preparing a workforce for a resilient quantum economy for the Chicago region.
The Center for Civic Education (CA) used our Proposal Review/Coaching service to win a Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The three-year, $11.0 million grant will transform civic education for under-resourced students in upper elementary and middle schools across the country through a newly designed We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program professional development model.
mHUB (IL) received a $350,000 grant from the We Rise Together program at the Chicago Community Trust to support its new Catalyze Initiative, a five-year, $8.6 million effort to reduce structural barriers to entrepreneurship and innovation in manufacturing for women, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We Rise Together works to accelerate economic recovery to help ensure Black and Latinx communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 crisis are not left behind, supporting a stronger region for all.
mHUB (IL) was one of 60 finalists of the $1.0 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Department of Commerce. Their proposal for the 2025 Clean Tech Economy Coalition (CTEC) was one of 529 grant applications submitted. Their coalition is working to supercharge the regional economy, bring new jobs to Illinois, and boost U.S. competitiveness around the globe. You can read the five-page narrative we created for mHUB and learn more about the challenge on the EDA website.
MATTER (IL) received a $1.3 million, three-year Venture Capital grant from the EDA, U.S. Department of Commerce to scale their Venture Acceleration (VA) program. It was one of 50 to receive an award of more than 600 applications submitted for the 2021 Build to Scale grant program.
mHUB Chicago (IL), in partnership with fellow incubators MATTER and 1871 received a $2.78 million grant from the EDA, U.S. Department of Commerce to invigorate startups and small businesses through Phase 2 of their Chicago Proactive Response (CPR) COVID-19 initiative. This grant was part of the CARES Act Funding authorized in 2020 and awarded in June 2021. CPR will support startups and small businesses as they build a road to economic recovery through wealth and job creation over the next 10 years.
mHUB Chicago (IL) received a $1.3 million, three-year Venture Capital grant from the EDA, U.S. Department of Commerce to scale their Product Development (PD) program. It was one of 52 to receive an award of more than 600 applications submitted for the 2020 Build to Scale grant program.
The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless received a $115,889, one-year grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Community Health and Prevention, Division of Community Health Planning & Engagement to scale its technology and create policies to serve 100 patients at three, high-need federally qualified health centers operated by the Community Care Cooperative in Brockton, Lynn, and North Shore.
The United Way of Connecticut received the only $1.83 million, three-year contract from the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to develop the Statewide Adult Recovery Call Center for Crises. They will use their 2-1-1 helpline as the entry point for adults 18 years of age and older to access the 14 behavioral health crisis providers during mobile and non-mobile hours.