The Foundation and Government Relations (FGR) office works with faculty and staff pursuing grant opportunities, manages the College's relationships with funding agencies; monitors grant administration, stewardship, and compliance; and guides government relations and advocacy efforts. The College typically receives about $4 million annually in grants; federal and state grants comprise about 75 percent of that total and the balance is from foundation grants. FGR staff welcome interested grantseekers to stop by Tower 1412 or contact us via phone or email.
These resources can be helpful in gathering information to apply for grants.
Organizations and agencies listed below have made grants to CSS. All inquiries to an agency or organization must be approved by the Foundation and Government Relations office.
The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) has received a $2.76 million grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This four-year grant, the single-largest in the College’s history, supports the Rural Registered Nurses in Primary Care (RRNPC) project, launched in July 2018. This innovative academic and clinical partnership between CSS and Essentia Health will address growing RN primary care workforce shortages in rural and underserved communities in Minnesota.
Through the RRNPC project, CSS undergraduate nursing students will develop important primary care knowledge and skills through modified curriculum, simulation experiences, and clinical experiences in primary care settings. Similarly, Essentia Health clinical preceptors will participate in innovative professional development programs to facilitate their supervision and mentoring of students’ longitudinal placements and enhance their own primary care work. Ultimately this grant will help improve primary care healthcare access in this geographic region by encouraging and supporting current and future RNs who pursue careers in primary care settings.
Thanks to the School of Nursing for their hard work and leadership on this project!
The College of St. Scholastica is undertaking a new three-year initiative called the Sustainability TREE (Teaching Responsibility and Educating for Engagement), which will offer multiple opportunities for faculty and staff to get involved. This work will help CSS become a regional hub for educating leaders who are prepared to lead and advocate for sustainable practices. The initiative will promote active learning regarding the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainability, as well as the leadership skills needed to promote systemic change. Professional development in sustainability practices will be an essential component of the project. This significant project highlights the College’s commitment to sustainability and is complementary to the new CSS-funded major, Sustainability Studies and the Environment.
The initiative will support a variety of curricular, co-curricular, and professional development activities centered around sustainability. These activities are designed to promote broad engagement of the CSS community and ensure the lasting incorporation of sustainability topics into courses and co-curricular activities across departments and schools. This, in turn, will help change the behaviors and cultural norms of students and other members of the St. Scholastica community. The Sustainability TREE program is supported with funding by Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies.
Thanks to those whose efforts helped make this possible!
This new three-year grant award from the National Science Foundation positions the College to expand its leadership role in Computer Science education. CSS is participating in a Research-Practitioner Partnership with concurrent enrollment programs at Capital Community College in Connecticut and Southwest Minnesota State University in Minnesota and partner school districts. This project will build sustainable relationships to support high school Computer Science education and college pathways. Ultimately this work will determine if the Computer Science Principles course delivered through concurrent enrollment can broaden high school-to-college pathways in computing disciplines for those traditionally underrepresented in these fields, including women, underrepresented minorities, and students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
Thanks to Jen Rosato, Director of the College's National Center for Computer Science and project director, for her vision and work.
Associate Vice President for College Advancement
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