Sponsored Projects

Award Spotlights:

December 2022 Awards

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Mark Benards Agriculture Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Integrating livestock grazing into the western Illinois corn-soybean cropping system to enhance farm profitability and reduce nutrient loss $84,242
Blair McDonald Engineering National Science Foundation Improving Career Readiness for Engineering Students Through a Mentored Living Learning Community $750,000
Heather Norman WIUM_FM Corporation for Public Broadcasting WIUM-FM Community Service Grant FY23 $158,136
Dawn Schmitt WQPT Corporation for Public Broadcasting WQPT CPB Television Interconnection Grant (IG) FY23-24 $12,580
Dawn Schmitt WQPT Corporation for Public Broadcasting WQPT CPB Television Local Service Grant (LSG) FY23-24 $58,029
Dawn Schmitt WQPT Corporation for Public Broadcasting WQPT CPB Television Community Service Grant (CSG) FY23-24 $699,165

 

November 2022 Awards

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Patricia Eathington Nursing Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition Student nurses increasing awareness of health services at food banks in a rural county $400
Dawn Hughes Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center Illinois Community College Board CIAESC/CPC FY23-State $5,400
Dawn Hughes Central Illinois Adult Education Service Center Illinois Community College Board CIAESC/CPC FY23-Federal $442,000
Lindsay Meeker Education Illinois Network of Child Care and Referral Agencies Spanish PLA Workforce Diversity Grant $16,122
Christopher Merrett Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs UofI CEJA Workforce Training Program $15,000
Joseph Ryner Center for the Application of Information Technologies  Illinois Community College Board DAISI-FY23 $202,876

 

October 2022 Awards

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Andrew Baker Agriculture Illinois State Board of Education FY23 Growing Agriculture Science Teachers (GAST) $40,000
Eric Faierson WIU-QC University of North Texas Light-Weight Materials and Structures for Ballistic Protection $2,125,000
Gisele Hamm Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs Corporation for National and Community Service IIRA - VISTA $50,000
Brandon John Center for the Application of Information Technologies  Penn State Hershey College of Medicine iLookOut Hosting and Support $25,840
KMC Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs Various Sources Supplemental to 5-13520 Community & Economic Development Work-Brittany Sunderman $10,000
KMC Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs Various Sources Supplemental to 5-13520 Community & Economic Development Work-Delilah Sanders $7,750
Sherri Moon Infant & Preschool Center Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agency Child Care Restoration Grant $13,680
Heather Norman WIUM_FM Illinois Humanities Council Forgottonia Files Podcast $10,000
Sean Park Illinois Institute for Rural Affiars U.S. Department of Agriculture Illinois Cooperative Development Center: Cooperatives as a Way of Increasing Food Access & Developing Economic Capacity in Rural Communities $163,595
Paul Sweet Center for the Application of Information Technologies Illinois Community College Board i-Pathways FY23 $185,195

 


September 2022 Awards

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Dana Moon Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute Illinois Arts Council  BCA General Operating Support FY23 $5,900
Shelby Henning Agriculture University of Illinois Variety Trial for Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Best Practices for Illinois Farmers $11,336
Brice Shake  Center for the Application of Information Technologies  DC Child and Family Services Agency DC Mandated Reporter Hosting/Suport FY23 $17,169
Dawn Schmitt WQPT Illinois Arts Council WQPT Operating Support FY23 $18,900
Maureen Bezold Health Science University of Illinois  Evaluating Shield Illinois: Promoting Inclusion and Access for at Risk and Underserved Populations $29,550
Krya Dean WIUM Illinois State Library WIUM/WIUW Radio Information Service FY23 $36,968
Dawn Schmitt WQPT Illinois Arts Council  WQPT-PRTV Basic Grant FY23 $42,390
Hector Maymi-Sugranes University Libraries U.S. Department of Education WIU Global Citizens: Illinois International Scholars Initiative $115,713
Sean Park Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs U.S. Department of Agriculture Using Cooperative Principles to Increase Equity in Rural Illinois $141,450
Winthrop Phippen Agriculture Illinois State University Interrogating Pennycress Natural and Induced Variation to Improve Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Oilseed Bioenergy Crop Resilience $155,329
Michael Maher Sociology & Anthropology Illinois Deparatment of Children and Family Services Test Construction, Scoring, Test Evaluations and Trainer/Course Evaluations-FY23 $179,669
Sean Park Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Cairo Community Food Access Program $183,609
Heather Hotz Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute Illinois Emergency Management Agency Preparedness and Response (FY23) $274,000

 

August 2022 Awards

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 Connie Shugart Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education  Illinois State Board of Education Illinois STARNET Northwest Region I and Central Region III - FY23 $978,500
 Lindsay Meeker Education  Illinois Department of Human Services  Provider Connections - FY23 $421,206 
 Christopher Merrett Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs Small Business Administration Promoting Small Business Startups, Sustainability, and Transition across the Region $400,000 
 Paul Sweet Center for the Application of Information Technologies  Illinois Community College Board  HSE Alternative Credential Project  $206,593
Denny Barr Education Illinois State Board of Education Rural Fresh Market Grocery Store Initiative $200,000
Sean Park Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs Small Business Administration Rural Residency Program $200,000
Kalib McGruder Public Safety  U.S. Department of Justice Small, Rural and Tribal Body-Worn Camera Program $19,900
Lindsay Meeker Education Illinois Network of Child Care & Referral Agencies Early Childhood PLA Assessment Pilot Project $10,000
Heather Norman WIUM_FM Illinois Arts Council WIUM-PRTV Basic Grant FY23 $9,420
 Margaret Taylor  Center for the Application of Information Technologies Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape, & Domestic Violence Arkansas Mandated Reporter HIS $8,280

 

July 2022 Awards

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Heather Hotz Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute Illinois Law
Enforcement Training & Standards Board
ILETSB-Administrative FY23 $1,000,000
Heather Hotz Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute Illinois Law
Enforcement Training & Standards Board
ILETSB-Programming FY23 $1,000,000
James Boyd Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity SBDC - CY22 (State) $90,000
Andrew Baker Agriculture Illinois State Board of Education Ag Ed-University-Budget Application FY23 $17,343