Newly Awarded Grants – Advancement, Communications and External Relations

The Grants and Partnerships Office is pleased to announce Bronx Community College has been awarded the following grants:

A $1,190,090 grant from the New York State Education Department under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. This continued funding makes it possible for BCC to provide essential career and technical education-related programs and services to better prepare our students for employment upon graduation.

A $200,000 grant from the New York City Council in support of the College’s Adult Basic Education and Training Program. The program’s Director, Blanche Kellawon, expects to allocate the grant funds toward upgrading equipment to enhance classroom instruction, providing advanced CPR training for ESL students and updating the program’s facilities to better serve students.

A $100,000 grant from the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation in continued support of the Petrie Student Emergency Grant Fund, which provides BCC students with emergency aid for short-term financial crises, including, but not limited to: temporary loss of income, medical/dental emergencies, loss of childcare and homelessness or sudden loss of housing.

A $100,000 grant from the Pinkerton Foundation in support of Future Now. The funds will assist Future Now students with existing academic probations, allowing them to continue in school and complete their graduation requirements.

A $75,000 grant in support of nursing scholarships from the Louis and Rachel Rudin Foundation. The Rudin Foundation is a longtime funder of the College and their continued support plays an integral in helping BCC nursing students remain in school and on the path to graduation.

A $1,500 “Vision” Planning grant from Humanities-NY, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, in support of planning an art and community event on campus this fall. The grant will underwrite a call for and juried selection of artists across a broad range of media to re-envision fame and public commemoration at BCC’s Hall of Fame for Great Americans.

These grants will allow us to further our goal of building a community of excellence.

Eddy Bayardelle
Vice President
Advancement, Communications and External Relations