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Massachusetts Bay Community College


MassBay receives grants for Biology, Computer Science, Health Science and student development.

MassBay Grants



Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Grant — Department of Higher Education — $40,000

Grant supports providing free dual enrollment courses to approximately 100 students from Framingham, Natick and Keefe Regional high schools.


Cyber Security Talent Workforce Challenge Grant — Mass Technology Collaborative — $29,200 (sub-award)

STEMatch, a local 501C3, is the lead applicant. Grant increases the number of students in the Cyber Security certificate program and engages local cyber security companies in providing free products, training, and internships.


Equipment Grant — Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association — $14,425

Grant supports the purchase of A/C refrigerant recovery and recycling machines and tools for the Automotive Technology Center.


Hunger Relief Fund Grant — Foundation for MetroWest — $1,750

Grant supports purchase of food and general operations related to College’s Food Insecurity Initiative, during FY19.


Multicultural Mentoring Program — Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation — $20,000

Grant supports the activities of the Multicultural Mentoring Program, during FY19.


Performance Incentive Fund Grant (Consortium) — Department of Higher Education — $7,500 (subaward)

Grant supports the state’s 15 community colleges in promoting and increasing the use of Prior Learning Assessment.


Performance Incentive Fund Grant (Individual) — Department of Higher Education — $100,000

Grant supports the development of 3 co-requisite math courses, supports AIM initiative, and improves developmental math sequence.


Skills Capital Grant — Governor’s Workforce Skills Cabinet and Executive Office of Education — $494,438

Grant supports purchase of simulators and technology for the upgrading and expansion of a Certified Simulation Center and Nursing Skills Lab for the Health Sciences division.


STEM Mentor Program — MathWorks — $3,000

Grant supports activities of the STEM Mentor Program within the STEM division, during FY19.


STEM Mentor Program — Sanofi Genzyme — $43,000

Grant supports activities of the STEM Mentor Program within the STEM division, during FY19.


Technology Internship Program — Jacobs Foundation — $31,500

Grant pays tuition and fees of five Cyber Security students to enroll in a capstone course and provides them with paid internships during the course.


Title III Strengthening Institutions Program — US Department of Education — $2,226,781

Grant provides multi-year support for activities of the proposed, “Re-Imagining the Path to Student Success: Advancing the Whole Student at the Community College” project to improve students’ readiness, retention, completion and overall satisfaction.


Training Resources and Internship Networks (TRAIN) Grant — Department of Higher Education — $75,000

Planning grant for developing an implementable model to provide CompTIA + End User Support training to long-term unemployed, under-employed, and new adult workers seeking to reenter/enter the computer technology workforce. The program to be planned would include comprehensive wraparound support services, paid internships, and partnerships with regional companies and workforce groups.


Grants 2017


Automotive Equipment Grant
Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association

This grant allowed the College’s Automotive division to purchase a ConsuLab Air Conditioning System Trainer for instructing students in complex heating, ventilation, and air conditioning technologies. Utilizing the trainer, faculty simulated common and rare problems that occur in vehicles which students would troubleshoot, allowing them to gain valuable skills that are in demand within the industry. $11,870


Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

This grant supported partnerships with three regional schools: Framingham High School, Natick High School, and Keefe Regional Technical Schools, to provide their students with free college courses for which they earned both high school and college credits. Underrepresented students were able to get an early start on college, save money, and increase their readiness for the rigors of college-level academics. Students also received free books, transportation, and tutoring. $40,000


Competency-Based Pathways in Early Education and Care
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

This Performance Incentive Fund grant, in partnership with a consortium of seven community colleges, aimed to enhance faculty capacity to deliver high quality, early childhood competency-based education and provide increased access to competency-based early childhood content and pathways through course adaptation, availability of Open Educational Resources, new certificate development, and employer engagement. $6,249


Early College Preliminary Designation
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

The focus of this grant is to support planning among regional colleges and schools to develop a model for a sustainable, early college high school in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. Project partners included MassBay, Framingham State University, the MetroWest College Planning Center, Framingham Public Schools, and Milford Public Schools. $10,000


Single Parent Endowed Scholarship Grant
Gladys Brooks Foundation

This grant establishes an endowment to offer scholarships to students who are single parents. The College will be able to provide up to six students, annually, with financial support toward their degree completion. In addition, scholarship recipients will receive mentoring and guidance related to career opportunities and transfer to four-year colleges. $100,000


Skills Capital Grant Program
Massachusetts Workforce Skills Cabinet | Executive Office of Education

This grant allowed the College to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to upgrade its Cyber Security and Biotechnology laboratories within the STEM division. By learning on advanced, industry-aligned tools, students developed 21st century skills and increased their employability. $495,000


STEM Mentor Program
Sanofi Genzyme Corporation

Since 2015, Sanofi Genzyme has been a committed partner of our STEM Mentor Program, providing grants that help students increase their knowledge of diverse STEM career paths, obtain yearlong, one-to-one mentorships with STEM professionals, and participate in internships, workshops, and industry events. The College was able to increase interest among underrepresented students in pursuing STEM education and careers. $40,000


National Science Foundation

This is the second year of an Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) grant in partnership with Boston College’s School of Management and Lynch School of Education faculty to develop and provide activities and resources that promote the engagement and retention of STEM students from underrepresented communities. This grant supported paid internships, scholarships, mentoring, faculty professional development, and high school programming. $118,137


Bridges to Baccalaureate
National Institutes of Health

This is year two of this five-year grant (2016-2021) in collaboration with University of Massachusetts Boston to implement a 2- to 4-year degree pipeline in biomedical and behavioral concentrations among the institutions. This grant will allow the College to identify and recruit underrepresented students to participate in facilitated study groups, tutoring, summer research, and other activities that support their pursuit of associate and bachelor’s degrees. $50,143


Guided Pathways to Success in STEM (GPSTEM) Project
Massachusetts Community Colleges Consortium | United States Department of Labor

This fourth and final year of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) consortium grant, in collaboration with the state’s community college system, supported the development and refinement of STEM degree and certificate programs and services geared to dislocated and underemployed workers. In addition, College staff worked closely with the state’s workforce system and regional employers to place students into jobs. $739,737


iCREAT: A pathway to middle-skill positions through the Introduction to Coding, Robotics, Electronics, And Technology
National Science Foundation

This third and final year of the Advanced Technical Education grant focused on developing interdisciplinary courses for high school and community college students that would engage them in computer science, robotics, electronics, and mechanical engineering. MassBay faculty worked closely with Boston College researchers and the staffs of mentoring organizations to provide participants with college and career advisement. $891,414


Perkins IV Title I
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Our Perkins grant is focused on increasing the math performance and online course participation of students who pursue career technical education, such as business, computer science, nursing, and other programs that prepare them to enter the workforce. $87,502


STEM Starter Academy
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

This multi-year grant, currently in year four is part of a statewide initiative of Massachusetts’ community colleges to inform, engage, recruit, retain and graduate increased numbers of students through STEM Pathway programs. Its purpose is to provide them with guidance leading to STEM careers or further studies at the university level. Activities supported by this grant have provided MassBay students with mentoring, tutoring, internships, job fairs and assistance, and engagement with prominent speakers and industry, among various other services and resources. $1,282,934


Student Pathways Opening World Energy Resources (S-POWER)
National Science Foundation

This is year two of this five-year grant with Northeastern University and a consortium of two- and four-year colleges to provide scholarships to under represented students in engineering and energy studies. This grant will foster engagement and collaboration through faculty learning communities, student advising and mentoring, faculty-to-faculty mentoring, curriculum sharing, and the development of recruitment and retention strategies geared to specific groups. $24,651


Success Boston Coaching for Completion
The Boston Foundation

Providing alignment with the Boston Public Schools (BPS), the City of Boston, and various higher education institutions and community-based organizations within the state, this grant aims to double the number of BPS graduates who earn college degrees. Students who are BPS graduates are assigned a coach to help them navigate the challenges of higher education. $60,000