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Grants & Awards

Center for Community Research and Engagement has received funding from many different sources, including federal and state agencies, foundations, and non-profit organizations. Most of all of these are partnership projects.

Some of the community organizations and agencies we have collaborated with include: Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Cambridge College, The Career Center of Lowell, Center for Immigrant History, City of Lawrence Planning, Coalition for a Better Acre, Community Teamwork Inc., Family Service Inc., Lao Mutual Family Association, Lawrence Community Works, Lawrence Heritage State Park, Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell Housing Authority, Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell Police Department, Lowell Public Schools, Lowell Telecommunications Corp., Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership, Middlesex Community College, The Revolving Museum, and UTEC. 

University partners include Center for Industrial Competitiveness, Center for Women and Work, College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Francis College of Engineering, Kennedy College of Sciences, Graduate School of Education, College of Health Sciences, Labor Extension Program, Office of Admissions, Office of Residential Life, Student Financial Services, and Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs, and others.

Dates Title Funding Agency
2014-2015 City of Lawrence Distressed Properties City of Lawrence
2014 LCHC CED Evaluation Lowell Community Health Center
2014 JCRJD Eval Technical Assistance Juveniel Court Restoriative Justice Diversion
2013-2016 Lowell Lead Paint Program City of Lowell
2013-2016 Grtr Lowell Merr Valley Lead Program City of Lowell
2013-2015 Best Practices in Board Divesrity UMass President's Office
2013-2015 CFIRE Research Partner Lowell Police Dept
2013-2014 Lowell Ex-Offender Reentry Implementation Research Partner Lowell Police Dept
2013 Lowell Public Health Needs Assessment Lowell General Hospital
2012-2014 Harvard School of Public Health
2012-2014 Rebirth of the Asthma Coalition Parker Foundation
2012-2013 Ex-Offender Reentry Strategic Planning Lowell Police Dept
2012-2013 MVSBC Data Collection Tools Community Teamwork Inc.
2012-2013 JOLI-LIFE Evaluation Community Teamwork Inc.
2012-2014 Substance Use and Prevention Taskforce Evaluation Lowell Community Health Center
2012-2014 Healthy Teens Healthy Relationships Evaluation Lowell Community Health Center
2013-2016 Healthy Homes for Elders US Housing and Urban Development
2011-2014 Improving Children's Health US Housing and Urban Development
2011-2014 Lowell Shannon CSI Local Action Research Partner Executive Office of Public Safety & Security
2010-2013 LINK: Lowell Internet, Networking and Knowledge U.S. Department of Commerce
2009-2012 Healthy Homes for All US Housing and Urban Development
2009-2011 Bridging the Promise Learn and Serve America
2009 Financial Literacy Sovereign Bank
2009 Anti-Bullying Evaluation Alternative House
2009 GAIN SS Differences in Outcomes Study Child and Family Service NH
2008 Summer Learning Loss Working Group Nellie Mae Education Foundation
2008   Summer Learning Pilots Evaluation
Collecting Data on Elusive Immigrant Health
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
National Institute of Occupational Health
2007-2010 The Science of Small Things National Science Foundation
2006-2008 AMIGOS Mentoring Program Evaluation Family Service, Inc.
2005-2011 GEAR UP Math Partnerships US Department of Education
2005-2007 Careers through College The Career Center of Lowell
2005-2007 Sustainable Building Development Parker Foundation
2005-2006 Career Center and WIB Needs Assessment The Career Center of Lowell
2004-2009 Partnerships for College Success Nellie Mae Education Foundation
2004-2007 Community Problem Solving Environmental Protection Agency
2004-2006 Healthy Homes Demonstration Grant for Innovations in Reaching Diverse Groups Housing and Urban Development
2004-2005 21st Century Community Learning Centers Lowell Public Schools
2004 Diversity Training Lowell Police Department
2003-2008 Mujeres en Accion Evaluation  Family Service, Inc.
2003-2007 Research Ethics in Environmental Health Syracuse University
2001-2004 New Directions Housing and Urban Development
2001-2003 Project Splash National Science Foundation
2001-2002 Confronting the Housing Crisis in Lowell Parker Foundation
2000-2003 Research Ethics in Environmental Health Syracuse University
2000-2001 Celebrating Diverse Traditions of Community Preservation  MA Executive Office of Environmental Affairs