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Resource Capacity

Resource Capacity As of AUGUST 1, 2014

Resources to fund the Center are secured primarily through grants, foundations, donors, and contracts. At the same time CEDI will aggressively continue seeking external funding to conduct research and use its current resources to leverage additional funds. Total external funding for Center initiatives from 2004-present for the teaching, service and research efforts has attracted a total of 66 grants totaling $22 million in external funding from different federal, state, and foundation agencies.

Submitted Grants as of August 1, 2014

A total of 171 grant submissions to Federal, State, Local and Funding Agencies totaling 155 million dollars.


A total of 66 grants have been funded from Federal, State, Local and Funding Agencies totaling 22 million dollars.

Active grants as of August 1, 2014

Current Funding

Pending Grants as of August 1, 2014

Current Funding

Proposed Grants as of August 1, 2014

Current Funding

Summary of Grants as of August 1, 2014

Current Funding

SUMMARY of Center Director’s education, experience and Assignments 2004-2014


Talent and Pre-award / post-award


· Doctors of Business Administration (ABD as of February 24, 2014), University of Phoenix, to be awarded Dec. 2014.

· Masters of Business Administration (MBA), UT-Brownsville, 1998.

· Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA), UT-Brownsville, 1995.

· Associates of Arts Degree, Texas Southmost College, 1995.


State Licensed Director, State of Texas, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child-Care Licensing Division, 2008.

171 Number of Grants Submissions

A Total of 171 Grant Submissions to Federal, State, Local and Funding Agencies Totaling $151 million.

66 Number of Grants Funded

A Total of 66 or 38% Grants Funded from Federal, State, Local and Funding Agencies Totaling $22.4 million.

Note: An estimate of 780 Graduate Scholarships have been awarded through the 66 grants.

171 Number Grant Submissions by Funding Agency


o Department of Health and Human Services (2)

o Institutes of Education Sciences (11)

o National Institutes of Health (10)

o National Science Foundation (13)

o U.S. Department of Defense (1)

o U.S. Department of Education (25)

o U.S. Department of Justice (1)

o U.S. Department of Labor (1)


o Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (2)

o Texas Education Agency (21)

o Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (36)

o University of Texas Health Science Center (2)


o Brownsville Independent School District (4)

o City of Brownsville (2)

o Donna Independent School District (1)

o Workforce Solutions Cameron (8)


o Aetna Foundation (1)

o American College of Sports Medicine Foundation (1)

o American Educational Research Association (1)

o Arthur Vining David Foundations (1)

o AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation (1)

o Autism Speaks(4)

o BANSA (1)

o Center for the Study of Social Policy (1)

o Children's Learning Institute (1)

o Communities Foundation of Texas (1)

o Don Foshee Memorial Grant Application (1)

o Excelencia in Education (1)

o Greater Texas Foundation (3)

o Hogg Foundation for Mental Health (5)

o IRIS Center at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University (1)

o National Endowment for Humanities (1)

o National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (1)

o Special Olympics (1)

o The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (1)

o The Meadows Foundation (1)

o The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education (1)

o The Spencer Foundation (1)

o United Way (1)

o UTB/TSC Center for Civic Engagement (1)

o UTeach Institute/The Greater Texas Foundation (1)

o Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation (1)

25 School District Partnerships Secured

A Total of 25 School District Partnerships Secured:

o Brownsville ISD

o Donna ISD

o Edcouch-Elsa ISD

o Harlingen CISD

o IDEA Public Schools

o Jubilee Academic Center, Inc.

o La Feria ISD

o La Joya ISD

o Lasara ISD

o La Villa ISD

o Los Fresnos ISD

o Lyford CISD

o Mercedes ISD

o Monte Alto ISD

o Point Isabel ISD

o Progreso ISD

o Raymondville ISD

o Rio Hondo ISD

o San Benito CISD

o San Perlita ISD

o Santa Maria ISD

o Santa Rosa ISD

o South Texas ISD

o Spring Branch ISD

o Weslaco ISD

11 Community Partnerships Secured

A Total of 11 Community Partners Secured

o Brownsville Adult Literacy Council

o City of Brownsville

o Brownsville Children's Museum

o Brownsville Housing Authority

o Cameron and Willacy County Community Projects

o Gladys Porter Zoo

o Mexican American Engineers and Scientists, Inc.

o Tip of Texas Family Outreach

o United Way of Southern County

o University of Texas Health Science Center

o Workforce Solutions Cameron

88 Education and Content Faculty Collaborations

A Total of 80 Education and Content Faculty Collaborations.


Pre Award Assignments:

o Prepare grant proposal packet.

o Assist with securing external commitments.

o Review grant proposal packet for institutional and funding agency requirements and compliance.

o Collect demographic data and information.

o Write and/or proofread grant proposal.

o Assists with budget development and review proposal budget for accuracy.

o Obtain institutional approval prior to submission.

o Upload and submit proposals electronically to funding agency.

o Mail grant proposal packet to funding agency.

o Prepare award packet for account setup.

o Review funding announcement for accuracy.

o Coordinate training on grants/contracts processes and responsibilities.

o Assist Department Chair with project and budget over-sight responsibilities.

o Maintain copies of all communications with University.

Post Award Assignments:

o Provide financial management regarding personnel hires, budget expenditures, and ensure that all expenditures are directly related to the project or contract and necessary to meet project goals and objectives.

o Monitor any sub-recipients of project or contract to ensure that programmatically and financially the sub-recipient is meeting project goals and objectives while adhering to agency regulations.

o Obtain understanding of university personnel policies and procedures before hiring personnel assigned to the project or contract.

o Acknowledge requirements for cost sharing that were stated in the project or contract and ensure that requirements are met.

o Maintain timely and accurate time and effort reports and ensure that personnel paid through the project or contracts have performed at the level of effort stated.

o Disclose to Chair any conflict of interest that would affect project.

o Ensure that university policies for Intellectual Property, Human Subjects, Animal Care and Use, and Institutional Bio Safety are followed, if applicable.

o Submit all reports on a timely basis.

Other Assignments:

o Search grants opportunities.

o Participate in idea generation and proposal development session.

o Assist with budget preparation and proposal submission.

o Maintain records and provide reports of proposal and award activity.

o Provide individual assistance to Principal Investigator.

o Assist Principal Investigator in maintaining compliance with funding agencies and University guidelines.

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