Awarded Projects for February 2023

Congratulations to Mary Bratsch-Hines for her award from the Childcare Resources of Indian River; Herman Knopf for his awards from the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties and Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County; Paige Pullen and Philip Poekert for their awards from the School District of Hillsborough County and Monroe County School District; Joni Splett, Lee Purvis, Erica McCray, Sondra Smith, Hannah Bayne, Sara Jean-Philippe, and Mercedes Machado for their award from the U.S. Department of Education/OESE; and Wanli Xing, Wei Li, Swarup Bhunia, and Sandip Ray for their U.S. Department of Education flow through award from Florida International University.

College of Education
Awarded Projects February 2023
Principal Investigator: Mary Bratsch-Hines (Lastinger Center)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Childcare Resources of Indian River
Project Title: Indian River Childcare Resources
Project Period: 1/1/2023 – 6/20/2024
Award Amount: $175,656
Principal Investigator: Herman Knopf (AZCEECS)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Early Learning Coalition of Pasco & Hernando Counties
Project Title:  Early Learning Coalition of Pasco Hernando Community Needs Assessment
Project Period: 1/25/2023 – 6/30/2023
Award Amount: $96,877
Principal Investigator:  Herman Knopf (AZCEECS)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County
Project Title: Study of Enrollment Success for ELC Pinellas Early Care and Education System
Project Period: 2/15/2023 – 6/30/2023
Award Amount: $46,631
Principal Investigator: Paige Pullen (Lastinger Center)
Co-PI: Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center)
Funding Agency: School District of Hillsborough County
Project Title:  Hillsborough High-Impact Reading Initiative
Project Period: 1/31/2023 – 8/2/2024
Award Amount: $1,400,000
Principal Investigator: Paige Pullen (Lastinger Center)
Co-PI: Philip Poekert (Lastinger Center)
Funding Agency: Monroe County School District
Project Title: Monroe High-Impact Reading Initiative
Project Period: 10/1/2022 – 9/30/2024
Award Amount: $200,000
Principal Investigator: Joni Splett (SESPECS)
Co-PI: Lee Purvis (SESPECS); Erica McCray (Dean’s Area); Sondra Smith (SHDOSE); Hannah Bayne (SHDOSE); Sara Jean-Philippe (SHDOSE); and Mercedes Machado (SHDOSE)
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education/OESE
Project Title: Gator Connect: Connecting in Gator Nation for the Mental Well-Being of Children, Families, and Schools
Project Period: 1/1/2023 – 12/31/2027
Award Amount: $4,810,067
Principal Investigator: Wanli Xing (STL)
Co-PI: Wei Li (SHDOSE); Swarup Bhunia (Electrical and Computer Engineering); Sandip Ray (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Funding Agency: Florida International University (Subcontract – U.S. Dept. of Ed. Flow Through)
Project Title: Project HaHa: Low-Cost Hands-on Hardware Security Education
Project Period: 1/19/2023 – 8/31/2023
Award Amount: $289,168