Engagement Incentive Grants for 2009
In this newsletter, we are pleased to highlight the Engagement Incentive Grants funded by the Center for Engagement and Community Development during 2009. In the spring, we funded three projects focused on preserving and strengthening rural grocery stores.
This fall, we funded projects focusing on education, public health and preserving rural culture. Since CECD was established in 2006, we have funded 31 projects designed to build collaborative campus teams, support the development of campus/community partnerships and assist Kansas communities and communities worldwide to address significant social and political issues.
Our incentive grants have involved faculty from every college on campus as well as the Division of Continuing Education and Kansas State University Research and Extension. The issues tackled through these grant projects have been wide-ranging including: promoting the arts and humanities, economic development, improving public health, increasing science education, enhancing civic engagement and promoting cultural understanding.
Additionally, the seed funding provided by CECD is returning about $2.1 on every dollar invested. It is clear that K-State is engaged with citizens and communities in numerous ways and that the Engagement Incentive Grants are a small, but important element of K-State's engagement mission.