Recent Grant Awards

Cupola atop a building on the Molloy University campus

Molloy University Federal Awards

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

HRSA Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals grant ($1,166,668: 2021-2025; Dr. Laura Kestemberg, Project Director) funded through the American Rescue Plan Act. C5: Changing Communities through Compassionate Counseling Children and Youth Program, will increase the number of well-trained practitioners in our Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, expand partnerships with healthcare providers to serve vulnerable children and transitional-age youth in high-need, high-demand communities; provide $10,000 internship stipends to 70 graduate students and offer professional development for CMHC students as well as students in our Family Psychiatric- Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program. Molloy University: Clinical Mental Health Counseling   

HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program
 ($1,076,591: 2006-2022; Dr. Marcia Gardner, Dean) aims to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by offering loans to students enrolled in advanced education nursing degree programs who are committed to becoming nurse faculty. In exchange for full-time post-graduation employment as nurse faculty, the program authorizes the cancelation of up to 85% of any such loan. Molloy University: Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing and Health Sciences 

National Endowment for the Arts

NEA Research Grants in the Arts award ($90,000: 2021-2025; Dr. John Carpente, Principal Investigator) funding The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy's research study, Improving Neurological Functioning in Autistic Children through Music. Molloy University: The Rebecca Center

National Science Foundation 

NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program ($1,450,000: 2018-2023; Dr. Audrey Cohan, Principal Investigator) funding for Noyce Ambassadors Program providing significant scholarship support for juniors and seniors to produce 18 certified secondary teachers in math, biology, and earth science, some bilingual, to work in high-needs schools. Molloy University: Noyce Ambassadors
 ($650,000: 2018-2023; Dr. Maureen Sanz, Principal Investigator) support for ASPIRE which provides 4-year scholarships to 20 talented students with financial need to study biology or earth and environmental sciences, graduate in these disciplines, pursue graduate studies and/or entrance into STEM workforce. Molloy University: School of Arts and Sciences

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site ($350,745: 2021-2024; Dr. Isabelle Barriere, Principal Investigator) - Intersection of Linguistics, Language & Culture grant co-funded with Air Force Office of Scientific Research ASSURE program preparing Communication Sciences and Disorders' students to become accomplished researchers and practitioners in language sciences equipped with STEM-based knowledge and skills to work with minoritized languages and populations. Molloy University: Communication Sciences and Disorders  

NSF International Research Experience for Students (IRES) grant ($206,728: 2020-2022; Dr. Isabelle Barriere, Principal Investigator) for Experimental Linguistics in the Caribbean: Examining the nature, processing, and acquisition of Haitian Creole; under auspices of Communication Sciences and Disorders, funded by both the international and linguistic sections of NSF. Molloy University: Communication Sciences and Disorders

NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grant ($190,596: 2019-2022; Dr. Jodi Evans, Principal Investigator) to acquire and maintain a Zeiss Axio Observer 7 microscopy system, a vital part of research projects including molecular genetics, immunology, molecular biology, cell cycle biology, cellular physiology, developmental biology, and environmental science. Second MRI grant; first award ($121,768: 2016-2019) was to purchase a multi-mode microplate detection system for the multidisciplinary research track. Molloy University: School of Arts and Sciences

NSF ILLC Conference Grant ($58,364: 2021-2023; Dr. Isabelle Barriere, Principal Investigator) to showcase research in speech-language and communication sciences on diverse languages and cultures by high school and undergraduate students in the U.S. and beyond and support the first peer-reviewed publications devoted to research in language sciences conducted by undergraduate students. Molloy University: Communication Sciences and Disorders    

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant - SVOG ($792,868: 2021-2022; Angelo Fraboni, Artistic Director) is funding Madison Theatre to help offset financial losses due to the pandemic and assist in the theatre's reopening fall 2021. Molloy University: Madison Theatre

U.S. Department of Education

USDOE Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I, II, III) has provided $7,163,905 for student emergency aid, $9,524,584 to offset institutional costs and $767,322 strengthening institutions support. Town of Hempstead has also granted $2,000,000 from their coronavirus aid fund. Molloy University: Emergency Relief

USDOE - TRIO Student Support Services ($1,397,205: 2020-2025; Lisa Zanders, Project Director) funded at Molloy since 2001; TRIO assists 160 students annually who are low-income, first generation, or have a documented disability in the completion of a baccalaureate degree by providing tutoring, writing services, assistance in course selection, academic counsel, financial literacy, assistance in completing financial aid applications and applications for entrance to graduate school or successful employment. Molloy University: TRIO    

U.S. Department of Justice: Office on Violence Against Women

USDOJ-OVW Grant to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus ($300,000: 2021-2024; Kelly Guerriero, Project Coordinator); a multidisciplinary approach with a Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) of internal and external partners. Molloy University: Gender-Based Violence and Prevention 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – Campus Suicide

Garret Less Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention ($306,000: 2022-2025; Theresa Evans, Project Coordinator/Dr. Talita Ferrara, SPCC Director); under the auspices of the Student Personal Counseling Center (SPCC), this initiative will pursue a comprehensive public health approach, utilizing evidence-based practices, to address suicide ideation and mental and substance use disorders on campus. Molloy University: SAMHSA 

New York State Awards

New York State Education Department

NYSED ACCES - VR ($670,800: 2018-2022) funding for tuition assistance, fees, books, and other college-related expenses to assist students with disabilities with full access and accommodations.   

NYSED Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English to Speakers of Other Languages - CR-ITI-BE/ESOL ($550,000: 2018-2023; Dr. Carrie McDermott, Project Director) in partnership with 10 Long Island school districts providing 100 teachers professional learning opportunities leading to either TESOL certification or the bilingual extension to meet the needs of the steadily growing populations of multilingual learners (MLLs) throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. This is Molloy's second CR-ITI multi-year award. Molloy University: CR-ITI-BE/ESOL

NYSED Collegiate Science and Technology Entrance Program - CSTEP ($1,200,000: 2021-2025; Dr. Mary Kusenda, Principal Investigator); second round of multi-year funding for this initiative designed to foster academic excellence for 167 underrepresented or economically disadvantaged, full-time college students annually and increase numbers of students interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields or licensed professions. Molloy University: School of Arts and Sciences   

NYSED State Aid for High Needs Nursing ($1,350,965: 2008-2022) funding to support recruitment and retention of undergraduate nursing students to address the nursing shortage. Molloy University: Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing and Health Sciences   

NYSED Students with Disabilities for Postsecondary Success ($9,843: 2022; Cari Rose-Tomo, Director of the Center for Access and Disability); NYSED-SWDPS funded a two-week pilot program to assist students with disabilities transitioning to college in the summer of 2022 to a cohort of six neurodivergent high school juniors and seniors with capacity to meet Molloy admission criteria. There is indication funding will continue next year.

Empire State Economic Development Fund Program

Healthcare Workforce Skills Development Labs ($250,000: 2022) was selected for Empire State Development funding through the NYS Consolidated Funding Application process which supports regional economic growth. This capital award will provide partial funding for new nursing simulation labs at our recently leased facility in Amityville.


NYS Energy Research and Development Authority ($2,395,248: 2015-2022; Neal Lewis, Esq., Executive Director) for Long Island Green Homes working in partnership with contract organizations to promote home energy audits and home energy performance upgrades to Long Island homeowners.  

NYSERDA/Cameron Engineering ($169,782: 2016-2023) - Molloy subcontract under Cameron Engineering for Clean Energy Communities providing outreach and technical assistance to encourage and help local governments on Long Island take specific High Impact Actions that have been identified by NYSERDA to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, lower government energy bills, and foster a green economy in the region. Molloy University: Sustainability Institute

New York State Water Resource Institute

NYS WRI ($20,000: 2021-2022; Dr. Elizabeth Suter, Principal Investigator) for a research project entitled, Development of a rapid, user-friendly bacterial health monitoring tool to assist urban oyster restoration. This project is being made possible with funding from the NYS Water Resources Institute at Cornell University and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program, with support from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund. Molloy University: School of Arts and Sciences

Humanities New York

HNY Action Grant ($5,000: 2021-2023; Dr. Max Renner, Project Director) funding for Digital Humanities' virtual Martin Luther King (vMLK) Project, re-creation of MLK's "Fill Up the Jails" speech, of which no known recording, inviting audiences to experience the public address in a virtually redesigned architectural model of the original sanctuary. Molloy University: Digital Humanities and New Media

New York State Council on the Arts

New York State Council on the Arts ($25,000: 2022; Angelo Fraboni, Artistic Director) Madison Theatre was awarded a NYSCA Support for Organizations grant to address pandemic challenges and support DEI in programming and productions, educating and expanding theatre audiences, and demonstrating commitment to diverse hiring within writing and creative teams along with casting for upcoming productions.

Foundation Awards

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

MCHF Regional Grant ($1,000,000: 2021; $750,000: 2022; $2,500,000: 2023; Angela Malone, Project Director) In 2023, MCHF is supporting expansion to four projects under the umbrella of the Molloy University Center for Health Equity: Pillar One – Community Outreach, Screening, and Education – Through the mobile clinic, the multidisciplinary team (nursing, speech-language pathology, education, clinical mental health counseling, social work and music therapy), continues to provide free health and wellness services to Long Island communities with low rates of insurance coverage and healthcare utilization. Pillar Two – Person-Centered Continuum of Community Care – Multidisciplinary care for community members identified in outreach work, as well as those referred by local nonprofits who need further and/or ongoing intervention but are unable to secure care with traditional service providers. Pillar Three – Professional Development and Community Capacity Building – Offering capacity building opportunities by tapping into expertise from the School of Business and other faculty enhancing skills and expertise of area professionals and nonprofit organizations in providing need-based services and programs to underserved populations. Pillar Four – Collaborative Community Approach to Healthcare Workforce Development – Partnering with local healthcare systems, this healthcare workforce development initiative will promote education, job opportunity, job growth, and career satisfaction in health-related fields and address health disparities. Scholarship support is available under each pillar. Molloy University: Community Care Mobile Clinic

Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation

Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation ($1,500,000: 2018-2022; Neal Lewis, Esq., Program Director) grant to implement an innovative approach to historical research, Long Island: How Did We Get Here?  Utilizing Ed.D. "Gardiner" doctoral fellows, lessons of Long Island's past are explored to infuse historical relevance into significant public policy initiatives and debates on Long Island today, as part of the workshop curriculum for The Energeia Partnership and shared through varied platforms to encourage community education and public discourse. 

National Grid Foundation

NGF ($385,000: 2011-2022; Lou Cino, Dean) provides $30,000 annual scholarship support for Long Island and New York City middle and high school teachers to participate in Teaching Green Institutes, a credit-based summer institute focused on sustainability of natural resources and environmental protection. Molloy University: NGF Teaching Green;  Continuing Education 

Rauch Foundation

Rauch Foundation ($114,000: 2021-2024; Neal Lewis, Esq., Curriculum Director) continued funding to subsidize 2-year tuition costs in The Energeia Partnership for at least 15 participants (five per class for three incoming classes) from the nonprofit or government sectors, or the equivalent amount in a combination of full scholarships and half-tuition remissions. Molloy University: The Energeia Partnership

Gershow Recycling

Gershow Recycling ($25,000: 2021-2023; Dayna White, Facilitator) is the current sponsor of our Energeia for Teens program supported by foundations and corporations since 2011. This is a regional community-service learning program offering leadership skills and civic engagement opportunities to Long Island high school students. Molloy University: Energeia for Teens

New York Community Bank Foundation

New York Community Bank Foundation ($5,000: 2021; $5,000: 2022; Gioia Bales, Dean) grant to provide stipend support for two undergraduate students from the School of Business to serve as marketing interns for nonprofit organizations. NYCBF is a long-time supporter of Molloy University. Molloy University: School of Business 

Interfaith Youth Core

IFYC has provided several mini grants to Molloy for initiatives that address faith and culture. ($4,000: 2018 Healing the Heart of Democracy; $1,000: 2021 Defining Moments – Documentary & Dialogue; $1,000: 2022 Racial Equity and Interfaith Cooperation Award; $4,000 2022 Faith & Health Campus grant; $5,000 Faithfully Forward Implementation Grant. Molloy University: Community Building        


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