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New!! Quality of Life Grant is now $15,000.00 Priority Issues for 2018

Quality of Life Faculty Community-Based Applied Research Grants are awarded for proposals which fall under one or more of the following 6 categories: Autism; Criminal Justice; Children and Families; Adult General; Elderly Services; and Foster Care. Within these 6 categories are several top priority issues indicated by our community partners and/or obtained via countywide reports, which are currently significantly impacting Broward, Dade and Palm Beach County residents. See below for QOL's 2018 Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties priority issues:

  • Obesity
  • Affordable House
  • Elderly Services
  • Access to Health & Human Services
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Delinquency Prevention & Diversion
  • Unemployment
  • Mental Health
  • Maternal Health & Infant Mortality
  • Veterans Reintegration
  • School Class Size
  • Autism
  • Transition Skills/Programming
  • Family Strengthening
  • Proposals submitted to the Children and Families category are selected based on funding priorities identified by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County.
  • Children's Services Council Funding Goals
  • Proposals submitted to the Foster Care category are selected based on the funding priority identified by ChildNet.
  • Broward Sheriff's Office Funding Priority

Criminal Justice: Broward Sheriff's Office, Priority Issues

* Diverting youth from the criminal justice system 
* Reducing gun violence/violent crime 
* Programs that assist the homeless/mentally ill
* Crime prevention 

Project REACH: Recreation, Engagement, Access, Community & Health for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Becon Sensor & Telerehabilitation to Access & Imporve use of Devices for visual functioning (BeST-AID)

Caribbean Diaspora Health Nutrition Outreach Project

Expansion of an After-School Program to Increase the STEM Interest & Awareness of Sixth-Grade Females in a Title I Middle School

More News & Events

A low income should not be a determining factor for student success. But, all too often, children who fall into this category also fall through the educational system’s cracks. With this in mind, a determined group of faculty members, students, and volunteers from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Psychology are working to help improve academic and socialization outcomes for low-income youth...Read more

NSU's School of Humanities and Social Sciences/Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution Professor Neil Katz and doctoral student Linda Flynn have authored the lead article in a recent issue of Conflict Resolution Quarterly (Vol. 30, No. 4, Summer 2013) a leading journal in the academic conflict resolution field. The Katz-Flynn article on "Understanding Conflict Management Systems and Strategies in the Workplace: A Pilot Study" was a result of research conducted within Broward County organizations and funded by an NSU Quality of Life grant. Community Partners: United Way of Broward County; Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward Economic Alliance.

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