College Tour Reimbursement Program Funds Available

High School students often receive enticing brochures from colleges advertising opportunities far from home. College tours and campus visits can present travel expenses that some families cannot afford. Reimbursement funds are still available from New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) via their College Access Challenge Grant Program.  Qualified non-profit organizations can apply for pre-approval to receive funds to help reimburse costs for travel and related tour expenses. To learn more about the this HESC grant program and take advantage of this opportunity, visit their website here.



Literacy Design Collaborative RFP Available

Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) is an instructional design system created to help educators enhance literary skills among K-12th grade children. The tools provided by the LDC system allows students to improve success in all content areas including social studies, science, English language, and career and technology education.


The Research Foundation of the State University of New York is offering grants up to $5,000  to ten schools, districts, or BOCES so they can  participate in the LDC. The money is intended to fund: “travel to attend LDC workshops; cover the costs of substitutes for teachers attending LDC workshops; host LDC workshop and training sessions in your schools, BOCES, or region; and/or to develop customized curriculum guides for adapting the LDC tools that can be shared with interested colleagues.”

To apply please email  Kristine Newson, Project Management Associate in the Office of the Education Pipeline at Your proposal should include:

  • Name of your school, district, or BOCES
  • Name and contact information for teachers or school leaders who will be serving as project leads •
  • Why are you interested in the LDC? What specific goals will be addressed through adapting LDC tools in your school, district, or BOCES?
  • Please describe your approach to rolling out the LDC tools. What are your plans for implementation? Guidance can be found on the LDC Website at
  • How many teachers or coaches from you school, district, or BOCES do you anticipate using the LDC tools? In what grades and disciplines?
  •  A detailed budget that includes the amount of funding you are requesting and describes how you would plan to use the award.

For help with your application feel free to contact BRI.


BRI helps local schools earn Learning Technology Grants!

In March, BRI was able to help Batavia Middle School (GV BOCES) and Groton Junior/Senior High(TST BOCES)  earn  grants from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Learning Technology competitive grant program. This program offers professional development opportunities to help improve student performance through integration of learning technologies in classrooms and school media centers.  Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 5.01.16 PM

To learn more about the types of grants that NYSED has awarded, read here.

If your school could benefit from a technology grant like this, contact Brockport Research Institute! We have many upcoming grant opportunities available, and we’d be pleased to help you start the application process.


EPA opens their Education Grants program for 2016

italian-landscape-mountains-nature The EPA is looking for locally focused EE projects that increase public awareness about environmental issues. They hope that projects will help develop environmental stewardship and reach out to and inform responsible citizens in local communities.  Up to $2.7 million in grant funding is available!   Proposals are due by April 8th – so hurry!

Click here for more information on EPA Environmental Grants.



Grant Available: Carol M. White Physical Education Program

Applications  for the Carol M. White Physical Education (PEP) Program are due on May 20th.

The Department of Education is offering up to 15 grants ranging from $200,000- $800,000 each.

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“Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting their state’s standards for physical education. Projects must be designed to help students meet its State’s physical education standards by undertaking instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition and at least one of the following physical fitness activities.”


Act soon to take advantage of the unique opportunity. Click HERE for the full RFP and instructions.

Contact BRI if you need help with your application.