Prekindergarten Grants Coming Soon

Grant applications for Prekindergarten for Three Year Old Students in High Need School Districts will be released on June 15, 2016. Funds are available for non-profit schools and will be released through the State Education Department.

For more information click HERE to visit the New York State Grants Gateway.




Investing in Innovation Grants

Investing in Innovation Scale -up” and “Validation” grants from the US Department of Education are now available!

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Program description: The Investing in Innovation Fund, established under section 14007 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), provides funding to support (1) local educational agencies (LEAs) and (2) nonprofit organizations in partnership with (a) one or more LEAs or (b) a consortium of schools. The purpose of this program is to provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates.

These grants will (1) allow eligible entities to expand and develop innovative practices that can serve as models of best practices, (2) allow eligible entities to work in partnership with the private sector and the philanthropic community, and (3) identify and document best practices that can be shared and taken to scale based on demonstrated success.”

Eligibility: Local Educational Agencies and a partnership between a nonprofit organization and (1) one or more LEAs or (2) a consortium of schools. Very competitive, only 2-3 validation awards will be given and up to 2 scale-up awards

Funds Available: Bewteen $12 and $20 million, 3-5 years of funding

LOI Due: June 6, 2016

Application Due: July 15th, 2016

For More Information click HERE.

Need help with your application?  Contact BRI for help. Click HERE.



The Farash Foundation Arts and Culture Gift Program

The Farash Foundation has created a grant to recognize the creativity in your community.

The program is open to all 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations in Monroe and Ontario County New York.  They wish to recognize those who make art and those who curate culture, and wish to enhance the lives of people at every socioeconomic level.  Groups can apply to win an annual gift which is part of their three-year, $1.2 million giving program.

Apply soon! The deadline for applications is Tuesday, May 24th.farash_logo

Visit their website for details.



Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Applications for the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program are due September 6, 2016. Universities and colleges (both 4 year and community) are asked to apply. This grant will assist your program in encouraging science, math, and engineering students and professionals to become K-12 teachers:

“The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers. The program invites creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective K-12 STEM teachers, especially in high-need local educational agencies. The program offers four tracks: Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track, Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships Track, Track 3: The NSFMaster Teaching Fellowships Track, and Track 4: Noyce Research Track. In addition,Capacity Building proposals are accepted from proposers intending to develop a future Track 1, 2, or 3 proposal.”

At this time $56,530,000 is available for 53-66 award winners. For details click HERE.

Contact BRI to help with your application!

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Important Grant Opportunity from Office of Children & Family Services

In January 2016 Gov. Cuomo initiated the New York Empire Corps to help address issues of poverty, hunger, and homelessness across the state. Funds from this initiative will be used to help establish new AmeriCorps opportunities that will address and ameliorate these issues.

“The Commission is pleased to request applications for funding to establish and administer these new AmeriCorps program(s), and anticipates awarding grants totaling approximately $1.53 million to applicants selected for funding.”

Applicants must be seeking to help directly address poverty in their organization and/or improve educational opportunities for impoverished children.

Please click HERE for the full RFP.  Hurry, as the application is due June 6th. For help with the application contact BRI HERE.

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Teacher Quality Partnership Grant Program

The US Department of Education will soon release program information and applications for the 2016 Teacher Quality Partnership Program. This program is designed to enhance the quality of teachers in the United States.

“The Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) Grant Program aims to increase student achievement by improving the quality of new prospective teachers by enhancing the preparation of prospective teachers and the professional development activities for current teachers; holding teacher preparation programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) accountable for preparing highly qualified teachers; and recruiting effective individuals, including minorities and individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force.”

Schools, education consortiums, and teacher organizations are encouraged to read the current available information and prepare for the imminent release of the FY 2016 application. Click through for full details.

Contact BRI for help with your application.

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New Grant Opportunity!

The New York State Education Department is releasing a new 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant application this fall and a new round of CCLC grantees will be awarded with a start date of 7/1/17. Eligible applicants may include Local Education Agencies, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), public or private Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), not-for-profit and for-profit organizations or agencies.

21st Century Community Learning Centers is a federally-funded program which supports the creation of community learning centers that operate programs for students, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools, and their families.  By providing tutoring and other academic enrichment activities along with a broad array of youth development opportunities that complement their regular academic programs, these centers help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as English language arts and math. In addition, literacy and other educational services are offered to families of students participating in the program.

If you are interested in applying for a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant or would like more information, contact BRI at