Opportunity for Grade 6-9 Life Science Teachers


Biological Science Curriculum Studies (BSCS) is offering Life Science teachers in grades 6-9 a chance to field test their latest curriculum. In exchange for implementing a 10-week online course, teachers will receive a $2,000 stipend.

The curriculum seeks to provide support in teaching body systems to students with an emphasis on critical thinking. Topics include the respiratory system, digestive system, cardiovascular system, and components of a cell.

Priority will be given to teachers who work with economically disadvantaged students, English language learners, or students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

The deadline to apply for the program is December 2, 2016. To learn more and to apply, visit their website.


Health Workforce Retraining Program Success

We are pleased to announce that the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (GVEP) was just awarded two Health Workforce Retraining Program/Initiative Grants from the New York State Department of Health.


The Genesee Valley Educational Partnership will use the funds to support the Rochester Area and Western New York. They plan to use the grant funding to train entry-level health care workers for higher-skilled and higher paying jobs.  Their plans also include making emergency grant funds available to LPN students experiencing financial hardship and to make updates to their training facilities in order to maximize student learning with emerging medical technologies.  The GVEP will be helping to alleviate the health care worker shortage being felt all across New York State.

Brockport Research Institute was proud to assist the GVEP with their grant application and will be providing professional development as a part of their grant program. Congratulations!


$500,000 in Matching Grants Available From Parks & Trails New York


Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has partnered with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) to bring a second round of competitive grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Program.

This grant program offers up to $500,000 in matching grants to official Friends Organizations of New York State trails or historic sites. The grants are to be used to enhance preservation and stewardship, increase sustainability, and promote tourism.

To read more about eligibility and the program requirements, visit their website.

The deadline for completed applications is December 2, 2016. Award announcements are expected to be made in March 2017.


$10,000 Afterschool Literacy Award – Webinar Today

The Afterschool Alliance and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation have partnered to bring their Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award program.

The Afterschool Alliance and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are once again looking for outstanding afterschool programs that have demonstrated excellence providing literacy support to help improve students’ reading, writing and critical thinking skills. This year, the award focuses on afterschool programs that have demonstrated excellence providing literacy support to English language learner students.


Winners will receive $10,000 for their afterschool program. Eligible afterschool programs must have a strong literacy component and also provide programming to English language learners.

On November 10th, they will be hosting a webinar providing helpful tips for filling out the nomination form and giving a review of previous award years.  Visit the Afterschool Alliance website to join the webinar at 1pm EST.

The submission deadline is December 16, 2016.  Visit their website to learn more and to enter.


AT&T Offers $1,000 Teacher Grants for Technology


AT&T Internet Service is offering teachers and professors $1,000 scholarships to spend on classroom technology.   Educators are asked to submit a 300-450 word essay or a 1-2 minute video explaining how they and their students use internet-connected technology in the classroom.

The program is open to professors at 2-year or 4-year institutes of higher education and also K-12 teachers.

The application deadline is February 3, 2017. For more details on the grant program, visit their website.


NYSED Liberty Partnerships Program


The New York State Education Department (NYSED) anticipates a January release of their Liberty Partnerships Program.  This grant offers funding for collaborations between degree-granting institutions and secondary schools to improve drop-out rates for at-risk youth in grades K-12 by preparing students for college or careers.

New York State Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) are eligible to apply with a partner school. Partnerships may include additional schools, colleges, or community organizations.

The minimum award for previous program years was $200,000 for projects serving at least 160 students for a 5-year period.

For additional information, please see the previous program RFP: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/kiap/precoll/lpp/documents/Final_LPP_RFP_updated6-11-12.pdf

BRI can help you get a head start on your proposal now, and we will update our blog when the 2017 RFP is released.