Grant Opportunity: Economic Development Administration Public Works Program

EDA’s Public Works program helps distressed communities revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure, enabling communities to attract new industry; encourage business expansion; diversify local economies; and generate or retain long-term, private-sector jobs and investment through the acquisition or development of land and infrastructure improvements. Program investments help transition communities from distressed to competitive by developing key public infrastructure, such as technology-based facilities that utilize distance learning networks, smart rooms, and smart buildings; multitenant manufacturing and other facilities; business and industrial parks with fiber optic cable; and telecommunications and development facilities. EDA also invests in traditional public works projects, including water and sewer systems improvements, industrial parks, business incubator facilities, expansion of port and harbor facilities, skill-training facilities, and brownfields redevelopment.

Eligibility: Nonprofits, institutions of higher education, county governments, special district governments, city or township governments. See website for complete list.

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Deadline: There are no submission deadlines under this opportunity. Proposals and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the publication of a new EDAP FFO.

Brockport Research Institute (BRI) is available to help with writing a proposal or to serve as an external evaluator. If you have questions about this opportunity or BRI, please contact Sara Silverstone at or 585-703-5400 or visit


Teacher Grant Opportunity from Frontier

Grant: $1,000
Eligibility: School teachers and college professors.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

Teachers must submit either a 300-500 word essay or 1-2 minute video on the following prompt:
The Internet provides students a vast resource for research and learning. Yet navigating the beneficial and dangerous places online has been an ever-evolving battle. What have you as a teacher and your classes learned when it comes to cyber safety?

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If you have any further questions, please contact Jason Linton, Community Manager


US Department of Education: Title III Part A Programs – Strengthening Institutions

Purpose: To help eligible institutions become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen their academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability. Funds support planning, faculty development, and establishing endowment funds, along with administrative management, and the development and improvement of academic programs. Other projects include joint use of instructional facilities, construction and maintenance, and student service programs designed to improve academic success, including innovative, customized, instruction courses designed to help retain students and move them rapidly into core courses and through program completion, including remedial education and English language instruction.
Eligibility: Institutions of higher learning that have at least 50 percent of their degree students receiving need-based assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, or a substantial number of students receiving Pell Grants, and have low educational and general expenditures.
Funding: The average grant is awarded for a period of five years. The average annual amount is:
• $400,000 for individual development grants; and
• $600,000 for cooperative arrangement development grants.
Due Date: Deadline: April 17, 2017.
For additional information, please see the complete RFP:
Brockport Research Institute (BRI) is available to help with writing a proposal or to serve as an external evaluator. If you have questions about this opportunity or BRI, please contact Sara Silverstone at or 585-703-5400 or visit
BRI is a NYS Certified woman-owned business enterprise, which provides four key services: grant writing, project evaluation, professional learning, and project management. We have completed over 30 consulting projects to date for clients in higher education and K-12, non-profit organizations, and government agencies, mostly based in New York State. BRI is experienced with providing formative and summative program evaluation reports to the client for internal use, as well as supporting their required external reporting, including the U.S. Department of Education. BRI clients benefit from ongoing guidance and consultation in measurement of progress toward project goals and recommendations based on data findings. Our staff is highly talented in developing logic models and evaluation plans, creating and administering a range of data collection instruments, analyzing data, and preparing reports for multiple audiences.


NEEF Greening STEM Grant for K-12 Educators Request for Proposals

The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), with major funding support from Samsung, is offering a total of $12,000 in funding to educators in the New York City/northern New Jersey area and the Washington DC metro area for programs that support the integration of Greening STEM into place-based, hands-on learning experiences on a public land or waterway. Grants will range in size from $1,000 to $5,000 each.
Through these grants, NEEF will support educators who are leading the way in place-based, Greening STEM education on public lands and provide support for continued development and innovation within these programs.

Applicant must:
Teach K-12 students in an educational setting in the United States or eligible U.S. jurisdiction;
Be an employee of a school district or informal education institution; and
Anticipate a teaching assignment between April and December 2017.
Proposed programming must take place within the New York City/northern New Jersey area or the Washington DC/Baltimore metro area.
Previous grantees are eligible to apply for this grant.

Applications Open: February 14, 2017
Applications Due: March 14, 2017
Grant Period: April 24, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Final Report Due: January 31, 2017

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