Farash Grant: 2018 Arts and Culture Gift Program is Open

Grant Opportunity: 2018 Arts and Culture Gift Program: Recognizing Our Creative Community.  This program focuses on institutions that have as their primary objective the promotion of the arts and/or culture through the expression, teaching, or application of human creative skills and imagination, typically in audio, visual, or performance medium.


Eligibility:
all 501c3 Arts and Cultural organizations in Monroe and Ontario counties.

Important Dates: 
  • Due Date:  February 27, 2018
  • Award Date: April 25, 2018
For more information: Visit the Foundation website www.farashfoundation.org.
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the application process as well as throughout the evaluation process.  Click here for more information about our grant services.  
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Environmental Education Local Grant Program

Grant Opportunity: The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Grants Program is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase k-12 and  public awareness and knowledge about environmental and conservation issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment. 


Eligibility:
This grant is for Region 2, which covers the states (and, in some regions, territories) of New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (NJ, NY ,PR, VI).


Grant Amount: 
$50,000 – $100,000
Important Dates: 
  • Due Date:  March 15, 2018, 11:59 p.m
For more information: Please visit the The Great Lakes Ecosystem Education Exchange website 
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the application process as well as throughout the evaluation process.  Click here for more information about our grant services.  

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Professional Development: Thinking Critically About Poverty and the Poor

Registration is now open for Thinking Critically About Poverty and the Poor.  Poverty plays a critical role in the lives of many of our students. The purpose of this interactive course is for participants to examine their views and assumptions about poverty through the lens of the Federal government poverty guidelines, the nine- county Finger Lakes regional report on poverty, and work done on the common myths of poverty. This class is instructed by Dr. Jeff Linn, Chair and Professor of Educational Administration, SUNY College at Brockport.
Date: March 13, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM -3:30 PM
Location: The Conference Center at WFL BOCES, Newark, NYMyLearningPlan
Audience:  PK-12 Educators
Cost: $127.00 per person for WFL BOCES districts who purchase the core. $165 for all others.

Registration is now live through . Click here to register.

Please register by February 27, 2018.
To view the flyer with full program details, click here.
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Professional Development: Developing Standards-based Units with the Understanding by Design (UbD) Unit Planning Template

Registration is now open for Developing Standards-based Units with the Understanding by Design (UbD) Unit Planning Template.  The UbD Unit Planning process developed by Wiggens and McTighe aids educators in developing units, lessons and assessments that are aligned with national, state and local education standards. This series will introduce the UbD 2.0 Unit Planning Template and then guide teachers through the creation of their first unit. Educators will then engage in a process of peer-review, revision, differentiating to meet diverse student needs, unit implementation and a final reflection.  This class is instructed by Dr. Peter Kalenda, Visiting Professor of Elementary and Secondary Education, SUNY College at Brockport.

Date(s): February 6 & 27, 2018
Time: 8:30-11:30 AM
Location: The Conference Center at WFL BOCES, Newark, NY
Audience:  PK-12 Educators
Cost: $127.00 per person for WFL BOCES districts who purchase the core. $165 for all others.
 Registration is now live through MyLearningPlan.  Click here to register

Please register by January 29, 2018

To view the flyer with full program details, click here.
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WIOA Grant

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title II and Welfare Education Program Funding

Grant Opportunity: The purpose of this Request For Proposal (RFP) is to provide adult education and literacy services to assist out-of-school youth and adults to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and economic self-sufficiency, and assist these individuals in the completion of a secondary school education.  There are four types of competition: 1) Adult Basic Education and Literacy Services, 2) Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE), 3) Corrections Education and Other Institutionalized Education Programs and 4) Literacy Zones.

Eligibility:

  • A public school district or BOCES
  • a not-for-profit community-based organization or faith based organization 
  • a volunteer literacy organization
  • an institution of higher education including a two- and four-year college, Educational Opportunity Center, SUNY or CUNY Research Foundation
  • a public housing authority
  • library or library system
  • a non–profit organization not described above which has the ability to provide adult education and literacy activities to eligible adults
  • a consortium of such organizations described above
  • a partnership between an employer and an entity described above where the non-profit is the fiscal agent.
Grant Amount: $38,299,003 WIOA Title 2 and $1,843,000 WEP, for a total of $40,142,003 annually.  Size of the awards varies by type.  Applicants should submit budget requests for costs that are reasonable and necessary to effectively implement their proposed projects. 
Important Dates: 
  • Questions and Answers Summary will be posted to the ACCES website no later than 1/24/18
  • Due Date:  4/11/18
For more information: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/aepp/rfp-gc18-016-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-title-ii-and-welfare-education-program
 
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the application process as well as throughout the evaluation process.  Click here for more information about our grant services.  

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Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants

Grant Opportunity: The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has issued an announcement of funding opportunity for Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants. Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 is intended to improve student’s academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

The overarching purpose of this RFP is to encourage and support eligible districts and public charter schools to increase the capacity of local educational agencies (LEAs) to:

  1. Provide all students with access to well-rounded educational opportunities;
  2. Support safe and healthy students; and/or
  3. support the effective use of technology.

Eligibility: 

  • Individual New York State public school districts, or public charter schools that received Title I, Part A funds for the 2016-2017 fiscal year (2016-2017).  5 priority points will be awarded to applications that have a free and reduced lunch percentage of 60% or greater as indicated in the BEDS data for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Consortiums, as follows:
    • Eligible District-led consortiums comprised of Eligible Districts and/or Eligible Charter Schools as consortium members; or
    • Eligible Charter School-led consortiums comprised of Eligible Charter Schools and/or Eligible Districts as consortium members (note: a charter management organization cannot be a lead applicant or be a consortium member)

Funding:  There is $28,500,000 available state-wide for this 15-month project, beginning July 1, 2018.  The funding is capped at $250 per student.  E.g. a consortium of 8,000 students could be funded for $2,000,000.

Important Dates: 
  • Questions and answers summary will be posted by January 23, 2018
  • All applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 16, 2018
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the application process as well as throughout the evaluation process.  Click here for more information about our grant services.
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Middle School OST Grants Available

 
The New York Life Foundation invests in middle school out–of–school time (OST) programs to help economically disadvantaged eighth graders enter ninth grade on time. The Foundation is seeking applicants for its Aim High grants to support afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle schoolers. Aim High will provide $2.25M over three years to programs serving disadvantaged youth.  This grant is being offered in conjunction with the Afterschool Alliance, a leading advocate for afterschool programs.  The Alliance works with government officials across local, state, and national levels in order to improve access to affordable, high–quality afterschool programs.
 
3 grant categories are available, $100,000 over two years, $50,000 over two years, and a $15,000 one-year grant.  A websinar will be offered in January.  Deadlines are looming, so please be aware of deadlines.
 
Important Dates: 
  • Webinar:  January 11, 2018 at 2 pm
  • Due Date:  January 26, 2018
  • Award Date: May 2018
For more information: please visit the After School Alliance Website and see the request for proposal here
 
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the application process as well as throughout the evaluation process.  Click here for more information about our grant services.  
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ECHS Grants Available – deadline soon

NYSED is expanding its Early College High School Program by offering a grant opportunity that is for Multi-District Consortia. The purpose of this grant is to increase high school graduation and postsecondary degree completion rates, and increase the number of college graduates pursuing careers in computer science fields, especially among historically underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged students.  This is goal is achieved by developing Early College High School (ECHS) Partnerships within New York State.

Applications will be accepted from consortia of public schools districts, or public school districts and BOCES, in partnership with one or more institutes of higher education. All NYS counties are eligible.  The timeline on this grant application is very short, please take note of important dates listed below.  

Important Dates: 
  • Date of issue:  12/18/2017
  • Submit questions to ECHSRFP@nysed.gov by 12/27/17.
  • Q&A to post 1/3/18.
  • Due Date:  1/12/17
  • Grant term: 3/15/18-8/31/22
For more information: See the full RFP here
 
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the application process as well as throughout the evaluation process.  Click here for more information about our grant services.  
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BRI’s Behavior Research Published

 

 

Brockport Research Institute is pleased to share a new publication by NYSERDA that features an update on one of our projects.  NYSERDA’s behavior research pilots use science-based strategies to overcome cognitive barriers to clean energy adoption and behavior change and support the Reforming the Energy Vision Program (REV).

Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) is Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s comprehensive energy strategy for New York. REV helps consumers make more informed energy choices, develop new energy products and services, and protect the environment while creating new jobs and economic opportunity throughout the State.

6 pilots are featured in this study.  The third pilot featured, “Influencing condo/co-op boards in NYC to upgrade common area lighting to LED lighting” (page 6 in study),  was completed by BRI.  Click here to see the full publication.

 

 

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Anticipated Grant Opportunities

 

 

Looking for new grant opportunities?  Get ahead of the game and discuss with your leadership team now whether you want to pursue these grants when they are announced!  Give yourself time to plan ahead and line up necessary support for your grant application, so your team will be ready.

There are several anticipated new grants from the New York State Education Department, further details will be published as we have them:

2018-2023 Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English to Speakers of Other Languages (CR-ITI-BE/ESOL).  The anticipated release date was 10/2/17 but as of this posting, further information has not yet been released.

Mentor Teacher Internship Program (MTIP).  Anticipated release date is 11/1/17.

Teacher Opportunity Corp (TOC).  Anticipated release date is 11/1/17.

Teacher Leader Quality Partnerships (TLQP) (Educational Leadership Program Enhancement).  Anticipated release date is 1/2/18.

Teacher Leader Quality Partnerships (TLQP) (In-Service PD Program).   Anticipated release date is 1/2/18.

Is your district interested in applying for these grants and in need of a grant writer or project evaluator?  Check out BRI’s services in these areas.  To see a current list of grants being administered through NYSED, visit the grant page at NYSED.

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