Two new grants available from NYSED!



There are two new grants being offered from the New York State Education Department:

Due Date: 11/15/2017
Due Date: 11/22/2017
BRI offers grant writing assistance as well as external evaluation services.
We are a certified MWBE and can help you meet your MWBE goals as an External Evaluator or Provider of Professional Development.

Grant Opportunity: The Farash Foundation Possibility Grant

Grant: The Farash Foundation Possibility Grants address the need for funding for smaller 501(c) (3) organizations whose social entrepreneurial projects face limited funding opportunities. The grant supports social entrepreneurial projects that demonstrate fiscal responsibility while changing social needs, creating jobs, and generally helping people in challenging situations. Non-profit organizations can apply for a 1-year grant to support a range of projects, such as purchasing equipment, facility repair, short-term pilot programs, bridge funding until a known revenue stream begins, or skill development training for staff. Indirect costs that are integral to the infrastructure of the organization and necessary to ensure a viable organization, with a maximum of 15% of the grant request, may be considered for funding. This could include rent, utilities, wages for administrative staff, office supplies, telephone service, and equipment. Please read the RFP before applying.

Eligibility: 501 (c) (3) organizations based in Monroe or Ontario counties of New York State.

Amount: $5,000-25,000

Dates: Opens August 2, 2017   Due Date: August 23, 2017   Award Date: October 25, 2017


For program/content information: Isobel Goldman at 585-218 9855 x 1802 or



Grant Opportunity: Exemplary School Models and Practices (ESMP), A New York State My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Grant Opportunity: Exemplary School Models and Practices (ESMP), A New York State My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

Anticipated Release Date: August 8, 2017

Purpose: The purpose of the ESMP grant is to close the achievement gap and increase academic achievement and college and career readiness (CCR) of students in urban school districts, with an emphasis on boys and young men of color. Grants are awarded to districts that will develop and/or expand exemplary high quality college and career readiness school models, programs and practices that demonstrate cultural and linguistic responsiveness, and emphasize the needs of boys and young men of color.

Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the application process for the Exemplary School Models and Practices grant.


NAIKU Teacher Team School Grant

The NAIKU Teacher Team School Grant combines professional development and next-gen classroom assessment software to provide the information and tools required for learner-centric assessment in a team environment.
Award Details
• 30 Teacher Team School Grant awards will be granted
• Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis through September 30, 2017
• Awards include professional development and campus subscription to Naiku next generation assessment software valid from time of award through June 30, 2018
• Teacher teams that wish to use learner-centric common assessments to inform instruction and/or personalize learning for all students are encouraged to apply
For more information, click here.


Congratulations NSF NOYCE winners!

BRI congratulates Le Moyne and Hood Colleges on their successful NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program proposals! The NOYCE program provides funding for talented STEM professionals to become K-12 math or science teachers.
BRI is proud to partner with Le Moyne and Hood Colleges on these exceptional programs!

The deadline for 2017 NSF NOYCE proposals is August 29. Ask how BRI can help!


Congratulations 21st Century Community Learning Center winners!

BRI congratulates the Ithaca and Sodus Central School Districts on their successful 21st Century Community Learning Center proposals!
The 21st CCLC program provides funding for community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly in high-poverty and low-performing schools, to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects such as reading, math and science.
BRI is proud to partner with Ithaca and Sodus on these exceptional programs!


Brockport Research Institute is now a New York State Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Sponsor.

New York State regulations require the successful completion of 100 clock hours of acceptable CTLE for registered holders of professional classroom teaching certificates, educational leadership certificates, or Level III teaching assistant certificates if they practice in a NYS school district or BOCES. Acceptable CTLE must be taken from an approved sponsor.

Brockport Research Institute utilizes a network of experienced educators to provide customized professional learning to meet your organization’s needs.
Ask how we can help!

More information on requirements and exemptions can be found at


Grant Opportunity: NYS Connect Kids to Parks Grant Program

The Connect Kids to Parks grant program will refund up to $1000 of field trip costs for visits to a New York State Park, Nature Center, or Historic Site (Parks), or a Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Center, fish hatchery, or selected DEC sites. Grants are available on a first come, first served basis. Grants refund field trip costs including transportation, program fees, entry fees, and/or pavilion fees. Schools, youth bureaus, or afterschool programs pay for services and are reimbursed after the trip.
Field trip locations covered under the program include:
• New York State parks, nature centers or historic sites
• Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Centers, or Fish Hatcheries
• Montezuma Audubon Center
• The Center for Nature Interpretation in the Adirondacks
• Adirondack Loj
• Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center
• Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
Eligibility: Public schools and village, town, and county youth bureaus in districts with a Title 1 school (preK-12 and school clubs,) Advantage After School Programs, 21st CCLCs.
Timeline: 2017-2018 applications available July 1, 2017.
For more information, visit the program Website:



The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards to support early-career faculty with the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in their department or organization. Activities of early-career faculty should build toward a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

Early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations- Institutions of Higher Learning, and Non-profit organizations.

Amount- $400,000-500,000 for the 5-year duration.

Applications Due: July 19-21, 2017 (BIO, CISE, HER July 19, ENG July 20, GEO, MPS, SBE July 21.)

For more information, visit

Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance throughout the application process.


Grant Opportunity: Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council

Round 7 of the New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) is now open for projects seeking support from up to $800 million of available funding via dozens of State agency programs. The CFA is the entry point for access to economic development funding in NYS.
Due Date: Applications accepted until July 28th at 4:00pm.
May 25, 2017: Next Public Meeting for the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council
The Finger Lakes Region’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative plan consists of three industry clusters, or pillars, that will act as the core drivers of job and output growth: Optics, Photonics, and Imaging; Agriculture and Food Production; and Next Generation Manufacturing and Technology.
For more information, visit:
or download the guidebook here
Brockport Research Institute can provide assistance through the CFA Application process for funding from the Finger Lakes Economic Development Council.