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

For more information, contact


Emperor Science Award

The Emperor Science Award is a competitive program that offers 10th and 11th grade students a chance to work with a mentoring scientist to explore the world of cancer research.

100 winning students from across the country with a passion for science will be paired with a university-level mentoring scientist to collaborate on an important cancer research project. Whether virtually or in a lab, students will be able to connect with their mentors to develop valuable research, organization and communication skills. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Emperor Science Award also provides an exceptional addition to a student’s educational resume, and can help prepare them for higher level research opportunities.

Student applicants will write a 750 word essay addressing a question provided in the instructions, and complete the application.

The award includes:

  • A unique virtual mentoring opportunity with an esteemed scientist and collaboration on a multi-week cancer research project.
  • Free Google Chromebook (value $250).
  • $1500 check to be used for expenses incurred during the research project and learning.


Deadline: Friday March 17th at 11:59 pm EST.

Eligibility:  Students enrolled in grades 10 and 11 for school year 2016-‐2017 in the United States and District of Columbia


For more information, please visit the website:




Architecture + Design Program Grants

New Grant Opportunity: NYSCA FY2018
Architecture + Design Program Grants
By Shellie Clark| February 15, 2017
A new grant opportunity is available: NYSCA FY2018 Architecture + Design Program Grants
Agency: NYS Council on the Arts
Purpose: Architecture + Design supports organizations and individuals that promote innovation and excellence in the design arts. NYSCA grants support the preservation and understanding of New York State’s architectural + design heritage, and encourage public understanding of design in New York State.
The program prioritizes the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, graphic, fashion, industrial and interior design. This NYSCA grant supports organizations to help them realize their artistic and cultural visions, and programs that deepen public appreciation and advance understanding of architecture and design.
Non-profit art, culture and heritage organizations that are inclusive and have artists and programmatic offerings that reflect New York State’s diversity of people, geography and artistic interests are supported and encouraged by NYSCA.

Eligibility: Not-For-Profit, Governmental Entity, Tribal Organization
Grant period: January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Application Due Date: March 21, 2017; 4pm EST
Funding Availability- General Operating Support $5000-$50,000 Project Support $2,500-$25,000 Independent Projects- up to $10,000

For additional information, please see the complete RFP:

If you have question or need assistance with your proposal, BRI is happy to help.


New Grant Opportunity: Removing Barriers to CTE Programs

A new grant opportunity is available: Removing Barriers to CTE Programs for English Language Learner’s and Students with Disabilities Grant Application

Agency: NYS Education Department

PurposeThis program seeks to help eliminate barriers faced by students with disabilities and English language/multilingual learners face as they work towards high school graduation in Career and Technical Education programs (CTE).

Applicants should identify specific barriers faced by these students in their CTE programs and suggest how partnering with other organizations will help overcome these barriers.  Costs associated with a plan of action should be one-time expenses.

Eligibility: Local Educational Agencies (LEA), BOCES (lead agencies) in partnership with institutions of higher education, community and business organizations

Grant period:  September 1, 2017- August 31, 2018

Application Due Date: March 2

Funding availability: $1 million is available statewide with awards of not more than $200,000 each.

For additional information, please see the complete RFP:

If you have question or need assistance with your proposal, BRI is happy to help.



Toshiba Provides Math & Science Grants for K-12

The Toshiba America Foundation welcomes grant requests from K-12 teachers who are striving to provide innovative math and science instruction.  They support applications for project-based learning by teachers for use in their own schools.

The program is split up into funding for grades K-5 and grades 6-12.  Grant requests for grades 6-12 that are $5,000 or less are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Requests of more than $5,000 for 6-12 are due February 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017.  Grant requests for grades K-5 are only accepted once per year and will be due again on October 1, 2017.

For more information and to apply online, visit their website.




NEA Arts Grants for Organizations

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has listed their submission deadlines for the 2017 Grants for Organizations.  They separate the funding into several sub-categories, including Art Works, Challenge America, Our Town, and Research: Art Works.  Two of these programs are still accepting submissions for the 2017 grant year.

Art Works is a matching funds program that supports projects and activities that make a difference in their field or community. This program has an initial submission deadline of February 7th, but they ask you to register by January 25.

The Challenge America program seeks to share the arts with underserved populations via a matching grant program. The first submission deadline is April 4, but they require registration by March 22.

For more details about eligibility and submission requirements, please visit their website.



Computer Science Education for K-12

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released information about their Computer Science for All (CS for All: RRP) program.

The program is focused on providing all US K-12 students an opportunity to participate in computer science and computational thinking. They seek to provide high school teachers with professional development and ongoing support to teach these courses. K-8 teachers would be assisted in obtaining the instructional materials and curriculum necessary to integrate computer science into their teaching.

They anticipate there will up to 19 awards and $20 million in grant funds available for this program.

The full proposal deadline is February 28, 2017. For more details, please visit their website.


NSF NanoTech Design Contest for High School Students

The National Science Foundation (NSF) unveils a design contest for High School Students called “Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes.”  The contest asks students to create a written essay, a 2-3 page comic strip, and a 90-second video to illustrate how to utilize nanotechnology to solve a societal issue.  The NSF provides reading and resources for students to draw inspiration, and asks students to dream of innovative ways to utilize emerging technology.

Winners are eligible for a cash prize of $750 up to $1500 for the first place winner.

Submissions are due by January 31, 2017. For more information on the contest and all eligibility and submission requirements, please visit the NSF website.