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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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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Newburgh Enlarged City School District receives CCLC Grant

BRI congratulates the Newburgh Enlarged City School District for their successful 21st Century Community Learning Center proposal!

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 the Newburgh Enlarged City School District for this program!  For more information on the 21st Century Community Learning Center Proposal, see our overview here.

Brockport Research Institute provides project evaluation for 3 other CCLC Grants, including Sodus School District, Ithaca School District and Eugenio María de Hostos Charter School.
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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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NSF INCLUDES Seeks to Broaden STEM Diversity

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers funding through their Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science – also know as NSF INCLUDES.  They seek bold and innovative approaches to solving the complex issues of equity and inclusion in all aspects of the field of STEM education and careers.

The long-term goal of NSF INCLUDES is to support innovative models, networks, partnerships, technical capabilities and research that will enable the U.S. science and engineering workforce to thrive by ensuring that traditionally underrepresented and underserved groups are represented in percentages comparable to their representation in the U.S. population.

Institutes of higher education, school districts, and non-profit organizations are all eligible for NSF INCLUDES.

Preliminary proposals are due February 14, 2017 and the full proposal deadline is May 16, 2017.  For more information on the program and for details on how to apply, visit the NSF INCLUDES website.

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Opportunity for Grade 6-9 Life Science Teachers

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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.

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$10,000 Afterschool Literacy Award – Webinar Today

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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.

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21 Century Community Learning Centers Grants

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The New York State Education Department has released the new 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant application. The purpose of this grant is to provide academic enrichment to help students at high-needs schools meet the New York State academic standards.

Eligible applicants include Local Education Agencies, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), public or private Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs), not-for-profit and for-profit organizations or agencies.

“To be eligible for this grant, at least 2/3 of the students an applicant is proposing to serve must attend

  1. schools eligible for schoolwide programs under Title I, Section 1114 of the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the families of these students, or 
  2. schools with at least 40 percent of students eligible for free or reduced priced lunch; and the families of these students.”

Click HERE for a complete list of eligible schools.

You can find the application HERE.

Due Date/Time is : 11/14/2016 12:00 PM

Mandatory NOI is due: 10/31/16.

NYS CCLC funds are from 21st Century Community Learning Centers, a federally-funded program which supports the creation of community learning centers for students, particularly those who attend high poverty and low-performing schools, and their families. You can also learn more about NYS CCLC by clicking here.

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Smart Transfer Early College High School Program – (ECHS)

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NY State Grants Gateway has sent notice that NYSED will release a new RFP for the Smart Transfer Early College High School (ECHS) Program on January 1, 2017. This is an anticipated release date and is not confirmed. 

Smart Transfer Early College High School (ECHS) Program (information from 2011 announcement/RFP)

Purpose: Through the Smart Scholars Early College High School Program, institutions of higher education (IHEs) partner with public school districts to create early college high schools that provide students with the opportunity and preparation to accelerate the completion of their high school studies while earning college credits at the same time.

Eligibility: All public schools, charter schools and BOCES in New York State and their eligible public, independent or proprietary IHE partners in New York State.

Funding:  $300,000 to $500,000 over 3 years.

Brockport Research Institute is ready to help you get a head start on your grant application.  Contact us to get started today!

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