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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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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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.

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NEA Global Learning Fellowship Accepting Applications

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The NEA Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2018 Global Learning Fellowship program.  This program offers educators 12 months of support in building global competence skills and creating lesson plans.  The fellowship also includes nine days of travel in the summer for international field study.

All active NEA members who are current K-12 classroom teachers are eligible to apply.

Deadline to apply is February 28, 2017.  For more details and to apply for the fellowship, 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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Health Workforce Retraining Program Success

We are pleased to announce that the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership (GVEP) was just awarded two Health Workforce Retraining Program/Initiative Grants from the New York State Department of Health.

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The Genesee Valley Educational Partnership will use the funds to support the Rochester Area and Western New York. They plan to use the grant funding to train entry-level health care workers for higher-skilled and higher paying jobs.  Their plans also include making emergency grant funds available to LPN students experiencing financial hardship and to make updates to their training facilities in order to maximize student learning with emerging medical technologies.  The GVEP will be helping to alleviate the health care worker shortage being felt all across New York State.

Brockport Research Institute was proud to assist the GVEP with their grant application and will be providing professional development as a part of their grant program. Congratulations!

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$500,000 in Matching Grants Available From Parks & Trails New York

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Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) has partnered with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) to bring a second round of competitive grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Program.

This grant program offers up to $500,000 in matching grants to official Friends Organizations of New York State trails or historic sites. The grants are to be used to enhance preservation and stewardship, increase sustainability, and promote tourism.

To read more about eligibility and the program requirements, visit their website.

The deadline for completed applications is December 2, 2016. Award announcements are expected to be made in March 2017.

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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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AT&T Offers $1,000 Teacher Grants for Technology

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AT&T Internet Service is offering teachers and professors $1,000 scholarships to spend on classroom technology.   Educators are asked to submit a 300-450 word essay or a 1-2 minute video explaining how they and their students use internet-connected technology in the classroom.

The program is open to professors at 2-year or 4-year institutes of higher education and also K-12 teachers.

The application deadline is February 3, 2017. For more details on the grant program, visit their website.

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