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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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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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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Try our new Professional Development Classes this October

Brockport Research Institute has an extensive catalog of Professional Development courses to suit a variety of PD needs.  See our 2017-2018 Course Catalog here.  This month, we are offering 2 different classes – Evaluating Educational Initiatives and Grants 101:  An Introduction to Grant Writing

Grants 101: An Introduction to Grant Writing
Course Description: 
BRI President and CEO Dr. Sara Silverstone will provide an overview of the grant writing process for educational, government, and not-for-profit organizations. From identifying government, corporate and private funding opportunities that best match an organization’s needs to drafting a compelling, data-based narrative, “Grants 101” will help new grant writers to understand the funding process, create a competitive proposal, and communicate with program managers and private funders before, during, and after the funding process.  Please register online or call the Business & Social Sciences Division at 585-428-8130.
Date:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time:  10:00am – 11:30am
Location:  Central – Kate Gleason Auditorium, Central Library
Cost:  FREE
Intended Audience:  School District Office Leaders, School Site Leaders, Program Directors, Grant Professionals

 

Evaluating Educational Initiatives
Course Description:
Data-driven decision-making requires the systematic collection and analysis of valid data, which is what program evaluation is all about. During this session, Brockport Research Institute President, Dr. Sara Silverstone and Director of Evaluations, Tracy Herman, will provide an overview of program evaluation, including the importance of defining the evaluation questions/purposes, identifying data collection tools to measure the data necessary to answer those questions, and the process of data collection, analysis, and reporting. Attendees will then participate in a facilitated discussion on how to apply evaluation approaches to monitoring the implementation and outcomes of behavioral and curricular initiatives such as PBIS/RTI, Character Education or next generation NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards. Attendees will gain knowledge in the fundamentals of program evaluation as well as the application of evaluation approaches to assess and improve educational initiatives.
Date​: Friday, October 20, 2017
Time​: 8:00-11:00
8:00AM – 8:30AM – Breakfast & Registration
8:30AM – 11:00AM – Presentation
Location​: Genesee Valley Boces, Leroy, Room E
Cost:  $15.00 (includes breakfast)
Intended Audience:  School District Office Leaders, School Site Leaders, Program Directors, Grant Professionals

 

 

 

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The After School Advantage (ASA) Program

IGT is a world wide innovator in the gaming industry. Their community giving program is currently offering funding through their The After School Advantage (ASA) Program.

The program aims to bridge the “Digital Divide” for children from disadvantaged backgrounds who do not have access to computers at home.

“Its goal is to address the needs of underprivileged/at-risk children ages five to 18 with a meaningful, yet fun, learning experience during the critical after-school hours in a safe environment. It does this by providing qualifying non-profit community agencies and public schools with digital learning centers. Each digital learning center is unique in its design and specific to an organization’s custom needs.”

Funds from this program have been used to build over 270 computer labs around the world.

If your organization is a non-profit 501(C)(3) community agency or public school, you may be eligible to apply for the program.  Click HERE for further info and contact BRI for help with your application.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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Congratulations to the Geneseo Migrant Center!

We are pleased to announce that the Geneseo Migrant Center was just awarded a two-million dollar High School Equivalency grant (H.E.P.) from the U. S Department of Education

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The Geneseo Migrant Center is a division of the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership and provides a variety of services to migrant farm workers in the area:

“The Geneseo Migrant Center provides a variety of services and opportunities for migrant farm workers and their families on a regional, statewide, and national basis to encourage and assist them in achieving their full potential.”

Funding from the H.E.P grant will allow them to extend their services to migrant students and family members working towards a High School Equivalency Diploma from New York State.

Brockport Research Institute was  proud to assist the Geneseo Migrant Center with their grant application. We will continue to work with the Center as outside evaluators for their H.E.P. program.

 

 

 

 

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Connect Kids to Parks

New York Title-1 K-12 schools are now eligible for grants that will help connect students to nature by funding trips to local state parks. Up to $750 can be reimbursed for field trip expenses. Expenses can include bus costs, tolls, and entry fees.

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New York state parks offer the public:

  • Trained educational staff
  • 21 parks with environmental education staff
  • 20 historic sites with historic interpretation staff
  • Broad experience in leading field trips. As a leader in school programming in New York State, State Parks lead programs to over 220,000 students in 2015
  • Hands on programs for students in grades K-12 on New York State History, conserving New York’s environmental resources, and outdoor physical fitness
  • Standards based programming in Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Technology, Arts, and Physical Education

Applications are available now, so hurry!  Need help?  Contact BRI for assistance.  Click HERE for a direct link to the application.

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Teach Earth Opportunities for Teachers

Are you an ambitious and dedicated teacher who wants real life experience to share with your students?  If so, this opportunity from Earthwatch is for you:

“Teach Earth is built upon the principle that every individual can contribute to a sustainable planet, regardless of scientific background or skill. Each year, we select talented teachers from all subject areas to work side by side with world-class scientists on field research expeditions around the world.”

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Applications are due December 18, 2016.

You can find more information and the full application by clicking HERE.

 

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