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.

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





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



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.






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.


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.


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.”


Applications are due December 18, 2016.

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



Applications Available: Prekindergarten for Three-Year Old Students in High-Need School Districts

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New York State school districts are invited to apply for Prekindergarten for Three-Year Olds in High Needs Districts (3pk).  The exact schools eligible to apply are listed at the NYSED site. Click here to see if your school is eligible. 



Grant Purpose: “The purpose of the Prekindergarten for Three-Year Old Students in High Need School Districts is to increase the availability of high quality prekindergarten placements for high need children and schools within New York State.”

Grant Timeline: “Initial period: July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. Grantees will have the opportunity to renew funding on an annual basis for the following school year and thereafter subject to the achievement of performance targets and the annual appropriation of funds in the State budget for this purpose. The project period for subsequent awards will be one year from July 1st through June 30th.”

Funding: Up to $22 million to fund grants for the 2016-2017 school year

Deadlines:  Mandatory Letter of Intent is due by July 20th. Full application materials are due August 17th, 2016.

For complete RFP and further details please visit the NYSED website by clicking here.

Need help with your application?  Contact BRI HERE.


Grant Available to Improve Undergraduate STEM Education

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a opportunity for colleges to enhance undergraduate STEM education with the NSF program “Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR). Funding is available with two program tracks – Engaged Student Learning and Institutional and Community Transformation.  The grant provides a means for colleges to bolster student diversity and overall participation in STEM programs, improve or change curriculums to prepare students to join the evolving STEM workforce, and improve overall student STEM learning outcomes.

Proposal deadline is November 2, 2016.

If you’d like help applying for this grant, please contact Brockport Research Institute.


Self-Advocacy Leadership Academy

A new grant application is available from the The New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. One grant winner will receive up to $300,000 ($100,000 per year for three years) to establish a Self-Advocacy Leadership Academy in New York State for people over 21 years old with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

From the NYS website: “Research and input from self-advocates and family members of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have all made clear that there is a need and desire for an educational and training program for self-advocates across New York State to build and develop more advanced leadership skills. The aim of this DDPC initiative is to fund the establishment of a Self-Advocacy Leadership Academy to provide the opportunity for self-advocates to participate in a training program that will enhance their leadership capacity and ability to take on leadership positions in advocacy organizations and efforts.”

Deadlines for Letter-of-Intent Submission & Proposal Submission

  • Letter of Intent Due Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
  • Proposal Due Date: Friday, July 22, 2016

The RFP and important contact information can be found HERE.

Need help with your application?  Contact BRI HERE.

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