Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants

Grant Opportunity: The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has issued an announcement of funding opportunity for Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants. Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 is intended to improve student’s academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

The overarching purpose of this RFP is to encourage and support eligible districts and public charter schools to increase the capacity of local educational agencies (LEAs) to:

  1. Provide all students with access to well-rounded educational opportunities;
  2. Support safe and healthy students; and/or
  3. support the effective use of technology.

Eligibility: 

  • Individual New York State public school districts, or public charter schools that received Title I, Part A funds for the 2016-2017 fiscal year (2016-2017).  5 priority points will be awarded to applications that have a free and reduced lunch percentage of 60% or greater as indicated in the BEDS data for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Consortiums, as follows:
    • Eligible District-led consortiums comprised of Eligible Districts and/or Eligible Charter Schools as consortium members; or
    • Eligible Charter School-led consortiums comprised of Eligible Charter Schools and/or Eligible Districts as consortium members (note: a charter management organization cannot be a lead applicant or be a consortium member)

Funding:  There is $28,500,000 available state-wide for this 15-month project, beginning July 1, 2018.  The funding is capped at $250 per student.  E.g. a consortium of 8,000 students could be funded for $2,000,000.

Important Dates: 
  • Questions and answers summary will be posted by January 23, 2018
  • All applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 16, 2018
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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NYSED Liberty Partnerships Program

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED) anticipates a January release of their Liberty Partnerships Program.  This grant offers funding for collaborations between degree-granting institutions and secondary schools to improve drop-out rates for at-risk youth in grades K-12 by preparing students for college or careers.

New York State Institutes of Higher Education (IHE) are eligible to apply with a partner school. Partnerships may include additional schools, colleges, or community organizations.

The minimum award for previous program years was $200,000 for projects serving at least 160 students for a 5-year period.

For additional information, please see the previous program RFP: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/kiap/precoll/lpp/documents/Final_LPP_RFP_updated6-11-12.pdf

BRI can help you get a head start on your proposal now, and we will update our blog when the 2017 RFP is released.

 

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My Brother’s Keeper Challenge Grants

Seven million dollars are available through the recently released My Brother’s Keeper Challenge Grant from the New York State Education Department.

The program is “designed to encourage regions and school districts to develop and execute cradle-to-college strategies aimed at improving the life outcomes of boys and young men of color.”

Public school districts that have at least one identified Priority School as of July 1, 2016, are eligible to apply. Applicants must  submit specific plans on how they will address at least two of the following goals:

  • Enter school ready to learn;
  • Read at grade level by third grade;
  • Graduate from high school ready for college and career;
  • Complete post-secondary education or training;
  • Successfully enter the workforce; and
  • Reduce code of conduct violations and provide a second chance.

The project period for the program is from October 1 – August 31. Matching funds are required:

“A minimum 15 percent (%) match of approved grant is required. The matching requirements may be met through the institution’s own resources, private sources, other non-state government sources, and/or in-kind services. “

The application due date is September 15, 2016. The full application and further details can be found at THIS LINK.

BRI can help with your application process. Contact us at info@brockportresearchinstitute.com or (585) 703-5400.

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