July 15, 2015

New York State Education Department (NYSED)The NYS Education Department (NYSED) has two grant opportunities available to meet school districts’ needs for technology and pre-K.

The Learning Technology Grant (LTG), due on 9/18/15, is a 3-year grant intended to help public school districts and BOCES improve academic performance by integrating instructional technology into classrooms and libraries. School districts can apply for up to $50,000 annually for each participating school, to purchase technology and provide professional development.

The Expanded Pre-Kindergarten for Three- and Four-Year Old Students in High-Need School Districts (Expanded Pre-K) grant will provide funding to eligible public school districts (based on Needs Resource Index or other calculations – see RFP) to establish or expand pre-K programs. Funding varies and is based on each district’s Universal Pre-K allocation from the state. The project period is one year, but grantees have the option to renew funding annually per the achievement of performance targets. Applicants are required to submit a Notice of Intent by 7/20/15. Full proposals are due on 8/11/15.

Both of these grant programs include required evaluation components, which must be described in the proposals. Via Evaluation is an expert in writing and evaluating state and federal education grants. To learn how Via Evaluation can assist you with preparing your proposals, contact Gary Ciurczak at (716) 362-0627 or email us here.

More information can be found here.