New York State Education DepartmentNYSED has opened two grant competitions related to its My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, which is the state-level adoption of a federal challenge to improve outcomes for boys and young men of color.

Teacher Opportunity Corps

The Teacher Opportunity Corps program will fund institutions of higher education with $32.5k-$325k annually, for five years, to fund tuition and other expenses related to providing high-quality teacher preparation to historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

Family and Community Engagement

The Family and Community Engagement program will fund public school districts that meet certain academic performance and poverty criteria with up to $150k annually, for four years, to increase the academic achievement and college and career readiness of boys and young men of color by building respectful and trusting relationships between home, community, and school.

Interested in submitting?

The Grants Department at Via Evaluation would be happy to assist your organization with developing a high-quality program, and writing and submitting a competitive proposal. In addition, our Evaluation Department is highly qualified to work with you to complete these programs’ intensive evaluative requirements. The Family and Community Engagement Program, especially, will require significant data collection and analysis to report on the numerous required performance measures. Contact Holly Dickinson, Director of Grant Writing, at (716) 362-0627 or send an email, for a free consultation to discuss working together on either of these proposals.

More information

   My Brother’s Keeper (NYSED)