Grants

School Improvement Grant 1003(g)

This grant is for Title I Priority Schools. Its goal is to improve student achievement in these schools. These grants are used to make necessary changes needed to turn around low-achieving schools.

Persistently Struggling Schools Grant

The Persistently Struggling Schools Grant (PSSG) is for schools that are identified as "persistently struggling." Its goal is to help the school with its turnaround efforts. These programs vary and reflect the areas that the school is struggling with.

Current DOE PSSG Grant Recipients

  • J.H.S. 022 Jordan L. Mott
  • I.S. 117 Joseph H. Wade
  • 10X080 Mosholu Parkway
  • 14K610 Automotive HS
  • 19K328 Phyllis Wheatley

Want to learn more about PSSG? Go to the NY State Education Department PSSG website.

School Improvement Grant Section 1003(a)

This grant supports school districts. Funds do not go directly to schools. It supports the school districts efforts to help schools improve.

For more information, visit the NY State Education Department Grants page.

My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

The My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative was established by President Obama to help address opportunity gaps that boys and young men of color face. New York State was the first state to adopt a budget to include support for this initiative. These monies will be used to support programs across the state that connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the skills needed to find a good job or go to college. There are four grant opportunities under this initiative:

  • MBK Challenge Grant
  • Family and Community Engagement Program Grant
  • Teacher Opportunity Corps Grant
  • MBK Exemplary School Models and Practices Grant

For more information, visit the NY State Education Department MBK page.

Federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program

The Federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program offers education programs and partnerships for schools. These programs are designed to attract students of different backgrounds. The goal of this program is to:

  • Reduce, or prevent minority-group isolation in elementary and secondary schools
  • Strengthen students' academic achievement

Program funds are awarded for up to three years and may be used for the development, expansion, continuation, of theme-based academic programs offered at magnet schools.

For more information, visit the US Department of Education Federal Magnet Program

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