First-time Educational Stability Grant Application Now Available

May 22, 2019

The intent of the Educational Stability Grant is to reduce educational barriers for students who experience high mobility by providing academic and social-emotional services and supports. The emphasis is on improving school attendance, reducing behavioral and discipline incidents, increasing grade-level promotion, reducing the dropout rate, and increasing graduation and completion rates. This first-time grant offers an opportunity to develop and enhance collaboration and coordination with other local and state agencies that serve highly mobile children and youth, including students in foster care, those experiencing homelessness and migrant students.

Approximately $900,000 is available for the 2019-2020 school year. Based on available funding, established need and quality of the proposal, three-year grants will be awarded, ranging from approximately $70,000 to $90,000 per year for eligible applicants (e.g., Local Education Providers, BOCES, or Approved Facility Schools). Priority will be given to applicants with a high percentage of students experiencing high mobility, see list -  Number of Highly Mobile Students by Local Education Agency.

An application training webinar and additional information on applying is posted on the Foster Care Education Webpage.

Proposals due - Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by 11:59 p.m.

If interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please submit the Letter of Intent – which will continue to be accepted past the deadline. 

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