(845) 563-3400     124 Grand Street, 鶹, NY 12550

Grants Division


The Grants Division supports the District through the submission of both federal and state-aid applications that align with the district’s goals. Pursuing opportunities for external funding allows the district to develop new student programs and support systems. Many professional development opportunities, for our faculty and the constituents of the community, are also grant funded.

The Grants division works with Curriculum and Instruction, Finance, Exceptional Learners, Technology, building leaders, teachers, community based organizations and regional post-secondary institutions.  The division analyzes student performance data, interprets federal and state regulations governing the acquisition and use of grant funds and in all efforts seeks to advance academic equity and access for all 鶹.  


Federal Grants Overview

Below is a link to a list of all Federal Projects 2022 which the district has received grants from along with a breakdown of the use of those grants.

View Federal Projects 2022 Breakdown




Contact Grants Division

Lynne Pampel, Director of Grants

124 Grand Street
鶹, NY 12550

Main Line Phone: (845) 563-3420
Fax: (845) 563-3416

Available Grant Opportunities

U.S.Department of Education. Individuals and organizations may apply for grants. 

Federal funded grants. Individuals and organizations may apply for grants. 

Funding through the New York State Education Department. Individuals may not apply for grants.  

District's Current Grants


Empire After School Program

The Empire State After-School Program offers academic and enrichment opportunities for middle and high school scholars in an after-school setting within the 鶹 Enlarged City School District. 

Empire State Scholars will have the opportunity to receive academic enrichment in math, ELA, science, and/or social studies during their enrichment program. Scholars are required to participate in both the academic and enrichment activities and must maintain regular attendance. Scholars must also exhibit positive behavior during the regular school day to maintain eligibility for participation in the Empire State After-School Program. 

Placement in a program will be contingent upon enrollment, the availability of required staff, and required funding. Program enrollment will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of spaces are available in each program as per the terms of the Empire State After-School Program Grant. If enrollment exceeds the available capacity in a particular program, scholars may be placed on a waiting list or be offered an available space in another program. If your scholar is enrolled in a program, you will receive a welcome letter, including transportation information. Submitting an application does not guarantee placement in a program. 

Please answer all of the applicable registration questions so we can work together to provide a successful program for our scholars. Please note: parents/guardians must enter a valid email address on the registration form, otherwise the application will not be considered for placement. Online applications are preferred and highly suggested to secure placement in the program, especially for the scholar’s first choice program. Online applications are smartphone friendly. 

Thank you so much for your interest and for taking the time to apply to the Empire State After-School Program. 

 Learn More About Empire After-School Program

鶹 Basics

The 鶹 Basics Campaign is inspired by the fact that 80% of brain development happens in the first three years of life. During this period, skill gaps between socio-economic, racial, and ethnic groups become clearly apparent. This does not need to be! Everyday interactions between children, their parents, and other caregivers provide abundant opportunities to give children from every background a more equal start in life.

The 鶹 Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that encompass much of what experts find is important for children from birth to age three. Every child from every background can benefit from routinely experiencing 鶹 Basics learning experiences. Therefore, the 鶹 Basics Initiative is working through a broad range of institutions to ensure that every parent and caregiver is fully supported by family and friends to use the 鶹 Basics practices in everyday life.

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My Brother’s Keeper (MBK)

  • The District was awarded two MBK grants thus far this year, which include the following:

    • The purpose of this grant is to increase the academic achievement of boys and young men of color by developing and sustaining effective relationships with families.

    • The purpose of this grant is to provide 11th-grade high school 鶹 with an emphasis on boys and young men of color, with opportunities to gain leadership experience and develop a service project beneficial to the schools they attend and the communities they live in.

    • The purpose of this grant is to support schools to develop a cradle to college strategy aligned to one or more of the MBK Milestones. 

    • MBK Fellows

    • MBK Challenge

President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.

Through this initiative, the Administration is joining with cities and towns, businesses, and foundations who are taking important steps to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way into the middle class.

My Brother’s Keeper is focused on six milestones:

  • Getting a Healthy Start and Entering School Ready to Learn
    All children should have a healthy start and enter school ready – cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Reading at Grade Level by Third Grade
    All children should be reading at grade level by age 8 – the age at which reading to learn becomes essential.
  • Graduating from High School Ready for College and Career
    All youth should receive a quality high school education and graduate with the skills and tools needed to advance to postsecondary education or training.
  • Completing Postsecondary Education or Training
    Every American should have the option to attend postsecondary education and receive the education and training needed for the quality jobs of today and tomorrow.
  • Successfully Entering the Workforce
    Anyone who wants a job should be able to get a job that allows them to support themselves and their families.
  • Keeping Kids on Track and Giving Them Second Chances
    All youth and young adults should be safe from violent crime; and individuals who are confined should receive the education, training, and treatment they need for a second chance.



  Learn More About My Brother's Keeper

21st Century

The 21st Century Afterschool Academy is an afterschool program where 鶹 (Grades K-5) can get Academic tutoring along with enrichment activities that include but are not limited to  STEAM Project Based Learning, and the Arts provided by 鶹 Performing Arts Academy. Families will also have an opportunity to participate in Family Fun trips, Parent  University events, and participate in the Program Advisory Council Team (PACT).

The program will be held at the student's school (Balmville, GAMS, Gardnertown, Horizons, and Vails Gate grade K-5 鶹 are eligible) for 2 hours a day three days a week Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from October- April. Students must participate all three days. Nutritious snacks and transportation to the designated drop off site will be provided by the district.  A family member or family representative must attend the program orientation at your student's school.

Learn More About 21st Century After-School Program


The New York State Pathways in Technology (NYS P-TECH) program is a public-private partnership that will prepare thousands of New York 鶹 for high-skills jobs of the future in technology, manufacturing, healthcare and finance.  The NYS P-TECH model delivers five core benefits to 鶹:

A rigorous, relevant and cost-free “grades 9 to 14” education focused on the knowledge and skills 鶹 need for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers; Workplace learning that includes ongoing mentoring by professionals in the chosen career sector, worksite visits, speakers and internships; Intensive, individualized academic support by K-12 and college faculty within an extended academic year or school day that enables 鶹 to progress through the program at their own pace; An Associate of Applied Science degree in a high-tech field and the commitment to be first in line for a job with the participating business partners following completion of the program. The program is also designed to:

Develop programs of study in high-wage, high-skill, high-demand career areas; Align school, college and community systems in these programs of study; Support strong academic performance; Promote informed and appropriate career choice and preparation; and Ensure that employers in key technical fields have access to a talented and skilled workforce.
Through these programs of study, 鶹 will be able to earn transcript college credit toward an Associate degree. Career pathways begin in grade nine and include workplace learning and high school and college coursework. The pathway provides a seamless sequence of study extending through two years of postsecondary career and technical education which culminates in an A.A.S degree.

Learn More About P-Tech at 鶹

Sprint 1 Million

The mission is to help 1 million high school 鶹 who do not have reliable Internet access at home reach their full potential by giving them mobile devices and free high-speed Internet access.

  Learn More About Sprint 1Million Project

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The purpose of McKinney-Vento funding is to facilitate the improved attendance, engagement, and academic success of homeless children and youth.

Learn More About Temporary Housing and McKinney Vento

Perkins IV Grant

The Federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (Perkins IV) Grant provides funding that supplements the 鶹 Enlarged City School District Career and Technical Education (CTE) program..The Perkins IV Grant requires rigorous academic instruction to prepare 鶹 for high-skill, high-wage, high-demand occupations in current or emerging occupations. Some of the NECSD programs lead to industry certifications and credentials to prepare 鶹 for the workforce or further study.


Universal PreK

The Universal Prekindergarten and Statewide Universal Full Day Pre Kindergarten Grants are funded through the New York State Department of Education Office of Early Learning. Both Grants support personnel associated with our partner Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and the in district programs housed at Gidney Avenue, Horizons on the Hudson, Vails Gate and Gardnertown Schools. The grants also provide lunches at no charge for the district 鶹 who attend the CBO programs.


Consolidated Application

The largest annual grant that the 鶹 Enlarged City School must apply for is the Consolidated Application. This application is a grant that allows the New York State Education Department to provide differentiated support and assistance to school districts, using ESSA Federal Funding. The individual components of the grant are referred to as Title Programs. The Title Programs that 鶹 is allowed to request funding, are as follows:

Title I provides financial assistance to school districts and schools with the high percentages of children from low-income families. This program supports the implementation of research based instruction identified as improving academic achievement, closing performance gaps and parent engagement.

鶹 is identified as a TARGET District with improvement needed in areas specific to individual schools and student subgroups.

Title II is designed to attract, select, place, support, and retain excellent educators.

Title III is to help ensure that English Language Learners (ELLs) attain English language proficiency and meet state academic standards.

Title IV is supplemental program funding to help provide 鶹 with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions and improve the use of technology.

  View ESSA and NYSED Funding Powerpoint 



The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a program designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market. It also aims to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. To be eligible to receive WIOA services as an adult in the adult and dislocated worker programs, an individual must: • be 18 years of age or older; be a citizen or noncitizen authorized to work in the US;


NYS Ed Department

The Employment Preparation Education Grant (EPE) is a program that provides state aid to public school districts that offer educational programs for adults leading to a high school diploma or a High School Equivalency diploma. To be eligible to generate EPE aid 鶹 must be 21 years of age or older without a U. S. high school diploma. Academic programs include: Adult Basic Literacy, High School Equivalency Test Preparation, English Language Acquisition, and the National Work Readiness Credential.



Goldback Digital Citizenship: Learning Technology Grant Initiative

The 鶹 Enlarged City School District (NECSD) is located on the west bank of the Hudson River, 60 miles north of New York City,  80 miles south of Albany, and is the 10th largest school district in New York. The district has 11,557 鶹 with 15% of the district’s 鶹 identified as English Language Learners (ELLs). NECSD is identified by NYSED as a High Need/Urban or Suburban Target District in need of Comprehensive Support and Improvement.

During the 2021-2022 school year the 鶹 Enlarged City School District’s Digital Citizenship Team focused on creating Year Long Context (scope & sequence curriculum document) aligned with New York State  Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards. Additionally, the team created digital citizenship units of study. During the 2022-2023 school year the team is participating  in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Digital Citizenship in Action Course. The 鶹 Digital Citizenship Course Cohort is gaining a deeper understanding of digital citizenship, how this topic connects with the New York State Standards, and how to approach this topic with considerations of the New York State Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework. The team is positioned to support our 鶹 throughout the district to implement standards-based, culturally responsive lessons during the 2022-2023 school year. 

The program’s overarching goals: 

  • Increase district capacity to support student-centered, personalized learning by providing professional learning opportunities in the areas of educational technology and digital citizenship.
  • The Goldback Digital Citizens team will create culturally responsive curriculum, lessons and materials with consideration of diverse student needs.
  • Incorporate the developed linguistically and culturally responsive digital citizenship curriculum into classrooms.
  • Create and deliver high-quality PD focused on student-centered, personalized learning to teachers and administrators and help teachers collaborate to incorporate educational technology into classrooms as they incorporate digital citizenship curriculum.

Artifacts of the work from the Digital Citizenship can be found within the


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