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Featured Grant Opportunity: NYSED Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Program

The New York State Education Department has announced a new grant competition, the NYSED Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Program. The program’s primary purpose is “to provide support to students through extended school day activities and/or school safety programs which promote violence prevention.”

Extended School Day (ESD) programs must serve students in grades PreK-12, and a total of at least 50 students must be served. ESD programming may take place before or after school, Saturdays, Sundays, and/or during the summer. ESD programs must operate at least 3 days per week for at least 2 hours per day. The RFP states ESD programs must, “Provide extracurricular enrichment activities including but not limited to athletics, academic enrichment, art, music, drama, academic tutoring, mentoring, community services and related programs that will increase student achievement and contribute to school violence prevention.”

The RFP indicates, “School safety activities include goods and services to provide safe corridors, diversity programs, collaboration with law enforcement agencies or community-based organizations, metal detectors, intercom systems and other intra-school communication devices, devices to increase the security and safety of program personnel and students. School safety activities may also include comprehensive school-based intervention models that reduce violence and improve school safety.”

Additional Details:

  • Applications are due January 8th, 2016.
  • Public school districts and not-for-profit organizations working in collaboration with a public school district(s) are eligible to apply.
  • Maximum annual request is $350,000.00 per year.  There is a per-student cap on Extended School Day activities that could reduce the individual applicant’s maximum request amount. There is no per-student cap on violence prevention activities.
  • The grant period is 5 years – from July 1st, 2016 to June 30th, 2021.
  • A total of $24.3 Million is available per year.
  • Funds will be allocated to geographic areas across NYS at: 55% to NYC, 15% to Buffalo/Rochester/Syracuse/Yonkers, and 30% to the rest of the state.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically through the new FluidReview portal at hardcopies must also be submitted.

For complete details and grant documents visit the NYSED Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Program page.

Visit Insight at the 2015 NYSAHPERD Conference!

We are pleased to announce that we’ll be attending the 2015 NYSAHPERD conference taking place Thursday, November 19th – Saturday, November 21st at Turning Stone Convention Center in Verona New York. It is the 78th Annual Conference for The New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

We’ll be discussing grant opportunities and grant related ideas with conference attendees who stop by our booth. Our booth is #32 located in the Cypress Hallway. Exhibit Hall hours are 8am to 5pm on Thursday, 11/19/2015 and 8am to 3pm on Friday, 11/20/2015. Dedicated exhibit times each day are:

  • Thursday: 11:50am-12:20pm and 2:55pm-3:25pm
  • Friday: 10:40am-11:10am and 1:55pm-2:25pm

As a general session sponsor, we are sponsoring the David Casullo keynote on Friday, November 20th. David’s speech is titled “How To Lead Change by Improving Presence and Influence.” Should be a terrific presentation–plan to attend!

For information on the conference, visit the NYSAHPERD Conference website as well as the keynote speakers bio page. We look forward to meeting attendees at our booth throughout the conference!

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