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Grants Information: Everything You Need to Know!

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Grants Information

Workforce Retention Grant: Additional Grant Award (2024)

OCFS has announced an additional award to all current grant recipients who are in good standing and have met and continue to meet the grant requirements. Programs that meet the requirements are eligible for an additional grant award for both components A and B.
Please review the revised SOI for additional information!

Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Dissertation Grants
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families 

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2023-2024 Statewide Universal Full-Day Prekindergarten (SUFDPK) Expansion Grant. 

This grant is intended for New York State school districts to increase the availability of full-day and converted half-day to full-day prekindergarten placements for four-year-old students. The grant aims to align with New York State Learning Standards and supports collaborative efforts with eligible community-based organizations. For the 2023-2024 school years, up to $25 million is allocated, with no single district receiving more than 10% of the total funds. This grant prioritizes projects that serve economically disadvantaged students and demonstrate innovation and high quality in prekindergarten programming​ (NYSED)​.

These grants provide significant opportunities for enhancing early childhood education and supporting professionals in the field within New York State.

Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five (PDG B-5): Administered jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health & Human Services, this $250 million competitive federal grant aims to improve states’ early childhood systems. It focuses on building upon existing federal, state, and local early care and learning investments to expand high-quality preschool programs​ (Home).

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Grants: The Caplan Foundation provides seed money for innovative research and development projects that improve the welfare of young children in the United States. Grants are awarded in areas such as early childhood education and play, parenting education, and early childhood welfare. The foundation supports projects that are likely to have a significant impact on a national scale, focusing on creative and caring environments for young children​ (Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood)​.

Kaboom! Playground Grants

  • KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

LEGO Children’s Fund Grants

  • The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization.
    LEGO Children’s Fund

Kellogg Foundation

  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.
    Kellogg Foundation – Online Application

The Safeway Foundation

  • The Safeway Foundation funds nonprofit organizations that strengthen the neighborhoods we serve. We consider applications in the following areas: Health and Human Services, Hunger Relief, Education, and Helping People with Disabilities.
    The Safeway Foundation

Toshiba America Foundation

  • Toshiba America Foundation’s mission is to provide teachers with additional funds to support classroom projects.
    Grants Programs

Association of American Educators

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