The Office of Grants and Program Development
seeks public and private funding in order to fulfill the
district’s mission of educating all students for college and career,
citizenship and life in partnership with our diverse community.
About the office
The Office of Grants and Program Developement identifies, applies for, secures, and
monitors funding from federal and state government sources and private
foundations. These may
be entitlement funds or competitive grants.
Grants may benefit the entire district, individual schools,
and/or specific programs and last for one year or several years.
For districts like ours that face increasingly
tough budgets, grant funding has become an important means to support
programming and fulfill our mission.
Grants allow us to pilot new projects, expand innovative efforts
that benefit students and families, and meet the professional needs of
educators. This often includes
collaborating with community-based organizations and other community
partners to reach common goals such as ensuring strong cradle-to-career
supports and promoting college and career readiness.
For the 2014-2015 school year, the Office of
Grants and Program Development managed more than $16.8 million in grant
For the 2015-2016 school
year, new and continuing grants include:
Helps meet the needs of, and provides services to, students and
families who are homeless.
Community Learning Centers:
Establishes after-school and summer enrichment programming for
students in prekindergarten through high school.
Supports planning at the middle
and high school level to design a comprehensive and aligned, grades
6-12 continuum college and career readiness supports.
Special Legislative Funds:
Support extended day programming at Albany High School.
Increases the availability of full-day, prekindergarten placements
for three and four year old children in community-based locations.
Establishes a two-year, math-focused professional development series
for K-2 teachers and building leaders.
Teacher Internship Program:
Identifies mentor-new teachers pairs to foster self-assessment,
professional confidence, and independence in new teachers.
Perkins Career and Technical Education: Helps Albany High School and
Abrookin Career and Technical Center provide students with a strong
experience and understanding in select professional industries,
promote college and career readiness and improve quality career
Increases the number of full-day, prekindergarten placements for
students in both schools and community-based locations.
Delivers "Youth Mental Health First Aid," a national mental health
awareness and understanding training to school district and
School Improvement Grant:
Helps Schuyler Achievement Academy transform and adopt a
full-service, neighborhood school model to better serve students,
families, and the school community.
Supports an Early College in the High School Program focusing on
STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) for students
attending Albany High School.
Office of Grants and Program
1 Academy Park
Albany, NY 12207
FAX (518) 475-6084
Grants portal for staff:
Rachel Hye Youn
Rupright, MSW, Grant Writer
Carol Roberson, Administrative Assistant