The Office of Grants and Program Development
(OGPD) 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 OGPD 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 school year 2012-2013, the OGPD was awarded
over 30 grants totaling nearly $25 million.
For school year 2013-2014, new and continuing
competitive grants include:
Community Learning Centers:
Establishes after-school and
summer enrichment programming for students in prekindergarten
through high school.
Equips Myers Middle School with necessary instructional technology
tools to provide students with proper access to, and instruction in,
Magnet School Assistance Program:
Redesigns Albany High School into four smaller magnet academies in
order to offer a more personalized education for students.
Helps meet the needs of and provides services to students and
families who are homeless.
Trains teacher leaders to successfully mentor new teachers in the
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