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Grants Division


The Office of Grants supports the District's mission by pursuing opportunities for external funding through submission of both federal and state-aid applications, as well as the identification of new and innovative grant opportunities. The goal of the Office is to seek funding to support intellectual stimulation and growth by empowering staff to develop effective instructional strategies and programs to achieve district goals. 

The division also analyzes and interprets Federal and State regulations governing the acquisition and use of grant funds.  Staff research, develop and manage federal, state and private grant opportunities through collaborative efforts with schools throughout the district. In addition, the Office manages and assists other departments and schools to prepare grant applications and grant reports. 

Contact Grants Division

Lynne Pampel, Director of Grants

124 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY 12550

Main Line Phone: (845) 563-8520
Fax: (845) 563-8529

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 Newburgh 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

Newburgh Basics

The Newburgh 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 Newburgh 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 Newburgh Basics learning experiences. Therefore, the Newburgh 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 Newburgh Basics practices in everyday life.

Learn More About the Newburgh Basics

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My Brother’s Keeper (MBK)

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

    • MBK FACE

      • 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.

    • MBK Fellows

      • The purpose of this grant is to provide 11th-grade high school students 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.

    • MBK Challenge

      • 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. 

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.



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21st Century

The 21st Century Afterschool Academy is an afterschool program where students (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 Newburgh 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 students 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

Teachers of Tomorrow

The Teachers of Tomorrow program began in the spring of 2000 when the State Legislature developed legislation and funding to combat the looming teacher shortage, especially in the big five City School Districts of New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers. With the school districts expecting to hire thousands of teachers in the near future to meet the State’s growing school-age population and replace retiring teachers, the Teachers of Tomorrow legislation offers specific incentives to recruit and retain teachers.


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

A rigorous, relevant and cost-free “grades 9 to 14” education focused on the knowledge and skills students 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 students 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, students 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 NFA

Sprint 1 Million

The mission is to help 1 million high school students 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


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