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Albert Shanker Grant Program

Grants to New York Public School Teachers
to Obtain National Board Certification

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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New York State Education Department (NYSED)

Deadline Date:

02/28/19

Description:

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Grants to New York public school teachers for assistance in obtaining their first national board certification. Eligible teachers must commit to continuing in a full-time position for the year following the grant period. Teachers will be reimbursed for all four components of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification process.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174621

Estimated Size of Grant:

The New York State Education Department will fund the cost of the remaining three components to National Board.

After a candidate completes the National Board process, the candidate will be reimbursed for the cost of their first component provided that the candidate did not receive any form of reimbursement for their first component from any source.

Term of Contract:

All components must be attempted within a three year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The New York State Education Department through the Albert Shanker Grant makes funding available to support eligible New York State public school teachers seeking their first National Board Certification.

To be eligible for the Albert Shanker Grant, candidates MUST:

-Be employed as a full-time teacher in a NYS public school;
-Hold a valid New York State teaching certificate;
-Hold tenure in his/her current position;
-Commit to and actually complete the entirety of the initial NBPTS candidacy effort;
-Continue to be employed as a full-time teacher in a New York public school for at least one full school year following completion of the initial grant period;
-Apply for NBPTS certification and pay for the first component selected; and
-Apply for the Albert Shanker Grant.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process:

Starting on July 2, 2018, the New York State Education Department will accept applications for the 2018-2019 Albert Shanker Grant program. Applications will continue to be accepted through February 28, 2019 or until all funds are exhausted, whichever is first. Funding is limited, and allocated on a first come, first served basis, to eligible candidates.

Step one: National Board Certification is composed of four components. All components must be attempted within a three year period. For information regarding National Board Certification: http://www.nbpts.org/policies-and-resources

Step two: Candidates for the Albert Shanker Grant must first complete the 2018-2019 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Candidate application online: https://nbcmsprod.perfrms.com/. Candidates must also pay the annual NBPTS registration fee and register and pay for the first component.

Step three: Once the NBPTS application has been completed, candidates must apply online using the Albert Shanker Grant Application.

After submitting an application online, candidates must send verification that they have registered and paid for the first component with NBPTS in order to complete the process. Verification must include a copy of the Registration Receipt with NBPTS and a copy of the Payment Receipt for the First component.

If a candidate is found eligible for and awarded the Albert Shanker Grant, the New York State Education Department will fund the cost of the remaining three components to National Board.

Candidate Reimbursement Information
After a candidate completes the National Board process, the candidate will be reimbursed for the cost of their first component provided that the candidate did not receive any form of reimbursement for their first component from any source.

Anticipated notification from NBPTS will occur on or about the end of December. Candidates will be eligible to submit for reimbursement AFTER this date.

Candidates are required to pay the yearly registration fee of $75 to National Board. The Albert Shanker Grant does not cover this fee.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Alber Shanker Grant application: https://secureforms.nysed.gov/ohe/tcert/ashanker.cfm

Verification options:

Email: ShankerGrant@nysed.gov

Mail:
NYS Education Department
Office of Post Secondary Access, Support and Success
Attn: Albert Shanker Grant Program
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

FAX #: (518) 474-7468, Attn: Albert Shanker Grant Program

All questions, should be directed to:

Albert Shanker Grant Program Administrator
Phone: 518-474-3719
Email and Fax: see above

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USA: New York City;   New York