New York State Education Department (NYSED) - Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success
Grants to New York State nonprofit and for-profit degree-granting post-secondary institutions or groups of institutions for programs that help underserved secondary school students acquire the skills required to pursue professional studies in technical, scientific, and health-related fields. Funding is intended to assist student, in grades 7 through 12 who are either economically disadvantaged or minorities historically underrepresented in scientific, technical, health, health-related and licensed professions, for entry into post-secondary degree programs in these licensed professions.
Institutions that receive a STEP award will be required to provide assistance to eligible students in acquiring the skills, attitudes and abilities necessary to pursue professional or pre-professional study in post-secondary degree programs in scientific, technical and health-related fields; and prepare and deliver curriculum-related activities and services that includes:
Applicants must ensure that STEP is an academic opportunity program that must be closely coordinated with the academic or student affairs at the institution and provide suitable institutional support. For additional program requirements, see: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/gc-20-005-step/nysed-rfp-step-2020-25.pdf#page=11
Grant funds may be used for tutoring, academic, financial, and career advising, college readiness special summer courses, academic enrichment, recruitment, and program administration. For a list of allowable costs, see: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/gc-20-005-step/nysed-rfp-step-2020-25.pdf#page=21
GrantWatch ID#: 187092
The maximum award for an individual STEP project funded during the 20-25 cycle will be $450,000 per year. The maximum award for any newly funded individual STEP project will be $300,000. The maximum award for a consortium STEP project will be $1,000,000 per year.
Individual STEP projects that request a budget of $200,000 or more a year are required to conduct a summer program.
Projects that serve between 30 and 99 students per year will be awarded a maximum of $2,000 for each student contracted to serve. The annual budget for a project contracted to serve 30 students per year may not exceed $60,000; the annual budget for a project contracted to serve 99 students per year may not exceed $198,000.
Projects that serve between 100 and 199 students per year will be awarded a maximum of $1,500 for each student they serve above 99. As such, the annual budget for a project contracted to serve 100 students per year may not exceed $199,500 (i.e., $198,000+$1,500); the annual budget for a project contracted to serve 199 students per year may not exceed $348,000 (i.e., $198,000+$150,000).
Previously funded Individual Projects that serve 200 or more students per year will be awarded a maximum of $1,000 for each student they serve above 199, up to a cap of $450,000 per individual project, per year. Thus, for example, the annual budget for a project contracted to serve 200 students per year may not exceed $349,000 (i.e., $348,000+$1,000).
Consortia STEP Projects that serve 200 or more students per year will be awarded a maximum of $1,000 for each student they serve above 199, up to a cap of $1,000,000 per consortium, per year. As such, the annual budget for a project contracted to serve 200 students per year may not exceed $349,000 (i.e.,
For a table describing funding levels for individual STEP projects, see page 17 of the RFP in Supporting Documents, below.
For the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025, pending annual appropriations in the New York State Budget.
For the initial program funding year, projects may begin as early as July 1, 2020, but must be completed by June 30, 2021. The operational dates for subsequent years covered by this proposal will be July 1st through June 30th.
Exceptions to due dates may be made to programs that have requested an extension in writing to their liaison and have received approval. Acceptable written request may be sent via email or regular mail.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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Non-profit applications must be sent to the following address:
Attn: STEP RFP GC#20-005
Office of Postsecondary Access, Support and Success
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 960 EBA
Albany, NY 12234
For-profit applications must be sent to the following address:
Attn: Samuel Rose, RFP GC#20-005
New York State Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 501W EB
Albany, NY 12234
Dr. Kim Overrocker
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