Funding Opportunities

NYSED has posted a host of funding and professional opportunities. The following summarizes those postings and encourages our members to make recommendations or applications as appropriate.

Awards/Professional Opportunities

Letter to Supt for Talent Pool

Talent Pool Form

Nominations are now open for a “talent pool” of teachers and administrators who would be considered for membership on advisory boards task forces and recognition programs. The attached form must be submitted to and must be teachers or principals for grades K-12 in public, private, parochial charter, or department of defense schools.

2024 Louis E. Yavner Teaching and Citizen Award

Nominations are being accepted until May 31, 2024, for teachers and citizens who have contributed to education on the Holocaust and other violations of human rights.

NYS Department of Labor Ambassador Program

This is a paid four-week summer training opportunity for teachers, librarians, and counselors in grades 6-12 to deliver 21st-century career-readiness curricula and strategies for students.


Hudson Valley Community College is hosting a seminar regarding electric vehicle charging systems on June 25, 2024. Participants will develop a curriculum that addresses instruction of students interested in the electric vehicle industry. The 16-hour seminar is funded by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF/ATE) and a total of 16 seats are available. To register email: a.goodrich1@hvcc.educ.

NYSERDA 2-minute Survey

The state’s utilities are required to identify electrical grid capacity at bus depots. This survey will assist your utility to identify needed electrical grid upgrades to support electric school bus charging.

Peer Mediation

NYSED is offering peer mediation technical assistance for schools without a peer mediation program. The department will provide schools with in-depth professional mediation training for two staff members. Applications are due by April 26, 2024. Apply by emailing with the subject line “Peer Mediation Training Application.”

As part of the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Island project, grade 6 and 7 mathematic teachers are invited to register for a free professional learning course focused on visual representations to support mathematical problem-solving. The in-person summer institute will be held August 13-15 in CT. A stipend and travel expenses will be offered. For more information contact

Guidance on the Use of Building Aid for UPK Expansion

Building aid can now be used to construct or expand facilities specifically for pre-kindergarten programs. This link is new guidance from the Office of Early Learning.