Grants and Awards

  • The Dunkirk City School District seeks public and private funding in order to fulfill the district’s mission of maximizing potential for all students, in all times...whatever it takes.  

    The Office of the Assistant Superintendent along with the Business Office 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. 

     Grants allow us to pilot new projects, expand initiatives 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 district goals and priorities.

    The district welcomes business/educational partnership opportunities to fund student educational initiatives.  Please contact Theresa Gray, Assistant Superintendent if you are interested in pursuing a partnership opportunity.

    New and Continuing Grants for the 2018-2019 School Year:

    • 21st Century Learning Center Grants at the Elementary and Middle Schools: Establishes after-school and summer enrichment programming for students in prekindergarten through high school.
    • Empire State Grant Funding for Afterschool Programming at the Elementary Schools: Establishes after-school and summer enrichment programming for students in kindergarten through middle school.
    • Expanded PreK Grant: Increases the availability of full-day, prekindergarten placements for three and four year old children in community-based locations
    • My Brother's Keeper Challenge Grant: Implements strategies aimed at improving the life outcomes for disadvantaged youth of color providing after school programming and support at the high school.
    • My Brother's Keeper Fellowship: Implements strategies aimed at improving the life outcomes for disadvantaged youth of color through the identification of student Fellows who complete a service project to benefit the school and community under the guidance of mentors.
    • Teachers of Tomorrow: Provides incentives that encourage prospective teachers to teach in a school district experiencing a teacher shortage or subject area shortage.
    • School Improvment Grant (SIG): Helps to support school improvement efforts at identified Focus schools as well as district improvement as a Focus district.
    • Math Science Partnership Grant (MSP):
    • Learning Technology Grant (LTG):
    • Mecatronics Grant: