Teachers of Tomorrow Grant Programs

  • GRANT WILL BE AWARDED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS
    DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021
     
    PLEASE NOTE:  It is your responsibility to reapply by filling out a new application annually.  Your application is NOT a rollover. Grant will be awarded on a first come first serve basiss, awards are subject to grant funding. 
     
    BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM, PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND CHECK THE PROGRAM FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING.
     
    Notifications will be sent to applicants once the deadline has passed regarding their eligibltiy and next steps.  
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    **NEW THIS YEAR 2020-2021- SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND ENGLISH AS A NEW LANGUAGE (TOTSMBE) TUITION REIBMRUSEMENT PROGRAM. The TOTSMBE provides tuition reimbursement for courses taken since July 1, 2020 through June 2021 while pursuing either the initial and professional certification in Science, Mathematics and English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), or pursuing the Bilingual Extension or the ESOL Extension.  Eligible participants may receive an award for up to $9,328 for reimbursement of tuition, student loans, books and fees. There is a one-yar service agreement for the award givne.  These awards shall be given in addition to and are NOT part of the teacher's base salary. 
     
    * TEACHER RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM - The purpose of this program is to provide incentives to teachers employed for the first time in the school district.  Teachers must hold initial, transitional, provisional, permanent, or professional certification and must agree to one year of service in shortage areas.  This section provides awards of $3,400 per year and is renewable for three additional years.  (The maximum cumulative award total per participant after four years is $13,600).  These awards shall be in addition to and are NOT part of the teacher's base salary.
     
    * TEACHER TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM - The purpose of the Tuition Reimbursement Program is to provide funds to school districts to reimburse teachers for courses taken towards meeting requirements for professional certification. Reimbursement awards of up to $700 per course (or the actual cost for an approved course, whichever is less) are available to teachers with initial or transitional certification who do NOT hold any professional or permanent certification in New York State.  Initial awards may be received for up to three courses ($2,100) and then renewed for a second year (for up to three courses), but the total initial and renewal awards combined may not exceed $4,200.  There is a one-year service agreement for each award given (up to $2,100), irrespective of the amount awarded.  The maximum award a teacher may receive is $2,100 per year or $4,200 for two years, provided that he/she is still in need  of six courses for professional certification.
     
    * NEW YORK STATE MASTER TEACHER PROGRAM - The purpose of the Master Teacher Program is to provide funds for the Master Teacher Awards in order to attract highly qualified, experienced, expert teachers to teach in low-performing schools.  (Only districts with a building designed as SURR or low performing [Priority or Focus] are eligible. Teacher applicants for the award must be Nationally Board Certified and employed full-time in a low-performing public school.  The initial ANNUAL award is &10,000 and is renewable for two additional years.  The maximum cumulative total of all awards is $30,000.  These funds are in addition to, and not part of the teacher's base salary.
     
    * SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM - The purpose of the Science, Mathematics and Bilingual Education Tuition Reimbursement Program is to provide funds to school districts to reimburse teachers for courses taken towards meeting requirements for a transitional certificate to teach science, mathematics or bilingual education in a low-performing school.  This section provides an initial reimbursement award of $4,000 per year (or the actual annual tuition cost of the approved program, whichever is less) and is renewable for one additional year.  The total of all awards to a recipient may not exceed $8,000 or the total tuition cost of the approved program.  There is a one-year service agreement for each award given.  These awards shall be given in addition to and are NOT part of the teacher's base salary.
  • Apply Now: CLICK HERE

    For submission of all required documentation for the Teachers of Tomorrow Programs, such as transcripts, as part of the online application, please send to:

    Mr. Jordan Gonzalez
    Director of Langauge Acquisition
    1 Larkin Center
    Yonkers, NY 10701

    Documentation may be sent electronically via email to jgonzalez2@yonkerspublicschools.org 

    Questions? Call (914) 376-8230

     

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