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Governor's NYS Community School initiative kicks-off
(WKTV) - Governor Andrew Cuomo's office announced the launching of the "NYS Community Schools" Initiative to transform schools in distressed communities into hubs for children and family services.
Approximately 30 schools will be selected in the first round to receive grants of up to $500,000 each over three years. These grants will go toward building community partnerships that deliver critical academic, health, extra-curricular and social services primarily in the school building.
More information on the plan can be found at http://ccf.ny.gov/Comm/CommResources/CCF_SED_CommunitySchools_Plan.pdf.
To view the application, go to: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/2013-community-schools-grant-initiative/home.html.
The State Education Department will accept applications until September 18. Participants will be selected at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.