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Announcement of Funding Opportunity
My Brother’s Keeper Fellows Program 2019-2022

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Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document
Informational Webinar – Posted 10/7/19

Purpose of Grant

The purpose of the My Brother’s Keeper Fellows Program (MBKFP) is to provide rising 12th grade high school students, with an emphasis on boys and young men of color, with opportunities to gain authentic leadership experience(s) and develop service projects beneficial to the schools they attend and the communities they live in.

Grant Term

December 13, 2019 – June 30, 2022

Project Description

Through the creation of the New York State My Brother’s Keeper Fellows Program (MBKFP), consisting of partnerships between a New York State My Brother’s Keeper (NYSMBK) Community Network partner, at least one postsecondary education institution or one local business or community-based organization, rising 12th grade students, with an emphasis on boys and young men of color, will be provided authentic leadership opportunities in local government and/or education and/or business. Applicants will annually select NYSMBK Fellows, current 11th graders, to participate in the program, which will begin with the Fellows’ induction at the NYSMBK symposium and continue through the students’ 12th grade year. Each NYSMBK Fellow will have a mentor currently employed with one of the partners. Each NYSMBK Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in a fellowship with one of the partners. As a result, each NYSMBK Fellow will develop and complete a service project related to one of the NYSMBK Milestones with the partner that would benefit the school and/or community. In addition, the Fellows will serve on a statewide (My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Fellows Workgroup, coordinated by the NYSED Office of Family and Community Engagement, which will provide input on the development and implementation of a statewide MBK Mentoring Network. NYSMBK Fellows are expected to attend the Annual NYSMBK Statewide Symposium in Albany with their mentor.

Eligible Applicants

Only approved New York State My Brother’s Keeper Community Network(s) (NYSMBKCN) are eligible to apply for this grant opportunity. An approved NYSMBKCN is a partnership between the Office of the Mayor and the School District Superintendent (or the Chancellor in New York City), that have filed supporting documents with the Office of Family and Community Engagement as of August 1, 2019. Additionally, for this grant opportunity, each NYSMBKCN must also secure a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with a local postsecondary education institution(s) or a local business(es)/Community-based organization as a partner(s).

The public-school district partner must serve as the applicant/fiscal agent for this grant program.

Student Eligibility

For this grant opportunity, students eligible to be selected are rising 12th grade students with an emphasis on boys and young men of color, who are enrolled in any one of the NYSMBKCN(s) receiving this grant.

Amount of Funding

Available funding for December 2019 through June 2022 is expected to be up to $1,817,881, subject to legislative appropriation. Each MBK Community will receive an allocation of $5,950 per Fellow to carry out activities aligned with the purpose of this grant.

Mandatory Application Requirement(s)

Applications must include a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by all partners (minimum of three, including Mayor or equivalent municipality elected official, Superintendent, and Postsecondary Institution Senior Administrator or local business/community-based organization) to be reviewed for consideration. Applications that do not include a MOA signed by all required partners will not be reviewed for consideration. Letters of support will not be accepted in lieu of a required partner’s signature on the MOA.

Application Deadline

Submit one original and two (2) paper copies (both the narrative application and the budget/budget narrative, and M/WBE documents) as well as one electronic copy of the complete application on CD or portable flash drive, postmarked by December 6, 2019.

New York State Education Department
Attention: My Brother’s Keeper Fellows Program Application
Office of Family and Community Engagement
89 Washington Ave., Rm. EBA 971
Albany, NY 12234

Webinar

Informational Webinar – Posted 10/7/19

Guidance on the process will be provided through a webinar which will be presented on October 7, 2019. A recording of the webinar will also be posted no later than October 7, 2019.

Questions & Answers

Questions regarding this grant must be e-mailed to NYSMBK@nysed.gov by October 11, 2019. A Question & Answer Summary will be posted here no later than October 25, 2019

Application Due Date

Applications must be postmarked by December 6, 2019.

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document
Informational Webinar – Posted 10/7/19

Last Updated: October 9, 2019