Grants Service reaches $100 Million Grant-Winning Milestone

Funding secured supports for schools, BOCES and municipalities statewide 

One grant ensured students from low-income families in a Capital Region school have food to eat on the weekends. Another enabled students in a small Western New York district to learn 3D printing. Yet another helped with the purchase of equipment for a state-of-the-art mechatronics lab in Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES.

These grants—and more than 575 others—all have one thing in common: they were secured by our Grant Writing Service, which is celebrating achieving $100 million in grant awards and a decade of helping educational dreams become a reality and making futures brighter for students and adults alike.  

“Our grant writers not only secure the funding for the program, but ensure its success,” said Capital Region BOCES Senior Executive Officer Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D. “They put the pieces together to make sure whatever program they are finding funding for is sound and provides the services intended.”

“We feel incredibly fortunate as a team to be able to partner with our clients to help bring their programs to life, positively impacting so many people,” said the Grants Service Program Manager Megan Allen. “We are also grateful to all the funders who have understood the value of those programs, and invested generously in the community.”

The Grants & Development Service—one of many shared operational programs available to school districts, nonprofits and municipalities statewide through our Management Services division—provides everything from a searchable grants database to grant editing and start-to-finish grant writing.

“Students directly benefit from this service,” said Watervliet City School District Superintendent Lori Caplan. “We have seen a 417 percent return on our investment and because of that we make sure to include the grants service in our budget every year. It has been the most rewarding and fiscally responsible decision that we have made.”

“Grants are a huge opportunity to advance our programs and provide opportunities for our kids,” added Schenectady City School District Interim Superintendent Aaron Bochniak.