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Salmon River schools receive $2.8 million state grant for after-school programs

Written by on September 26, 2017 Filed in District, District Announcements

Salmon River Central School District Awarded New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Empire State After-School Program Grant


Salmon River Central School is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a total of $2,808,000, or $561,600 annually over five years through the Empire State After-School Program (ESAP) grant from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The grant funds will allow the district to provide high quality, after school programming to students in grades K-12 at no cost to families.

Announced during Governor Cuomo’s 2017 State of the State address, the grant program supports high-need school districts and the students they serve. Funding was included in the 2017-2018 State Budget. The grant application process was highly competitive and only 27 school districts across New York State were awarded.

In Salmon River Central School District, the funds will support the “Academy for Success” program, which will serve approximately 370 students and provide a variety of services including STEM enrichment, tutoring, academic instruction, health and nutrition programming, individual and family counseling, credit recovery and credit acceleration. 

The Academy for Success will work cooperatively with local nonprofit organizations including the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Education Division, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Franklin County, Clarkson University, North Country Community College, and SUNY Potsdam.