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Participating schools must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be nonpublic
  • Must be nonprofit
  • Have 300 or more students in any combination of grades pre-K through 12th grade only
  • Have a Basic Educational Data System (BEDS) Code assigned by the New York State Education Department (NYSED)

Charter schools, being public schools, are not eligible for this program.

If you are from an eligible non-public school:

DCAS verifies student enrollment using the BEDS form schools submit to NYSED in the Fall showing enrollment data as of BEDS Day (1st Wednesday in October). A copy of the school’s BEDS form along with the complete MOU and Budget Task must be submitted to DCAS via HHS Accelerator no later than November 15th of the same school year in which the school is accepted into the Program. Enrollment will be calculated by the number of students under each BEDS number. Schools with different BEDS numbers cannot combine enrolled students. A school’s budget task must be approved and their MOU be registered with the Comptroller’s Office before submitting an invoice for reimbursement.

Note: The application period is closed and will open in March 2024.

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