We Teach NY Grant Program

This program was created in 2019 to address teacher shortages by providing resources to recruit a corps of teachers in high-need shortage areas. The funding targets teacher candidates as incoming first-year students in hard-to-staff subject areas, awards funds to school districts that partner with colleges and universities, requires that awarded school districts provide mentors and paid internship opportunities for teacher candidates, and requires that teachers have a guaranteed job opportunity at the end of the program. 


2019-20: The program was created with $3 million.