The Office of Nonpublic Schools

Our Vision and Mission

Vision Statement

The Office of Nonpublic Schools ensures equitable access to funded programs for New York City’s nonpublic school communities.

Mission Statement

The Office of Nonpublic Schools will provide diverse communities with culturally responsive resources to facilitate successful outcomes for student ins nonpublic school settings through collaboration with families, community leaders, and educational partners.

What do we do?

  • The NYCDOE Office of Nonpublic Schools (ONPS) partners with Nonpublic schools (NPS) to deliver goods and services for schools. ​
  • We coordinate service delivery for Title Services, NYSTL (Textbooks), NYSLIB (Library Books), NYSSL (Software) and NYSCH (Hardware), Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA). ​
  • We provide support and instructional services to eligible students, their parents, NPS teachers, and NPS principals. ​
  • An annual calendar of important dates for Principals will be provided by ONPS office at start of the year.​

Title Funding Streams

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) | New York State Education Department (

Title I: Title I, Part A: Allowable and Unallowable Expenditures | New York State Education Department (

Title II -Part A provides funds to all NYS local education agencies (LEAs) for the following purposes: (In NYC, the LEA is the NYCDOE and the ONPS manages those funds.)​ Title II, Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction | New York State Education Department (

Title III: provides instruction for student of English as a New Language (ENL) and supports for teachers of those students. ​Title III Allowable/Unallowable Expenses (

Title IV: provides all students with access to well-rounded educational opportunities, support safe and healthy students and effective use of technology. Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant program | New York State Education Department (

The Smart Schools Bond Act ​

Smart Schools Bond Act | New York State Education Department (

Professional Learning Portal

NYCDOE Professional Learning Module (


Topic Shared Mailbox Purpose:
Dedicated NYSTL email address for all NYSTL inquiries (except enrollment issues and NYSTL payments/invoices).
NYSTL payment and invoice issues
NYSTL Clientservices
For updating FAMIS credentials, FAMIS password resets, locked accounts, SHOP DOE account access, and for issues navigating FAMIS
For submission of the DOE Loan Request Enrollment Certificate (LREC) form and Enrollment Issues: 
ONPS Administration
General office mailbox and communication to & from schools.
SSBA Loan 
(Smart Schools Bond Act) 

Mailbox for screening and responding to schools that have given user agreements along with any follow up regarding SSBA funding.

Inbox to support school users in navigating ONPS systems. Helpdesk for TAARIS and NPSIS, and providing user access to Professional Work plan Portal 

Inbox to submit invoices and supporting documents and check on payment status. 

Distribution list for general procurement inquiries that is received by all members of the procurement team. 
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