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Initially, from 1992 to 1996, the Institute was funded by the Dwight D. Eisenhower (DDE) Federal grant through the New York State Department of Education that named this Institute as one of the State's few model programs. In 1996, the U.S. Department of Education changed its guidelines for the DDE federal grant eliminating available funding for the Institute.

In the academic years 1996-2004 the Institute was funded by a private foundation.

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