Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

Bilingual Education Planning Grant
Announcement of Funding Opportunity

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Purpose of Grant

The purpose of the Bilingual Education Planning Grant is to provide funding to public school districts for purposes of planning to implement a new Bilingual Education Program or English as a Second Language (ESL) program with bilingual support for English language learners (ELLs) and English-dominant students beginning September, 2013. The proposed plan for a Bilingual Education Planning Program will provide a framework for content teaching and learning in English and the target language and, at the same time, ensure that students develop functional literacy in both English and the target language.

Eligible Applicants

  • Districts with approved Comprehensive Plans under Commissioner's Regulations (CR) Part 154
  • A school within the district that does not have a Bilingual Education Program or English as a Second Language (ESL) program with bilingual support in a proposed target language in place as of September, 2012 and plans to start one in September, 2013.
  • A district can only apply for one school in its district. NYC: Each community school district must apply separately.


  • Approximately $350,000 is available for grants statewide.
  • Grants of a maximum of $25,000 per district may be awarded.
  • New York City (NYC) $200,000 and Rest of State $150,000

Grant Period

February 15, 2013 – August 31, 2013

Due Date

Application Due Date: DECEMBER 20, 2012

Two submission methods are required:

  • Paper Version: Submit one original and three (3) printed, signed copies of the completed application including a program narrative, FS-10 budget and budget narrative postmarked by December 20, 2012 to:

    NYS Education Department
    Attn: Bilingual Education Planning Grant
    Grants Management, Room 464 EBA
    89 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY 12234

  • Electronic Version: Email one electronic version (in Microsoft Word or Adobe Reader) of the application to bilplangrant@mail.nysed.gov by December 20, 2012


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Date Posted

November 9, 2012

Last Updated: November 27, 2012