Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals (NYSIEB)
2012 Leadership Development for Principals to Create High Quality Programs for Emergent Bilingual Students

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Purpose of Funding

The purpose of this competitive grant is to provide funds for a leadership development program for 30-35 schools that are in need of improvement with large populations of English Language Learner/limited English Proficient students, hereinafter referred to as "emergent bilinguals." Funds will used to fund (1) release time for participants in the program and (2) materials purchases to support implementation of an Instructional Improvement Plan.

Eligible Applicants

Certain public school districts in Long Island, Westchester and New York City (detailed in chart below), with schools in need of improvement (SINI) identified because they are not making 2010-2011 Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) with their emergent bilinguals; with above average numbers of emergent bilinguals represented in SINI schools, for their region; and with above average numbers of emergent bilinguals represented in the SINI schools identified for not making progress with their emergent bilinguals (English Language Learners—ELLs).

Eligible school districts must submit a separate proposal narrative and FS-10 budget for each school included in their application. Eligible schools are listed in Attachment A. There are approximately 170 schools eligible for award.

This is a pilot program. Depending on its success, the grant program may be expanded to other parts of New York State.

Eligible Districts

Long Island



Central Islip





White Plains

New York City

NYC Dist #2

NYC Dist #6

NYC Dist #9

NYC Dist #10

NYC Dist #20

NYC Dist #24

NYC Dist #30


$1,015,000. The maximum award per participating school is up to $29,000. Approximately 30-35 awards are anticipated to be made.

Project Period

April 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012

Questions and Answers

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Due Date

Submit one (1) original application. Applications are due by 3:00 pm January 20, 2012 at the following location:

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Room 505 W EB
Albany, New York 12234
Attn. GC#12-006 R Duprey

An electronic copy (in Word or pdf format) is also due by 3:00 pm by January 20, 2011 and must be sent to gc12006@mail.nysed.gov.

(Applications may not be faxed)

Date Posted

December 29, 2011

Last Updated: January 13, 2012