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RFP GC#15-003: 2016-2021 Bilingual Education Program
Announcement of Funding Opportunity


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Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF PDF icon (1.18 MB) | Application in Word Word document icon (162 KB)
Questions and Answers Summary PDF icon (384 KB)

Purpose of Grant

The New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL), is seeking applications from Public School Districts for a Bilingual Education Program (transitional bilingual and one-way and two-way dual language) that provides English Language Learners (ELLs) with home language instruction as well as English/English as a New Language instruction. Bilingual Education Programs seek to offer students the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural while improving their academic ability. Students learn to speak, read, and write in two languages, and also learn about other cultures while developing strong self-esteem and diverse language skills. The primary purpose of this grant program is to develop academic excellence and bilingual proficiency for ELLs, and depending on the model, English Proficient (EP) students, and to promote new Bilingual Education programs in school districts across the State.

Eligible Applicants

  • Eligible applicants are public school districts in New York State that are NOT currently operating Bilingual Education Programs with Federal, State, or Local funds.
  • In New York City, the eligible applicants are Community School Districts within NYCDOE that are NOT currently operating Bilingual Education Programs with Federal, State, or Local funds.

Funding & Project Period

Source: NYS Budget Estimated Funds Available: $2.5 million Anticipated Project period: 7/1/16 through 6/30/21. It is expected that $500,000 will be available each year subject to continued funding by the NYS Budget. The annual maximum grant amount per awardee is $50,000.

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers Summary PDF icon (384 KB)

All questions must be submitted by E-Mail to BilingualProgramRFP@nysed.gov by close of business on January 15, 2016.  A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted here no later than January 28, 2016.

Application Deadline and Submission Information

Submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of the application, and a copy saved on a disc, postmarked by February 12, 2016 to: 

New York State Education Department
Grants Management , EBA 464
Albany, NY 12234

Attn:  Bilingual Grant

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF PDF icon (1.18 MB) | Application in Word Word document icon (162 KB)
Questions and Answers Summary PDF icon (384 KB)

Last Updated: January 29, 2016