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RFP# GC18-017
ESEA Title II, Part B Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document
List of Eligible Applicants Adobe PDF
Contract Boilerplate Word document

Purpose of Grant

Title II, Part B of the Elementary, and secondary Education Act (ESEA) legislation authorizes The Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) competitive grant program. The overarching purpose of this grant is to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science through partnerships that enhance teaching of elementary and secondary teachers (PK-12). Through partnerships between local school districts and Institutions of Higher Education, teachers participate in professional learning opportunities that strengthen content-pedagogical knowledge and instructional practices in mathematics and science. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics departments in Institutions of Higher Education are at the core of an innovative comprehensive systems approach to enhance teaching and learning.

Project Period

September 1, 2018-September 30, 2019

Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicant:

  • A high-need Local Education Agency: the high-need Local Education Agency (LEA) must be the applicant and fiscal agent of the partnership. The LEA must partner with an engineering, mathematics or science department of an Institution of Higher Education that has a registered curriculum in engineering, science or mathematics (section 101(a)) of the Higher Education Act of 1965).

    For purposes of this grant, a high-need LEA is defined as a public school district (“Eligible District”) or public charter school (“Eligible Charter School”) that has at least 50% of students from low-income families as determined using the criteria specified in code 0198 (Poverty-from low-income family) in New York State Student Information Repository System (SIRS), also known as the level 2 Statewide data warehouse, 2016-2017 school year. A list of eligible applicants that meet this criterion is posted here: List of Eligible Applicants Adobe PDF

    For the purpose of this application, NYCDOE will be the lead LEA applicant to serve schools in the NYC Community School Districts that are included on the eligibility list. Only one application from NYCDOE can be submitted.

Amount of Funding

Funding Projection for project period:
September 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019 is $7,500,000

Application Due Date and Mailing Address

Applications must be postmarked by: April 6, 2018

Submit 1 original and 3 copies to:

New York State Education Department
Office of Curriculum and Instruction
Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program
EBA 860
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Questions and Answers

All questions must be submitted via E-Mail to EMSCMSP@nysed.gov by March 5, 2018. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted here no later than March 23, 2018.

Non-Mandatory Notice of Intent

The Notice of Intent (NOI) is not a requirement for submitting a complete application by the application date; however, NYSED strongly encourages all prospective applicants to submit an NOI to ensure a timely and thorough review and rating process. A non-profit applicant’s NOI will also help to facilitate timely review of their prequalification materials. The notice of intent is a simple email notice stating your organization’s (use the legal name) intent to submit an application for this grant. Please also include your organization’s NYS Vendor ID. The due date is March 26, 2018. Please send the NOI to EMSCMSP@nysed.gov.

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document
List of Eligible Applicants Adobe PDF
Contract Boilerplate Word document

Last Updated: February 21, 2018