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State-Supported Schools for the Blind and Deaf Facility Grant Program
4201 Capital Program
Request for Applications (RFA)
Announcement of Funding Opportunity


Grant Application Documents

Grant Program Request for Application Information Adobe PDF | Grant Program Request for Application Information Word document
Scoring Rubric Excel
Facility Grant Program Application Excel

Legislative Authority

The 2019-20 Enacted Budget provided $30 million in capital funds for the alteration, rehabilitation and improvement of various facilities operated by the State-supported Schools for the Blind and Deaf authorized under Article 85 of the Education Law.

Purpose of Grant

The appropriation requires that funds be prioritized for health and safety needs and apportioned based on a plan developed by the State Education Department (SED) and approved by the Division of the Budget (DOB). This RFA represents such approved plan.

Anticipated Project Period

Start Date: 10/1/2020
End Date: 9/30/2025

Eligible Applicants

See list of Eligible Applicants in the Grant Program Request for Application Information Adobe PDF document.

Amount of Funding

$30 million will be awarded for eligible projects pursuant to this RFA.

  • $15 million will be allocated for projects totaling $500,000 or more.
  • $15 million will be allocated for projects under $500,000.

Application Due Date and Mailing Address/ Electronic Filing Due Date

The complete grant application form (which can be found on this page in the grant application documents section) and all necessary supporting documents must be filed and sent electronically via email to 4201CapitalGrant@nysed.gov no later than May 15, 2020. Submit 1 original copy of the Application Cover Page with original signature of the Chief Administrative Officer postmarked by May 15, 2020 to:

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Office of Facilities Planning
Room 1060 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

Questions and Answers

All questions must be submitted via email to 4201CapitalGrant@nysed.gov by March 9, 2020. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted here no later than April 6, 2020.

Pre-qualification Requirement

Proposals received from nonprofit applicants that are not Prequalified in the Grants Gateway by 5:00 PM on the proposal due date of May 15, 2020 cannot be evaluated. Such proposals will be disqualified from further consideration. Please see the “Prequalification Requirement” section for additional information.

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 April 24, 2020.  Please send the NOI to 4201CapitalGrant@nysed.gov.

NYSED Designated Contacts

Program: Joshua Staples, Rosanne Groff
Fiscal: Adam Kutryb
M/WBE: Aimee Lang

4201CapitalGrant@nysed.gov

Grant Application Documents

Grant Program Request for Application Information Adobe PDF | Grant Program Request for Application Information Word document
Scoring Rubric Excel
Facility Grant Program Application Excel

Last Updated: February 10, 2020