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2016-2021 Bilingual Education Program Grant Application
Full RFP with Attachments 2016-2021 Bilingual Education Program Grant Application
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.   
Application Due Date

Applications must be postmarked by May 11, 2016

Detailed instructions are available on the 2016-2021 Bilingual Education Program Grant Application page.

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers PDF icon (380 KB) – Posted 4/26/16

All questions must be submitted by E-Mail to BilingualProgramRFP@nysed.gov by close of business on April 13, 2016.  A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted here no later than April 27, 2016.

Date Posted

April 5, 2016

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2016-2019 New York State Charter School Dissemination Grant Program Application
Full RFP with Attachments 2016-2019 New York State Charter School Dissemination Grant Program Application
Application Due Date

UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended from March 11, 2016 to March 18, 2016.

Complete applications must be submitted electronically through the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Fluid Review portal and postmarked by March 18, 2016. See the Application Submission Instructions section of this Request for Proposals (RFP) for details.

Detailed instructions are available on the 2016-2019 New York State Charter School Dissemination Grant page.

Purpose of Grant The purpose of the New York State Charter School Dissemination grant program is to provide funds to support the dissemination of effective practices and programs that have been developed, tested, and proven successful in New York State charter schools. Funds are available to assist charter schools in disseminating their effective practices to any district school(s) in New York through designated partnerships.
Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers PDF icon (157 KB)

All questions about this RFP must be emailed to charterschools@nysed.gov no later than February 12, 2016. A questions and answers summary will be posted here by February 24, 2016.

Date Posted

January 29, 2016

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2016-2019 McKinney Vento Program Application
Full RFP with Attachments 2016-2019 McKinney Vento Program Grant Application
Purpose of Grant The purpose of McKinney-Vento funding is to facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youth. 
Application Due Date

Applications must be postmarked by February 26, 2016 and an electronic version of the complete application must be received in the RFP email inbox by February 26, 2016.

Detailed instructions are available on the 2016-2019 McKinney Vento Program page.

Informational Webinar A pre-recorded informational webinar is now available on the 2016-2019 McKinney Vento Program page.
Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers PDF icon (544 KB) – Posted 2/3/16

Questions regarding this RFP may be submitted to homelessrfp@nysed.gov. The deadline for questions is January 26, 2016 A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted here no later than February 3, 2016.

Date Posted

January 11, 2016

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2016-2021 Bilingual Education Program Grant Application
Full RFP with Attachments 2016-2021 Bilingual Education Program Grant Application
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.    
Application Due Date

Applications must be postmarked by February 12, 2016

Detailed instructions are available on the 2016-2021 Bilingual Education Program Grant Application page.

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.

Date Posted

December 21, 2015

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2016-2021 Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Program Competitive Grant Application
Full RFP with Attachments 2016-2021 Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Program Competitive Grant Application
Purpose of Grant The primary purpose of the ESD/SVP Program is to award competitive grants to provide support to students through extended school day activities and/or school safety programs which promote violence prevention. Programs must demonstrate consistency with the school safety plans required by section twenty-eight hundred one-a of the Education Law and should not displace existing school district after-school funding. School districts and not-for-profit organizations working in collaboration with a public school district(s) may submit an application to conduct an ESD program or a SVP program or a combination of both.
Application Due Date

The due date for electronic application submissions to the FluidReview portal is January 15, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Complete applications must be submitted electronically through the FluidReview portal by such time. Instructions for submission through this portal are available at: https://nysed-esdsvp.fluidreview.com.
Note: The FluidReview submission portal is now available.

Detailed instructions are available on the 2016-2021 Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention Program Competitive Grant Application page.

Questions and Answers

Part I: Questions and Answers Summary PDF icon (421 KB) – Posted 12/3/15

Part II: Questions and Answers Summary PDF icon (652 KB) – Posted 12/3/15

Date Posted

November 2, 2015

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Persistently Struggling Schools Grant (PSSG) Application Education Law 211-f and Commissioner’s Regulation 100.19
Funding Period: July 1, 2015 – March 31, 2017
Full RFP with Attachments Persistently Struggling Schools Grant (PSSG) Application
Education Law 211-f and Commissioner’s Regulation 100.19
Background Education Law Section 211-f designates current Priority Schools that have been in the most severe accountability status since the 2006-07 school year as “Persistently Failing Schools” and vests the superintendent of the district with the powers of a receiver.  Pursuant to Commissioner’s Regulation 100.19, these schools have been identified as “Persistently Struggling Schools.” Section 211-f of Education Law provides persons or entities vested with the powers of a receiver new authority to, among other things, develop a school intervention plan; convert schools to community schools providing wrap-around services; reallocate funds in the school’s budget; expand the school day or school year; establish professional development plans; order the conversion of the school to a charter school consistent with applicable state laws; remove staff and/or require staff to reapply for their jobs in collaboration with a staffing committee; and negotiate collective bargaining agreements, with any unresolved issues submitted to the Commissioner for decision. 
Purpose

Beginning on July 1, 2015, schools identified as Persistently Struggling will be eligible for a portion of $75 million to support and implement turnaround efforts over a 21 month period.  The superintendent is given an initial one-year period to use the enhanced authority of a Receiver to make demonstrable improvement in student performance at the Persistently Struggling School or the Commissioner will direct that the school board appoint an Independent Receiver and submit the appointment for approval to the Commissioner. Independent Receivers are appointed for up to three school years and will enter into a contract with the NYS Education Department.

The Department shall reserve the larger of $200,000 or an amount equivalent to ten percent of a school’s Persistently Struggling Schools Grant (PSSG) to pay for potential 2016-17 school year activities and/or the contracted costs of the Independent Receiver.  NYSED will provide guidance at a later time on the application process to access schools' contingency reserve funds if no Independent Receiver is appointed.  Click link below for information on Commissioner’s Regulation 100.19.

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/de/documents/
Section100.19oftheRegulationsoftheCommissionerofEducation.pdf
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Application Due Date

Complete applications along with revised department approved plans must be submitted electronically to Receivership@nysed.gov  by no later than 5 p.m. on November 12, 2015.

Detailed instructions are available on the Persistently Struggling Schools Grant (PSSG) Application Education Law 211-f and Commissioner’s Regulation 100.19 page.

Date Posted

October 15, 2015

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FY 2015 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs)
Full RFP with Attachments FY 2015 National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grant for School Food Authorities (SFAs)
Project Purpose

The School Food Service Equipment Grant is intended to improve the infrastructure of the NSLP. This will be achieved by providing the opportunity for schools to purchase equipment to serve healthier meals that meet the updated meal patterns, improve the overall quality of meals, improve efficiency of production and service and expand participation.

Application Due Date

Applications must be postmarked by October 16, 2015

Detailed instructions are available on the NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant Application page.

Questions

Questions and Answers Summary PDF icon (244 KB) – Posted 10/5/15

For additional information or assistance please contact:
foodequip@nysed.gov

Date Posted

September 14, 2015

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2015-16 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a) - Basic School Improvement Grant Application
Full RFP with Attachments 2015-16 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a) - Basic School Improvement Grant Application
Project Purpose

Section 1003(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that State Education Agencies allocate funds to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) for Title I Priority and Focus Schools to meet the progress goals in their District Comprehensive Improvement Plan and School Comprehensive Education Plan(s) (DCIP/SCEP) and thereby improve student performance.

These funds are to be used to support implementation of school improvement activities as required in the 2015-2019 ESEA flexibility waiver.  More information regarding the approved four-year flexibility renewal can be found at:http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/ESEAFlexibilityWaiver.html

Technical Assistance Technical assistance on how to complete your application is available at:
2015-16 Title I 1003(a) Basic School Improvement Grant Technical Assistance
Application Due Date

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until November 30, 2015, but all activities are subject to review and approval for funding.  Applications with activities starting in September are due by August 31, 2015.  Districts may submit a full or partial application in August and then submit revisions as needed until June 30, 2016. 

Detailed instructions are available on the SIG Grant Application page.

Questions For additional information or assistance please contact:
SIGA@nysed.gov
Date Posted

August 6, 2015

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2015-16 Expanded Prekindergarten for Three- and Four-Year Old Students in
High-Need School Districts
Full RFP with Attachments Expanded Prekindergarten for Three- and Four-Year Old Students in High-Need School Districts
Purpose of Grant

The purpose of the Expanded Prekindergarten for Three- and Four-Year Old Students in High Need School Districts is to increase the availability of high quality prekindergarten placements for high need children and schools within New York State.

For additional information review the Expanded Prekindergarten Grant Application Documents.

Mandatory Notice of Intent To assist the Department in planning for the grant review process and expediting the announcement of awards, school districts that intend to submit a proposal must submit a Notice of Intent via email to PREKRFP@nysed.gov no later than July 20, 2015. The Department will post on its website by July 25, 2015 a list of school districts that submitted the mandatory Notice of Intent to apply for these funds.
Application Due Date

Applications must be postmarked by August 11, 2015.

Detailed instructions are available on the Expanded Prekindergarten Grant page.

Questions and Answers

All questions must be submitted via E-Mail to PREKRFP@nysed.gov by close of business July 8, 2015.  A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted here no later than July 13, 2015.

Questions and Answers PDF icon (253 KB) – Posted 7/13/15

Date Posted

June 26, 2015

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1003(g) School Improvement Grant (SIG) – Round 6 (TA-16)
Full RFP with Attachments 1003(g) School Improvement Grant (SIG) – Round 6 (TA-16)
Purpose of Grant

The primary purpose of the SIG is to provide Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with an opportunity to support the implementation of a whole-school change model in their Priority Schools. This grant allows for three federally-designated models to do so: Turnaround, Restart, and Transformation. In addition, this grant is introducing three additional models – Innovation Framework, Evidence-based, and Early Learning Intervention. A secondary purpose of the SIG is to support this school closure process. In certain cases the LEA, in collaboration with the local community, may conclude the best option for its students is to close the existing school and transfer students to existing higher achieving options within the district. The requirements and parameters set forth in this Request for Proposals (RFP) will serve as the quality standard for an approvable SIG plan. LEAs will be expected to fully implement the SIG plan in its funded Priority Schools through available resources including, but not limited to, the SIG. The SIG plans in this RFP must be designed to meet one of the intervention models.

For additional information review the SIG Grant Application Documents.

Application Due Date

Complete hardcopy applications must be postmarked by July 22, 2015 and complete electronic copies must be submitted through the Review Room portal no later than 3:00 p.m. on July 22, 2015.

Detailed instructions are available on the 1003(g) School Improvement Grant (SIG) – Round 6 (TA-16) page.

Questions and Answers
  • Webinar Information: This pre-recorded informational webinar reviews the purpose and key aspects of the School School Improvement Grant: 
    https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/
    lsr.php?RCID= 323672e3a0f641c3828b4d6d22460d54
     External link
  • Questions about this RFP must be received by June 24, 2015, and submitted to: SIGAPP2015@nysed.gov and should not include technical questions related to submission of the application through the Review Room portal.
  • Questions and Answers about this RFP, not including technical questions related to submission through the electronic portal, will be posted here by July 8, 2015. No individual responses will be provided.
  • Technical questions related to submission through the electronic portal can be submitted at any time and must be directed toward Tracy Farrell at tracy.farrell@nysed.gov.
Date Posted

June 10, 2015

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GC# 15-011 2015-2018 Learning Technology Grant Application
Full RFP with Attachments GC# 15-011 2015-2018 Learning Technology Grant Application
Purpose of Grant

The purpose of this grant is to help transform learning environments through the integrated use of instructional technology in classrooms and school libraries, and to provide sustained professional development to increase the skills of teachers and school librarians in the use of instructional technology in coordination and implementation of the Learning Standards of New York State,  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/standards.html , and the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards,  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/common_core_standards/ . The goals of this grant are to integrate instructional technology in classrooms and school libraries to help students attain higher levels of performance in the State Learning Standards of NY and NYS Common Core Learning Standards to ensure that all New York State students graduate from high school ready for college and careers.

Project Period

The grant period is three years, from December 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018.

Application Due Date

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, September, 18, 2015

Detailed instructions are available on the GC# 15-011 2015-2018 Learning Technology Grant Application page.

Questions and Answers

All questions must be submitted by E-Mail to LTG2015@nysed.gov by close of business, Friday, June 26, 2015. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted here no later than close of business, Friday, July 10, 2015.

Questions and Answers PDF icon (210 KB) – Posted 7/9/15

Date Posted

June 8, 2015

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GC# 15-012 Program Development Grant to Prepare Students with Disabilities to Exit School with Work Readiness Skills
Full RFP with Attachments GC# 15-012 Program Development Grant to Prepare Students with Disabilities to Exit School with Work Readiness Skills
Purpose/Goal

The Program Development Grant program is a competitive grant program to provide funding for schools to enhance their instructional programs to increase students with disabilities’ access to and participation in career and technical education (CTE) coursework, instruction in the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) learning standards, and work-based learning opportunities to fulfill requirements for the award of the NYS CDOS Commencement Credential.

Eligible Applicants

New York State school districts, approved private schools, Special Act School Districts, (see link below), State supported schools and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES) are eligible to apply. Eligible applicants may apply individually or form a consortium with one or more eligible applicants.

For more information on the approved private schools:
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/privateschools/home.html

No eligible applicant may individually apply for, lead or be a member of an applicant consortium, for more than one grant application.
Application Due Date

Applications must be postmarked by May 29, 2015.

Detailed instructions are available on the GC# 15-012 Program Development Grant to Prepare Students with Disabilities to Exit School with Work Readiness Skills page.

Questions and Answers Questions and Answers PDF icon (460KB) – Posted 4/22/15
Date Posted

March 25, 2015

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2015-16 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a) Reward School Dissemination Grants – Round 2
Full RFP with Attachments 2015-16 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a) Reward School Dissemination Grants – Round 2
Purpose of Funding

Section 1003(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires that State Education Agencies allocate funds to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to carry out the State's responsibilities under sections 1116 and 1117, including support for Reward Schools to disseminate best practices, mentor low performing schools, and refine and enhance the Reward School’s own best practices.

Eligible Applicants

Only Title I Districts with Title I Schools identified as Reward Schools for student performance in both the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years are eligible to apply for this grant.  Title I Districts must have submitted the 2014-15 Title I Supplement designating the Title I status for all schools.  Non-Title I Reward Schools and Charter Schools are not eligible for this grant.

A list of Eligible Title I Reward Schools is available at: 2015-16 Reward School Dissemination Eligibility List PDF icon (113 KB)

Some Title I Districts with Reward Schools that met the two year identification criteria did not correctly report the Title I school status in the 2014-15 Title I Supplement.  These schools are potentially eligible for this grant.  The districts must update their 2014-15 Title I Supplement reports online, and the Title I Office will review the data to determine the final eligibility for these schools. 

The Title I Supplement online form is found at (Please do not submit hard copies): http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/consolidatedappupdate/
1314/suppinstruct.html

The list of Potentially Eligible Title I Reward Schools is available at: 2015-16 Reward School Dissemination Eligibility List PDF icon (113 KB)

Application Due Date

NEW: The application deadline has been extended to March 31, 2015.

Detailed instructions are available on the 2015-16 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a) Reward School Dissemination Grants – Round 2 page.

Date Posted

January 29, 2015

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2015-17 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Programs
to Serve Incarcerated Youth
  • UPDATE January 16, 2015
    • NYSED has corrected an error in this RFP. Certain county facilities were omitted in error from the facilities listed in RFP Attachment C. Please note, all county jails are eligible facilities for Perkins incarcerated youth funds. Attachment C has been updated and the added facilities are listed in bold font. Please download the corrected version of this RFP.
Full RFP with Attachments 2015-17 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Programs to Serve Incarcerated Youth
Purpose of Funding

The Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Incarcerated Youth Program is a competitive grant program intended to provide CTE programs and activities in facilities providing educational services to incarcerated individuals under the age of 21. 

Eligible Applicants

Public school districts, BOCES, charter schools, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), and the Office for Children and Family Services (OCFS) are eligible to apply for this grant. Applicants must have a minimum of one year of experience providing basic career and technical skill instruction to incarcerated youth in correctional facilities in New York State.

Application Due Date

Applications must be postmarked by February 20, 2015.

Detailed instructions are available on the 2015-17 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act Programs to Serve Incarcerated Youth Grant page.

Questions Questions and Answers PDF icon (376 KB) document posted February 3, 2015.
Date Posted

January 8, 2015

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FY 2015-18 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a):
Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program
Full RFP with Attachments FY 2015-18 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a): Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program
Project Purpose

The purpose of the Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program is to increase student achievement in Priority and Focus Schools by encouraging greater socioeconomic integration in these schools. 

Title I School Improvement Grant funds under Section 1003(a) must be used to support Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that receive Title I funds and:

  • Serve the lowest achieving schools;
  • Demonstrate the greatest need for such funding;
  • Demonstrate the strongest commitment to ensuring that such funds are used to enable the lowest achieving schools to meet the progress goals in their school improvement plans; and
  • Have been identified for improvement based on the State’s accountability system.
Eligibility

Title I Focus Districts with poverty rates of at least 60% and at least ten (10) schools in their district are eligible to apply for this grant.  

Only Title I Focus or Priority Schools with a poverty rate of at least 70% are eligible for this program.  Charter Schools, Non-Title I Schools and Priority Schools receiving School Improvement Grants under Section 1003(g) or School Innovation Fund Grants are not for eligible for this grant.

Application Due Date

Applications must be postmarked by February 13, 2015.

Detailed instructions are available on the Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program Grant page.

Date Posted

December 30, 2014

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Last Updated: April 26, 2016