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New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals (NYSIEB)
2013 Leadership Development for Principals to Create High Quality Programs for Emergent Bilingual Students

Application in PDF PDF icon (194KB) | Application in Word Word document icon (523KB)

Purpose of Funding

The purpose of this competitive grant is to provide funds for a leadership development program for 16 focus or priority schools 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, Rockland, Westchester, Hudson Valley, Central New York, Western New York, and New York City (detailed in chart below), with focus and priority schools with below average performance of emergent bilinguals.

Eligible school districts must submit a separate proposal narrative and budget narrative and school budget form [Attachment F] for each school included in their application, as well as signed principal commitment form [Attachment D]. One complete application must be submitted by each district with one FS 10 for the district for all schools. Eligible schools are listed in Attachment A. There are approximately 177 schools eligible for award.

Eligible Districts

Long Island


Central Islip




East Ramapo

Hudson Valley


Central New York


Western New York




New York City

NYC Dist #s 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31


$500,000. The maximum award per participating school is $30,000 to $34,300 depending on the region.  Approximately 16 awards are anticipated to be made.

Project Period

January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013

Informational Session and Webinar

An optional information session will be held on October 4th, 2012 from 4:00-5:30 in New York City with a video connection to Central Western New York. A webinar will be held earlier the same day, on October 4th, 2012, from 12:00-1:00pm. The webinar is now available below:
2013 Leadership Development for Emergent Bilinguals Grant Informational Session-20121004 1602-1 external link icon
October 4, 2012, 1:06 pm New York Time
49 mins

The two locations for the in person meeting are:


NYS Education Department
116 W 32nd Street 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Central/Western New York State

OCM BOCES Henry Campus
6820 Thompson Rd
Syracuse, NY 13211
(in the Distant Learning Center.)


Meeting Number: 628 162 458
Meeting Password: bilingual
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): +1-408-600-3600
Access code:628 162 458
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Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers are now posted. PDF icon (13KB)

Due Date

Submit one (1) original application with original signatures. Applications must be postmarked by October 26, 2012 and sent to the following location:

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Room 464, EBA
Albany, New York 12234
Attn. GC#13-006

An electronic copy (in Word or pdf format) is also due by October 26, 2012 and must be sent to NYSIEB12@MAIL.NYSED.GOV.

(Applications may not be faxed)

Date Posted

September 26, 2012

Last Updated: October 19, 2012