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Announcement of Funding Opportunity
RFP #: GC20-019

2020-2026 NYS Pathways in Technology Early College High School (NYS P-TECH) Program


  • Update 9/26/19: The application due date has been extended from October 1, 2019 to October 3, 2019.

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document

Purpose of Grant

The New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School (NYS P-TECH) Program will prepare thousands of New York students for high-skills jobs of the future in technology, manufacturing, and finance. The model incorporates an integrated six-year program that combines high school, college, and career training and will be targeted to academically and economically at-risk students.

Project Period

January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2026. The planning period is from January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020 and implementation years are from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026.


The project seeks to fund regional partnerships that respond to the greatest need for enhanced access to post-secondary opportunity for students and the potential to build a local talent pipeline for industries with a favorable job outlook. Each partnership will include K-12, higher education, and business/employer partners.

Eligible Fiscal Agents/ Applicants

A New York State public school district or a BOCES must serve as the fiscal agent/applicant for each application.

Amount of Funding

It is anticipated that a total of 24 million dollars will be available over the seven-year grant term, contingent on availability of funds.


Subcontracting will be limited to twenty percent (20%) of the total annual budget and shall include an outside evaluator to ensure the approved program meets the minimum performance criteria as outlined in the Responsibilities of Partner section of this RFP. The cost of the outside evaluator may not exceed $2,000 annually. Subcontracting is defined as non-employee direct personal services and related incidental expenses, including travel; it does not include service contracts between members of the partnership. This limit applies to subcontracting carried out by the lead applicant and members of the partnership. It is the responsibility of the lead applicant/fiscal agent to ensure that the aggregate total subcontracting carried out by the lead applicant/fiscal agent and the partners does not exceed the 20% subcontracting limit.

Mandatory Application Requirements

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that has been signed by the leaders of each partner organization is required. Applications that do not include a MOU signed by all partners and meeting certain content requirements, as specified in the “Eligibility and Mandatory Application Requirements” section beginning on page 7, will not be reviewed for consideration. Letters of support will not be accepted in lieu of a partner’s signature on the MOU.

Application Due Date and Mailing Address

Submit 1 original and 3 copies postmarked no later than October 3, 2019. Also submit an electronic version containing all application and M/WBE documents in Microsoft Office or PDF format. They should be submitted to: NYSPTECH@nysed.gov.

New York State Education Department
Office of Postsecondary Access, Support, and Success
971 EBA
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234

Questions and Answers

All questions must be submitted via e-mail to NYSPTECH@nysed.gov by September 3, 2019. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted to the Pathways in Technology (NYS P-TECH) Program page no later than September 17, 2019.

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document

Last Updated: September 26, 2019