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Model P-20 Partnerships for Principal Preparation Grant
“Equipping School Building Leaders”
Announcement of Funding Opportunity


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Legislative Authority

The Model P-20 Partnerships for the Principal Preparation program is authorized under Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Purpose of Grant

The New York State Education Department (the Department) will use state set-aside monies from its federal Title IIA funds to establish model P-20 partnerships for principal preparation.  Partners will collaborate on the re-design of preparation programs so aspiring building leaders who emerge are better equipped to take on the challenges of leading high-need schools and to achieve improved outcomes for all students. 

The ultimate vision is to spur and support a growing statewide network of Regional P-20 Partnership Programs that share the aim of improving principal preparation and thus enhancing staff and school performance and contributing to improved student academic success.  The Department’s vision is that one day such programs will enable sizable cohorts of candidates to participate in clinically-rich, full-year, full-time, internships at no cost to the candidate.

Project Period

The funding period includes: July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019 and July 1, 2019-Sept. 30, 2020.

Eligible Partnerships and Memorandum of Agreement

For this grant opportunity, an eligible public school district (listed in Eligible Applicants and Allocation of Funds ) must form an eligible partnership and submit a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by all partners and initialed on every page by each partner. The public-school district partner must serve as the applicant/fiscal agent for this grant program.

Each eligible partnership must include three organizations:

  1. an eligible public school district (these are listed in Table 1);
  2. an institution of higher education (IHE) with a graduate program in school leadership that is registered with the Department; and
  3. another entity with leadership development expertise (hereinafter “leadership development partner entity” or LDP entity). 

The role of each partner is to be decided collaboratively by the partners and described in the MOA. 

The requirement that the IHE partner have a registered graduate program in school leadership is to establish the partner’s qualifications to carry out the terms of this program; however, the funding is for partnerships to develop a new program, pursuant to the terms of this RFA.

Applicants must submit a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by all three required partners and initialed on every page by each partner in order to be funded. The MOA must (a) outline how the partnership will re-design programming to better prepare school building leaders—including a list of the Required Project Design Elements—(b) specify the role of each partner, and (c) detail all services each partner commits to provide and when they are expected to do it. (See Sample Memorandum of Agreement Template .)  Letters of support will not be accepted in lieu of a required partner’s signature on the MOA.

Amount of Funding

$5.8 million over two years:  $3.9 million will be allocated in 2018-19 (Year 1) and $1.9 million in 2019-20 (Year 2).

Application Due Date and Submission Instructions

Submit one (1) original signed application and four (4) copies of the application (in the format described in this Request for Applications, “RFA”) labeled- RFA #18-026, along with one (1) CD or flash drive containing a copy of the signed application in Microsoft Word (.doc) format or portable document format (.pdf).  Include all relevant appendices and required attachments on the CD or flash drive.

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Attn: Allison Armour-Garb
89 Washington Avenue, Room 975 EBA
Albany, NY 12234
ATTN: RFA #GC18-026

Applicants are responsible for making sure the application package is complete and in the correct order based on the Application Checklist . All materials, as detailed in the RFA, must be postmarked by June 29, 2018

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

All questions must be submitted via E-Mail to P20principalPrep@nysed.gov by June 14, 2018. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted here no later than June 18, 2018.

Grant Application Documents

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Questions and Answers

Last Updated: June 18, 2018