P-12

Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

Grants Administered by the New York State Education Department


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2014-15 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a)
Reward School Dissemination Grants

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2014-15 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a)
Reward School Dissemination Grants

Purpose of Allocation

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.

Eligibility

Only Title I Districts with Title I Schools identified as Reward Schools for student performance in both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years are eligible to apply for this grant.  Title I Districts must have submitted the 2013-14 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.

See Attachment 1 for the list of Eligible Title I Reward Schools PDF icon (188 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 2013-14 Title I Supplement.  These schools are potentially eligible for this grant.  The districts must update their 2013-14 Title I Supplement reports online, and the Title I Office will review the data to determine the final eligibility for these schools. The online form is available at:

Title I Supplement Online Form (Please do not submit hard copies)

See Attachment 2 for the list of Potentially Eligible Title I Reward Schools PDF icon (299 KB)

Funding

Each Title I Reward School District will receive an allocation of up to $75,000 per Title I Reward School to support required activities and enhance the school and district’s best practices.  A maximum of $50,000 may be used to enhance the school and district’s best practices, and the balance of the allocation must be used for required activities to disseminate best practices and mentor low performing schools. 

The initial application should only request funding for the required Self-Assessment and participation in the May 8-9, 2014 training detailed below.  After completing the May training, districts can request funding for the required dissemination activities and activities to enhance the school and district best practices by submitting a budget amendment and the required program narratives.  Districts may include best practices that have occurred or will occur any time during the project period, but funding is contingent upon eligibility verification and application review by the Office of Accountability. 

A full description of this grant is available on the Reward Schools Dissemination Grants page.

Date Posted

March 6, 2014

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2014-17 Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (CR-ITI-BE)

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Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (CR-ITI-BE)

Purpose of Grant Program

The New York State Education Department (NYSED), Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies (OBE-FLS), is seeking applications from Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to operate a Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English as a Second Language (CR-ITI-BE) program, addressing the shortage of certified bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers throughout New York State (NYS).

Available Funding

Nine (9) Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) around the state will be selected for this ITI-CR-BE program: five (5) in NYC and four (4) in Rest of State (ROS).  The distribution of funding was determined by the number of ELL students in each region. 

Program Requirements

Participating IHEs will provide clinically-rich bilingual and/or ESL programs. Research identifies the following components of a clinically rich teacher preparation program. SED has modeled its application on these components:

  1. Rigorous recruitment of candidates and intensive candidate selection criteria.
  2. Collaboration for rigorous selection and training of the mentor-teacher.
  3. Integration of pedagogy with on the job training.
  4. Guided classroom practice through an internship with an effective educator.
  5. Mentoring by a trained mentor-teacher.
  6. Enrollment of candidates (cohort) in rigorous graduate level course work leading to a Bilingual extension and/or and English as a Second Language (ESL) certification that includes learning theory, research and content (Dual certification programs are especially encouraged).
  7. Support of partnerships through on-going professional development for mentor-teachers.
  8. Integration of technology.
  9. Continued support for the first years upon successful completion of the program.1
1National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2010), Transforming Teacher Education Through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy To Prepare effective Teachers. Washington DC: www.ncate.org/publications

Project Period

The grant period will be July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017, subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance of the grantee in the previous year. The first year grant period will be July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

New Prequalification Requirement

The State of New York has implemented a new statewide prequalification process (described in http://www.grantsreform.ny.gov/Grantees) designed to facilitate prompt contracting for not-for-profit vendors.  All not-for-profit vendors are required to pre-qualify prior to grant application.  This includes all currently funded not-for-profit institutions that have already received an award and are in the middle of the program cycle. The pre-qualification must be completed by all not-for-profit institutions in order to receive an award under this RFP.

Eligibility Requirements

Each application must be submitted by an eligible Institution of Higher Education (IHE), as lead applicant, in partnership with at least one eligible Local Education Agency (LEA), as defined below.

Eligible IHE -Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) with NYS certified program in Bilingual Education leading to a bilingual extension, and English and as Second Language (ESL) program leading to a certification in TESOL. 

Eligible LEA - a public school district within New York State that has at least 500 English Language Learners enrolled in the 2011-12 school year (See Attachment A).

An eligible partnership is a partnership between an IHE and an eligible local education agency (LEA), and defined through a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) (Attachment D).  An IHE must have a separate MOU with each partner. An eligible partnership may in addition to the LEA partner include other not-for-profit organizations or Boards of Cooperative Educational Services with historical evidence of success in education that provide services supporting ESL or Bilingual teacher certification and/or mentor-teacher development. The MOUs must be submitted with the application.  If an agreement is not submitted, the application will be disqualified.  If a MOU is not signed by all parties to the agreement, it will not be evaluated for scoring purposes and the application will be disqualified.

  1. The applicant must receive and administer the grant funds and submit the required reports to account for the use of grant funds;
  2. The applicant must be an active member of the partnership, except where SUNY or CUNY Research Foundations are the applicant/fiscal agent. In such case, the SUNY or CUNY campus will be considered the active lead IHE.
  3. The applicant/fiscal agent cannot act as a flow-through for grant funds to pass to other partners and third parties.
  4. The applicant is PROHIBITED from sub-granting funds to other recipients.  A sub-grant occurs when the applicant delegates programmatic decision making or responsibility for achieving program goals to a third party. The applicant is fully responsible for compliance with program requirements and achievement of program objectives.
  5. The applicant is permitted to sub-contract for services with other partners or consultants to provide services that the applicant cannot provide itself but are part of the program objective.
  6. The applicant shall take full responsibility for the acts and omissions of its partners and subcontractors.  Nothing in the partnership agreement or subcontract shall impair the rights of NYSED under its agreement with the applicant.  No contractual relationship shall be deemed to exist between the partner/subcontractor and NYSED.
  7. The applicant is responsible for the performance of any service provided by the partners, consultants, or other organizations and must coordinate how each plan to participate.
Questions and Answers Questions regarding this Grant Application must be submitted by E-mail to CRITIBERFP@mail.nysed.gov  no later than March 14, 2014.  A Questions and Answers Summary is now posted PDF icon (130KB)
Due Date

Submit one (1) original application and two (2) copies with original signatures.  Applications must be postmarked by April 4, 2014 and sent to the following location:

NYS Education Department
Attn: Clinically Rich Intensive Teacher Institute Grant
Grants Management, Room 481 EBA
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, N.Y. 12234

Date Posted

February 25, 2014

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2014-16 Title II, Part B Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant

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REVISED RFP DOCUMENT POSTED 2/14/14:

2014-16 Title II, Part B Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant

Purpose of Funding

The Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program is a competitive grant program intended to increase academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by supporting and enhancing the content knowledge and instructional practices for teachers of mathematics and science. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) departments in institutions of higher education are at the core of an innovative comprehensive systems approach to improve efforts for teaching and learning in mathematics and science.
Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicant - A Partnership that includes:

  • A high-need local education agency: The high-need Local Education Agency (LEA) must be the applicant and fiscal agent of the partnership.

    For purposes of this grant, a high-need LEA is defined as a public school district (“Eligible District”) or public charter school (“Eligible Charter School”) that has at least 50% of students from low-income families as determined using the criteria specified in Code 0198 (Poverty - from low-income family) in the New York State Student Information Repository System (SIRS), also known as the Level 2 Statewide data warehouse, for the 2012-2013 school year. A list of eligible applicants that meet this criterion can be found in Attachment III – Eligibility List. The eligibility list is based on the data submitted and certified by public school districts and public charter schools in the SIRS BEDS Day Enrollment Verification Report by Location of Enrollment & Student Subgroup.

    OR
  • Consortiums, defined as follows:
    • Eligible District-led consortiums comprising Eligible Districts as consortium members; or
    • Eligible Charter School-led consortiums comprising Eligible Charter Schools as consortiums members (note: a charter management organization cannot be a lead applicant or a consortium member)

AND (all applications must include)

  • an engineering, mathematics, or science department of an institution of higher education that has a registered curriculum in engineering, science or mathematics (Section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965).

Additional requirements:

  • Eligible applicants can apply individually or as part of a consortium, but not both.
  • The consortium lead LEA must be an active participant in the consortium, providing a minimum of 20% of the grant activities.
  • No eligible applicants may individually apply for, lead or be a member of an applicant consortium, for more than one MSP Math grant application and one MSP Science grant application.
  • Please see NYSED’s Consortium Policy for State and Federal Discretionary Grant Programs  (within the Program Description section of this RFP)
Funding and Important Dates

Source: USDE Title II Part B
Estimated Funds Available: $24 million
Anticipated Project period: 7/1/14 through 6/30/16.
It is expected that $12 million will be available in both Year 1 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) and Year 2 (July 1, 2015- June 30, 2016) subject to continued funding by the US Department of Education.

Distribution of Funding

Funds available will be divided into two Targeted Priority Areas:

      1.  Mathematics
      2.  Science

Funds available will be divided into two District Categories: 

  1. Big 5 (NYCDOE, Buffalo CSD, Syracuse CSD, Rochester CSD, and Yonkers CSD)
  2. Rest of State

Note:  Charter School applications will be included in the District Category of their school location. Consortia cannot form across the two District Categories or Targeted Priority Areas.

Questions & Answers

Questions and Answers Summary PDF icon (371 KB) – Posted 2/14/14

Questions about this RFP must be sent to emscmsp@mail.nysed.gov no later than February 7, 2014.  All questions and answers will be posted here by February 14, 2014.

Due Date and Submission

Applications must be Postmarked  by:
March 7, 2014

Anticipated Preliminary Award Notification:
May 2014

Anticipated Project Period:
July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016

Submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of the application postmarked by March 7, 2014 to:

New York State Education Department
Attn:  2014-16 Math & Science Partnerships Grant
Grants Management , EBA 464
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

NYSED Contacts Program Matters: Ann Crotty, emscMSP@mail.nysed.gov
Fiscal Matters: Nell Brady, emscMSP@mail.nysed.gov
M/WBE Matters: Joan Ramsey, emscMSP@mail.nysed.gov

Date Posted

January 27, 2014

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Extended Learning Time Grant Program

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Extended Learning Time Grant Program

Purpose of Funding

The Extended Learning Time (ELT) Grant Program is authorized under subdivision 6-b of Section 3641 of New York State Education Law. The purpose of the ELT competitive grant program is to provide funding to school districts operating independently or in collaboration with not-for-profit community based organizations (CBOs) to increase school-wide learning opportunities in high-quality extended school day and/or extended school year programs with a focus on improving academic achievement.
Eligible Applicants

School districts operating independently or school districts acting as lead agency in collaboration with not-for-profit CBOs that put forward a proposal to improve student outcomes by adding at least 25 percent more time to the academic calendar beyond the current schedule, by extending the school day, school week, school year, or some combination thereof, either district-wide or in selected school buildings.

For this RFP BOCES and public charter schools are not eligible to apply for this grant program.
Funding

$20 million in the 2013-2014 school year and each school year thereafter, subject to grantee performance and annual appropriation.  Further, no school district shall receive more than 40 percent of the total school-wide extended learning time grant allocation.

In addition, implementation planning funding of up to $10,000 will be available January 1, 2014.

Project Period

Grants will be issued on a funding cycle to cover three school years (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16).  Subject to grantee performance and annual appropriation, funding for ELT will be renewed for the next two school years.  Implementation funding will be available:

  • January 1, 2014 for programs that will implement ELT starting in the 2013-14 school year*, or
  • July 1, 2014 for programs that will implement ELT starting in the 2014-15 school year.
* For grants implementing ELT in the 2013-14 school year, funding will be prorated based on additional hours in 2013-14 as a percentage of the 25% minimum additional hours on an annual basis.

Letter of Intent (LOI)

Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) designating the specific participating schools in which services will be delivered. LOIs should be sent via email to ELTGOV@mail.nysed.gov by 5:00 p.m. on October 7, 2013.

Questions & Answers

Questions and Answers PDF icon (411KB)
Note: A school district may subcontract with a for-profit vendor in their grant application. A school district may subcontract up to 20% of the total grant award to for-profit vendors. A not-for-profit partner in the grant application may not subcontract with a for-profit vendor for any of the services to be delivered in the application.

Due Date and Submission

Applicants must submit one original hardcopy application (including original signatures, as requested) plus three complete copies, as well as one complete electronic copy on compact disc in Microsoft Word (.doc) format or portable document format (.pdf), via postal mail to the following address:

New York State Education Department
Grants Management Office, 464 EBA
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
Attn: Betsy Kenney, Office of Student Support Services.

Complete applications must be postmarked by October 25, 2013.

Date Posted

September 4, 2013

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2013-14 Priority Full-day Prekindergarten and Expanded Half-day Prekindergarten Grant Program for High Need Students

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2013-14 Priority Full-day Prekindergarten and Expanded Half-day Prekindergarten Grant Program for High Need Students

Legislative Authority and Purpose of Grant Funds

Chapter 53, Section 1 of the Laws of 2013 appropriates $25 million for prekindergarten grants to establish new high quality full-day and half-day prekindergarten placements and/or convert existing half-day slots to full-day for the highest need children and schools in public school districts. Preference shall be given to proposals establishing full-day placements, while ensuring that a portion of the grants awarded include the creation of new half-day placements.
Project Period

Initial period: Seven (7) months, from December 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

Grantees will have the opportunity to renew funding on an annual basis for the following school year and thereafter subject to the achievement of performance targets and the annual appropriation of funds in the State budget for this purpose. The project period for subsequent awards will be one year from July 1st through June 30th.

Eligible Applicants

A school district is eligible to apply for this grant if it has a Need Resource Index within the top 50 percent of all school districts, as most recently calculated by the State Education Department, or if it is a high-need school district based on the State Education Department's most recent calculation of the Need Resource Category.

A list of eligible districts, as well as the Need Resource Index for each public school district, can be accessed at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/upk/

For purposes of this grant, charter schools are not included in the definition of public schools and are not eligible to apply.

Notice of Intent

To assist SED in planning for the grant review process and expediting the announcement of awards, school districts that intend to submit a proposal are strongly encouraged to send a Notice of Intent via E-Mail to PREKRFP@mail.nysed.gov no later than September 30, 2013.

Application Due Date

Submit 1 original and 2 copies postmarked by October 16, 2013 to:

New York State Education Department
Attn: Full-Day Pre-K Grant
Grants Management
89 Washington Avenue
Room 464 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

Questions and Answers

All questions must be submitted via E-Mail to PREKRFP@mail.nysed.gov by close of business September 13, 2013. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted to http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/currentapps.html no later than September 25, 2013.

Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers Summary PDF icon (315KB) is now posted.

Webinar A pre-recorded webinar reviews the purposes and key aspects of the grant. To view this webinar you must register with your name and email address at: http://ellum2.nyit.edu/play_recording.html?recordingId=1336512912144_1379610057464 External Link Icon

Appendices (Separate Documents)

Appendix 1 - Grant Calculator
Appendix 2 - Self-Assessment Form
Appendix 3 - Quality Improvement Action Plan Form
Appendix 4 - Scoring Rubric
Appendix 5 - Collaboration Variance Request
Appendix 6 - Prekindergarten Grant Eligible Districts

Awardees

Award List PDF icon (8KB)

Date Posted

August 29, 2013

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2013-14 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a)
Basic School Improvement Grant Application

Full RFP with Attachments:

2013-14 Title I School Improvement Section 1003(a) - Basic School Improvement Grant Application

Purpose of Allocation

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 identified through the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness (DTSDE) reviews or a school review with district oversight and included in the DCIP/SCEP.

Eligibility

Only Title I Focus Districts are eligible to apply for this grant. The list of Focus Districts is posted at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/documents/2012-13FocusDistricts.xls. Non-Title I Focus Districts and Focus or Priority Charter Schools are not eligible for this grant.

Funding

Each Title I Focus District will receive the following additional allocation(s):

  • Title I Focus District base allocation: $50,000 per district
  • Title I Priority School: $30,000 per school
  • Title I Focus School: $20,000 per school

Please note: Non-Title I Schools and Priority Schools receiving 2013-14 School Improvement Grants under Section 1003(g) or 2013-14 School Innovation Fund Grants are not for eligible for an allocation under Section 1003(a). Only Title I schools providing instruction to students during the 2013-14 school year are eligible for an allocation.

Grant/Project Period

September 1, 2013* to August 31, 2014

* Districts may include allowable required activities encumbered as of September 1, 2013 in their grant application, but all expenditures are subject to NYSED approval.

Application Deadline

Applications must be postmarked by September 30, 2013.

Budget Amendment Deadline

All budget amendments are subject to review and approval. Amendments must be postmarked by June 30, 2014. Amendments must be submitted with sufficient time for review of any new activities. Amendments to adjust costs for approved activities or adjust fund codes can be accepted at any time during the project period; however supplies exceeding 10% of an activity cost always require a full review and must be submitted by June 30, 2014.

Late amendments will not be accepted.

Submission Instructions

Please Note: This is an LEA Grant. Do not submit an application for individual schools.

A complete application consists of one original bearing the original signature of the Superintendent and one electronic copy (CD, flash drive, or email to SIGA@mail.nysed.gov) including the following:

  • Cover page (with original signature)
  • Title I School Improvement Grant Allocation Chart
  • Title I School Improvement Grant Program Narrative Chart(s)
  • Assurances and Certification Regarding Lobbying, etc.
  • FS-10 Budget (with original signature)
    Form available at http://www.oms.nysed.gov/cafe/forms/

Electronic copies sent via email should include YOUR DISTRICT NAME in the subject line to expedite processing.

Send the completed application to:

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Grants Management, Room 464 EBA
Albany, New York 12234
Attn: Title I School Improvement, 1003(a) Application

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

Date Posted

August 15, 2013

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2013 Community Schools Grant Initiative (CSGI)

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2013 Community Schools Grant Initiative (CSGI)

Purpose of Grant Program

Pursuant to Education Law § 3641 subdivision 6-a, the Commissioner of the State Education Department (SED) is authorized to award competitive grants “to eligible school districts for plans that target school buildings as ‘community hubs to deliver co-located or school-linked academic, health, mental health, nutrition, counseling, legal and/or other services to students and their families in a manner that will lead to improved educational and other outcomes.’”

These “Community Schools” are public schools that emphasize family engagement and are characterized by strong partnerships and additional supports for students and families designed to counter environmental factors that impede student achievement. Fundamentally, Community Schools coordinate and maximize public, non-profit and private resources to deliver critical services to students and their families, thereby increasing student achievement and generating other positive outcomes. 

Grant Term

Grants will be for a term of three years, anticipated to begin on or before December 1, 2013, and to end June 30, 2016. Within this term there will be three program periods: December 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014; July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015; and July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

Eligibility Requirement

 

Community School grants will be awarded through a competitive Request for Proposals process.  Eligibility is as follows:

Public School Districts

  • Demonstration of Need: Any public school district may apply as long as the school district is 1) a high-need school district, or 2) an average-need school district with a minimum Extraordinary Needs percentage of 50% as most recently calculated by the State Education Department.  Lists of high- and average-need school districts and Extraordinary Needs percentages are available on the State Education Department website at this link: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/accountability/2011-12/NeedResourceCapacityIndex.pdf
  • Scope of Application: A school district may apply to support all or some of the schools in the district.  If a portion of schools within the district will be receiving supports, then those schools must be identified in the grant application narrative. 
  • Consortium of Public School Districts: A consortium of school districts may apply as long as all school districts in the consortium are 1) high-need school districts, or 2) average-need school districts with a minimum Extraordinary Needs percentage of 50%. Consortium applicants must comply with NYSED's Consortium Policy for State and Federal Discretionary Grant Programs found in section 5 of this RFP.
  • Ineligibility: BOCES and public charter schools are not eligible for grants under this initiative.

Additional Eligibility Options in New York City

  • Non-Profit Organizations: As provided by law, in New York City only, non-profit organizations (including non-profit community-based organizations) that collaborate with the school district may apply on behalf of the New York City school district with approval of the Chancellor of the school district. Non-profit applicants must submit with their applications a letter of support signed by the Chancellor. Applications with nonprofit leads must comply with NYSED's Requirements for Nonprofit-Led Applications found in section 5, Additional Grant Requirements.

Funding

Up to $15 million from the State FY2013-14 Enacted Budget will be available for grant awards supporting the Community Schools initiative.  Each eligible applicant may apply for a maximum allocation of $500,000 per Community School site (with only one Community School site per application) to be distributed over 3 years.  Awards will be made subject to the availability of funds and approval by the Commissioner. Pursuant to Education Law § 3641 subdivision 6-a, no single school district may receive more than forty percent (40%) of the $15 million available funding for this initiative. For purposes of this forty percent limitation, SED will consider the funding received by the New York City School District to consist of both any funding received by such district as an applicant and any funding received by non-profit organizations applying on behalf of such district.

Letter of Intent (LOI)


Letters of Intent (LOI) Received for Community Schools Grant Initiative (CSGI) PDF icon (41 KB) (Please note that the LOI is not a requirement for submitting a complete application by the application date.)

Applicants are requested to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) designating the specific participating school sites in which services will be delivered. The LOI should also identify the scope of the collaboration (intervention models, resource coordination, etc.) to the greatest extent practicable.

LOIs should be sent via email to commschool@mail.nysed.gov by 5:00 p.m. on September 6, 2013. Note: The LOI is not a requirement for submitting a complete application by the application date; however, NYSED strongly encourages all prospective applicants to submit an LOI to ensure a timely and thorough review and rating process. A non-profit applicant's LOI will also help to facilitate timely review of their prequalification materials (see section 3, Mandatory Requirements for additional information).

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers related to eligibility PDF icon (57 KB)
General Questions and Answers PDF icon (410 KB)

Application Due Date and Submission Instructions

Applicants must submit one original hardcopy application (including original signatures, as requested) plus three complete copies, as well as one complete electronic copy on compact disc in Microsoft Word (.doc) format or portable document format (.pdf), via postal mail to the following address:

New York State Education Department
Grants Management Office, 464 EBA
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Attn: Betsy Kenney, Office of Student Support Services

Complete applications must be postmarked by September 18, 2013.  

Awardees

Award List PDF icon (9KB)

Date Posted

August 9, 2013

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2013-14 Title I - SIG A Leadership - STEM Grant Application

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2013-14 Title I - SIG A Leadership - STEM Grant Application

Purpose of Allocation

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.

Funds will be allocated to Focus Districts to support partnerships with Higher Education Institutions (IHE), Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), education research organizations and/or local business and industry. The funds must be used to develop leadership programs for implementation of Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and Annual Personnel Performance Reviews (APPR) as required under the provisions of Education Law §3012-c, and to provide college and career enrichment programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for historically underserved student

Eligibility

Only Title I Focus Districts are eligible to apply for this grant. The list of Focus Districts is posted at: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/documents/2012-13FocusDistricts.xls. Non-Title I Focus Districts and Focus or Priority Charter Schools are not eligible for this grant.

Funding

Each Title I Focus District will receive the following allocation(s):

  • Title I Focus District base allocation: $50,000 per district
  • Title I Priority School: $20,000 per school
  • Title I Focus School: $10,000 per school

Grant/Project Period

July 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO CARRYOVER FOR THESE FUNDS. All activities must be encumbered during the project period above. Funds under this grant may not be used for construction, renovation, furnishings, or acquisition of technology.

Application Deadline

Applications must be postmarked by June 21, 2013.

Budget Amendment Deadline

Amendments must be postmarked by June 30, 2014.

All budget amendments are subject to review and approval. Amendments must be submitted with sufficient time for review of any new activities. Amendments to adjust costs for approved activities or adjust fund codes can be accepted at any time during the project period; however supplies exceeding 10% of an activity cost always require a full review and must be submitted by June 30, 2014.

Late amendments will not be accepted.

Submission Instructions

A complete application consists of one original bearing the original signature of the Superintendent and one electronic copy (CD, flash drive, or email to SIGA@mail.nysed.gov) including the following:

  • Cover page
  • Title I School Improvement Grant Allocation Chart
  • Title I School Improvement Grant Program Narrative Chart(s)
  • Assurances and Certification Regarding Lobbying, etc.
  • FS-10 Budget Form available at http://www.oms.nysed.gov/cafe/forms/

Electronic copies sent via email should include YOUR DISTRICT NAME in the subject line to expedite processing.

Send the completed application to:

New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Grants Management, Room 464 EBA
Albany, New York 12234
Attn: Title I SIGA, Leadership & STEM Enrichment

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

Date Posted

June 1, 2013

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Full RFP with Attachments 2013-20 NYS Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (NYS P-TECH)
2013-20 NYS Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (NYS P-TECH)

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, healthcare and finance. The model incorporates a six-year program that combines high school, college and career training and will be targeted to at-risk, disadvantaged students.
Project Period September 1, 2013 through June 30, 2020

Scope

The project seeks to fund at least 10 regional partnerships, one in each economic development region of the State. Each partnership will include K-12, higher education and business partners.

Fiscal Agent/ Applicant

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

Amount of Funding

$28.0 million in funding to be allocated over the seven year grant period. We anticipate that the average annual grant amount per partnership will be approximately $400,000, depending on program enrollment and other costs. Applicants can determine the annual allocations of awarded funds throughout the period of the grant as they deem appropriate.

Sub-contracting

Subcontracting will be limited to fifteen percent (15%) of the annual budget. 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. Bidders are required to comply with NYSED’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) participation goals as described in the RFP. Compliance methods are discussed in detail in the Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Participation Goals section.
Application Due Date and Mailing Address

Submit 1 original and 3 copies postmarked by June 21, 2013. Also submit an electronic version containing all application and M/WBE documents in Microsoft Word format. They should be submitted to NYSPTECH@mail.nysed.gov

New York State Education Department
Attn: NYS P-TECH GRANT
Grants Management
89 Washington Avenue
Room 464 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

Questions and Answers

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Date Posted

May 10, 2013

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2013-2014 NYS Universal Prekindergarten Program
Full RFP with Attachments 2013-2014 NYS Universal Prekindergarten Program

Project Purpose

The primary purpose of this program is to provide four-year-old students with an opportunity to access high-quality prekindergarten programs that will provide the foundation to help prepare them for future school success.

Eligibile Applicants

District allocations are determined by a state aid formula prescribed in legislation, using data supplied to SED by each district. Eligible districts and their allocations are listed on the Statewide Prekindergarten Programs website: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/upk/.

Two or more eligible districts may submit a joint application. Special instructions apply to joint applications.

Application Due Date

One original application and one original and two copies of the FS-20 budget must be postmarked by Friday, July 12, 2013 and submitted to:

New York State Education Department
Office of Grants Management
89 Washington Avenue, Room 464 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

Attn: Universal Prekindergarten Application


Questions Questions regarding the UPK application may be directed to the Early Learning Team by email at oel@mail.nysed.gov.

Date Posted

May 7, 2013

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2013-2016 New York Charter School Dissemination Program
Full RFP with Attachments: 2013-2016 New York Charter School Dissemination Program

Due Date:

Complete applications must be submitted electronically through the Review Room portal at https://nysed-cspgrants.myreviewroom.com by March 15, 2013. See the Application Submission Instructions section of this RFP for details.

Description:

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

Eligible Applicants:

A charter school may apply for a dissemination grant if the school is in at least its fourth consecutive year of operation with students and is in “Good Standing” or “Reward” status under NYSED’s state accountability system for 2012-2013.

Funding:

Individual awards are available for up to $500,000 for three years—two years for project implementation and one year for evaluation.  Total funding is $5,000,000 for this grant program, and subject to availability of funds from the United States Department of Education.

Questions and Answers

All questions about this RFP must be emailed to csdissem@mail.nysed.gov no later than February 27, 2013.  A questions and answers summary will be posted February 15, 22, and March 1, 2013 to the following website:  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/funding/currentapps.html

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Questions regarding the electronic submission of the RFP through the Review Room portal should not be sent to NYSED. Those questions should be directed to support@myreviewroom.com.

Date Posted

February 5, 2013

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