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2013 RFPs

 

Academic Office

Solicitation#: 14SDE0011-RFP

Academic Office support in the area of Communication of the Common Core State Standards in Connecticut
DAS link: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=30534

Purpose: The Connecticut State Department of Education ("CSDE") is seeking a vendor with knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards, as well as affected populations, to assist in the development of a communication strategy and implementation of the same in order to broadcast the new Common Core State Standards across specified populations within Connecticut.

Release of RFP: November 19, 2013
Receipt of Questions: November 26, 2013
Proposal Due Date: December 6, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Contact: emily.byrne@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6546

ED: 238

Immigrant Children and Youth Program (ICYP) Annual Progress Report

Purpose: Annual Progress Report

Date Posted: October 17, 2013
Application Deadline: November 22, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: william.howe@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6752

RFP: 976

Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Grant Program   [DOC]

Purpose: To support partnerships among state education agencies, local school districts and institutions of higher education to improve student achievement in mathematics and science through sustained professional development programs that enhance teachers' content knowledge and teaching practices.

Date Posted: October 09, 2013
Application Deadline: November 22, 2013
Bidder's Conference: October 18, 2013 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Contact: Elizabeth.buttner@ct.gov or Charlene.tate.nichols@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6849 or (860) 713-6757

ED: 613B

2013-14 District Consolidated Application for ESEA Federal Grants   [DOC]
2013-14 Assurances and Program Information Section

2013-14 Title I and Title II Entitlements
2013-14 Title II Public/Private Allocations

2013-14 Title II RESC-Owned/RESC-Operated Magnet Schools Allocations

2013-14 Title I Ranking Schools Worksheet 2B.1
2013-14 Title I Ranking Schools Worksheet 2B.2

Purpose: To provide ESEA federal grants to eligible districts/agencies

Date Posted: September 30, 2013
Application Deadline: October 18, 2013

Contact: 2013-14 CSDE Grant Contacts - Title I & Title II

RFP: 136

Immigrant Children & Youth Education Grant Application    [DOC]
Letter to Awardees/20 Qualifying District Immigrant Youth Children Entitlements     [DOC]

Purpose: To assist eligible local educational agencies that experience unexpectedly large increases in their student population due to immigration. NOTE: This is an entitlement grant that is awarded directly to CT school districts that meet certain criteria. Those districts will be notified directly if they are awarded the grant. No other entities need apply.

Date Posted: September 23, 2013
Application Deadline: November 8, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: william.howe@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6752

ED: 236

Immigrant Children and Youth Survey
Please note: All district and Charter Schools must file this Survey.

Purpose: Student Survey

Date Posted: September 13, 2013
Application Deadline: November 22, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: william.howe@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6752

ED: 403

K-8 Science Improvement Grant for Education Reform Districts    [DOC]

Purpose: Opportunity for Educational Reform Districts to undertake initiatives to improve the teaching and learning of science in Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Date Posted: September 18, 2013
Application Deadline: October 15, 2013
Bidders Conference: N/A

Contact: elizabeth.buttner@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6849

RFP: 801

Technology Investments to Implement Common Core State Standards and Administer Common Core aligned Assessments, Specifically Smarter Balanced Technology

Purpose: The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is seeking proposals to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and administration of Common Core aligned assessments, specifically the Smarter Balance assessment system. Successful applications will be for the purchase of new computer devices, inter-school bandwidth, and/or inter-district school or facility bandwidth.

Date Posted: July 22, 2013
Application Deadline: August 16, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: emily.byrne@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6546

14SDE0009RFP

Systems of Professional Learning for Connecticut Common Core

Purpose: The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is seeking submission of written proposals, on a competitive basis, from qualified organizations to partner with CSDE in the design, development and delivery of a system of training as well as direct training that builds the capacity of Connecticut's local education agencies (LEAs) to support and expand implementation of the Connecticut Common Core Standards (CCS) in English language arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics. The ultimate goal of the system of training is to build capacity that can be sustained and expanded through professional learning communities (PLCs), or communities of practice, within the state. Approved proposals will be supported through the funds authorized by PA 13-184 as amended by Sec. 1 of PA 13-247.

Date Posted: July 23 2013
Application Deadline: August 9, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: charlene.tate.nichols@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6757

 

Accountability and Improvement

ED: 613A

Priority School Districts, Consolidated Grant Application/Summer 2013    [DOC]

Purpose: To allocate additional resources to districts needing assistance to allow them to include (elements to improve student achievement) in their educational programs.

Date Posted: July 3 2013
Application Deadline: August 16, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: kathleen.wedge@ct.gov PSD Grant Manager
Phone: (860) 713-6792

ED: 229

Bilingual Education Program Grant Application     [DOC]
Entitlements

Purpose: To educate children identified as limited English proficient in schools where 20 or more are of the same language group.

Date Posted: May 30, 2013
Application Deadline: September 6, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: megan.alubicki@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6786

 

Choice Programs

RFP: 020

Application Package for the Development of State and Local Charter Schools

Purpose: To serve as a vehicle for those seeking to establish state and local charter schools pursuant to Section 10-66aa to 10-66nn of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Date Posted: November 8, 2013
Application Deadline: January 24, 2014
Bidder's Conference: November 26, 2013, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., in Room 307A at the State Office Building, which is located at 165 Capitol Avenue in Hartford.

Contact: robert.kelly@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6574

 

Data, Research, and Evaluation

Public Solicitation #13SDE0006

Request for Plan Outline to Assist the CSDE Address the Accountability and Evaluation Implications of its State Assessment Proposal for 2013-14

Purpose: The CSDE is seeking to select a respondent who can prepare a plan for the CSDE that will answer the accountability and evaluation implications in light of the assessment proposal for 2013-14. At a minimum, the selected respondent will be expected to deliver a white paper on this matter and provide consultative technical assistance to the CSDE in its deliberation with the U. S. Department of Education and SBAC. Please note that other related research tasks may also be requested.

Date Posted: April 12, 2013
Application Deadline: * Extended date - May 6, 2013, COB

Contact: am.lenkiewicz@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6500

 

Early Learning and Development

RFP: 054

School Readiness Grant Program: Application for Competitive School Readiness District Municipalities    [DOC]

Purpose: A state-funded initiative from the Connecticut Department of Education that develops a network of school readiness programs to:

  • Significantly increase the number of spaces in accredited and/or approved programs for young children to provide access to high-quality school readiness programs;
  • Significantly increase the number of full-day, full-year spaces to meet family needs; and
  • Share cost of school readiness and child-care programs among the state and its various agencies, the communities and families

Date posted: February 14, 2013
Application deadline: May 17, 2013
Bidder’s Conference: N/A

Contact: gerri.rowell@ct.gov
Phone: 860-713-6774

RFP: 053

School Readiness Grant Program: Application for Priority School Readiness District Municipalities     [DOC]

Purpose: A state-funded initiative from the Connecticut Department of Education that develops a network of school readiness programs to:

  • Significantly increase the number of spaces in accredited and/or approved programs for young children to provide access to high-quality school readiness programs;
  • Significantly increase the number of full-day, full-year spaces to meet family needs; and
    Share cost of school readiness and child-care programs among the state and its various agencies, the communities and families

Date Posted: February 14, 2013
Application Deadline: May 17, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: deborah.adams@ct.gov
Phone: 860-713-6744

RFP: 052

Quality Enhancement Grant    [DOC]

Purpose: To provide funding for early care and education programs to address quality standards and/or expand comprehensive services for children and families.

Date Posted: February 14, 2013
Application Deadline: May 17, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: amparo.garcia@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6783

RFP: 086

Head Start Grant Program    [DOC]

Purpose: To provide state grants to eligible Head Start programs pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-16n

Date Posted: January 25, 2013
Application Deadline: April 26, 2013
Bidder's Conference: February 20, 2013

Contact: andrea.brinnel@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6771

 

Health / Nutrition/ Family Services and Adult Education

RFP: 400

Coordinated School Health Pilot Program

Purpose: To provide funding for two Educational Reform Districts to engage the services of Coordinated School Health (CSH) Directors to lead the implementation of a district wide coordinated approach to school health and address policies that reduce childhood obesity.

Date Posted: October 9, 2013
Application Deadline: November 1, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: donna.heins@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 807-2082

RFP: 402

Parent Academy Program

Purpose: To assist local and regional boards of education to collaborate with parents to establish Parent Academies focused on enhancing the capacity of parents to support learning at home as well as at school.

Date Posted: October 3, 2013
Application Deadline: November 6, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: judy.carson@ct.gov
Phone: 860-807-2122

Eligible Applicants: Applications will be accepted from local boards of education representing communities designated as "Reform District" in partnership with a nonprofit community-based organization.

RFP: 026

Primary Mental Health Program    [DOC]

Purpose: To assist Connecticut school districts to better serve at-risk primary grade children through the availability of an early intervention mental health program for the detection and prevention of emotional, behavioral and learning problems, under Connecticut General Statutes, Sections 10-76t through 76w.

Date Posted: August 9, 2013
Application Deadline: August 26, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: jocelyn.mackey@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 807-2042

RFP: 802

21st Century Community Learning Centers Expanded Learning Time Grant    [DOC]

Purpose: To expand school-based learning time by 300 or more hours through a longer school day, week and/or year for addressing school wide priorities for all students.

Date Posted: July 26, 2013
Application Deadline: August 29, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: shelby.pons@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 807-2103

RFP: 999

After-School Grant Program for Grades K-12    [DOC]

Purpose: To implement or expand high-quality programs outside school hours that offer students’ academic/educational enrichment and recreational activities in grades K-12 that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-16x.

The Connecticut State Department of Education reserves the right to make necessary policy changes after proposals are submitted and to negotiate awards with potential recipients.

Date Posted: May 30, 2013
Application Deadline: June 28, 2013
Bidder's Conference: June 3, 2013

Contact: agnes.quinones@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 807-2126

RFP: 120

Youth Service Bureau Grant Program Application 2013-2015     [DOC]

Purpose: To assist municipalities or private agencies serving youth, which are designated to act as agents for such municipalities in establishing, maintaining or expanding such Youth Service Bureaus.

Date Posted: April 5, 2013
Application Deadline: May 17, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: agnes.quinones@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 807-2126

 

Sheff Office

ED: 999

Open Choice Academic, Student and Social Support Grant (Sheff Region)    [DOC]

Purpose: To promote academic, student and social success for students participating in the Sheff Region Open Choice Program.

Date Posted: August 9, 2013
Application Deadline: September 20, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: ann.gaulin@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6544

 

Special Education

RFA: 118

Special Education Grant Programs FY 2014     [DOC]

Purpose: Two entitlement grant programs under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Assistance for Education of all Children with Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities

Date Posted: January 25, 2013
Application Deadline: May 17, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: brian.cunnane@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6919

 

Talent Office

Solicitation#: 14SDE0012-RFP

ESEA Flexibility Waiver Monitoring Protocal: Talent Office
DAS link: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=30554

Purpose: The Connecticut State Department of Education ("CSDE") is seeking a vendor to develop and implement a comprehensive monitoring process and tools to monitor and document the implementation of statewide educator evaluation and support systems, in cooperation with the CSDE Talent office, as required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Principle 3 flexibility waiver.

Release of RFP: November 20, 2013
Receipt of Questions: November 29, 2013 12:00 p.m.
Proposal Due Date: December 6, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Contact: shannon.marimon@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6816

 

Teaching and Learning

ED: 613C

Title III, Part A, Subpart 1 - English Language Acquisition and Language Enhancement 2013-14 Application     [DOC]
2013-14 Title III Entitlements

Purpose: All limited English proficient students will become proficient in English and reach high academic standards, at a minimum attaining proficiency or better in reading and mathematics.

Date Posted: August 29, 2013
Application Deadline: September 26, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: marie.salazar.glowski@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6750

RFP: 998

Career and Technical Education Innovation Grant    [DOC]

Purpose: To prepare the next generation of students with the knowledge and skills to compete in the global economy.

Date Posted: April 25, 2013
Application Deadline: May 15, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: june.sanford@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6765

RFP: 992

2013-14 Competitive Application for State Funds to Provide for Investing and Personal Finance Education Programs in the Public Secondary Schools    [DOC]

Purpose: To develop an investing and personal finance education course to provide students with basic financial skills that will enable them to apply effective financial decision making as they make the transition into postsecondary education or the workforce. In addition, the grant will provide opportunities for students to explore career options in the financial field.

Date Posted: April 25, 2013
Application Deadline: June 7, 2013
Bidder's Conference: May 2, 2013

Contact: lee.marcoux@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6768

RFP: 990

2012-2013 College Career Pathways Grant Application    [DOC]

Purpose: To continue the consortia College Career Pathways program goals and objectives that encourage the development of four-year or six-year career and technical education programs that combine secondary and postsecondary programs.

Date Posted: April 19, 2013
Application Deadline: June 3, 2013
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: Lori.matyjas@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6785

 

Turnaround Office

RFP: 804

Expanding the Availability of High-Quality School Models

Purpose: To assist local education agencies in expanding the availability of high-quality school models by awarding grants-in-aid for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology, equipment and capital start-up costs, including acquisition costs.

Date Posted: December 23, 2013
Application Deadline: January 24, 2014
Bidder' s Conference: N/A

Contact: Andrew.ferguson@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6793

Solicitation#: 14SDE0014-RFP

Professional Services for Low-Performing Schools - Assessment, Data Support, Professional Learning
Questions and Answers 
DAS link: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=30687

Purpose: The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is seeking professional services for more than 100 low-performing schools heavily concentrated in 30 high-need school districts in Connecticut. As these schools typically lack the data infrastructure, assessment systems, and aligned professional learning opportunities necessary to empower leaders and teachers to increase student achievement, the CSDE is seeking professional services, specifically identified in this RFP, for such schools.

Release of RFP: December 11, 2013
Receipt of Questions: December 18, 2013, 12:00 p.m.
Proposal Due Date: January 17, 2014 4:00 p.m. EXTENDED TO JANUARY 24, 2014, 4:00 P.M.

Contact: Andrew.ferguson@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6793

RFP: 803

Commissioner's Network High School Turnaround Plan Application
Budget Worksheet

Purpose: To develop a Turnaround Plan application for consideration by the Commissioner and the State Board of Education for final selection into the Commissioner's Network.

Date Posted: December 9, 2013
Application Deadline: July 1, 2014
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: morgan.barth@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6705

ED: 700

The Commissioner’s Network Turnaround Plan Application – Spring 2013
Budget Worksheet

Purpose: Public Act 12-116 establishes a Commissioner’s Network to provide new resources and flexibilities to improve student achievement in the state’s lowest performing schools.

Date Posted: March 18, 2013
Deadline date:
Bidder’s Conference: N/A

Contact: Debra Kurshan, Chief Turnaround Officer, CT State Department of Education
Phone: (860) 713-6777