2015 RFPs


Academic Office


Title III, Part A, Subpart 1 - English Language Acquisition and Language Enhancement 2015-16  

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:  September 9, 2015
  • Application Deadline:  November 6, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A

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


Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant Program   

Purpose: To support institutional and organizational partnerships that improve student achievement, interest, and aspiration in mathematics and science through sustained professional development programs that enhance teachers' content knowledge and teaching practices

  • Date Posted: August 20, 2015
  • Application Deadline: October 13, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: September 1, 2015, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Bidder's Conference Webinar Recording
    • Intent to Apply Lead Partner Contacts
Contact: Mathematics: Jennifer.michalek@ct.gov  Science: Elizabeth.buttner@ct.gov
 Mathematics: 860-713-6557 Science: 860-713-6849

Connecticut Core Standards in K-3 Reading: A system of Professional Learning
DAS Link: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=36991
Bidders Conference Presentation

Purpose: The CSDE is seeking submission of written proposals, on a competitive basis, from qualified organizations to partner with the CSDE in the design, development and delivery of a system of direct professional learning that builds the capacity of Connecticut’s K-3 teachers to support and expand knowledge in the reading survey subareas and objectives, Connecticut Core Standards in English Language Arts: Foundational Skills (CCS ELA: Foundational Skills), and effective teaching practices.

Important Dates (See RFP for specific requirements):

  • RFP Released: August 7, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: August 13, 2015
  • Deadline for questions: August 17, 2015
  • Answers released: August 19, 2015
  • Proposals due: September 9, 2015

Contact: Joanne.white@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6751

RFP: 813

District Technology Upgrades to Support Transition to the New Standards    fillable form
Audio File of Bidder's Conference - 6.6 MB MP3
Transcript of Bidder's Conference

Purpose: Grants-in-aid for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology, equipment and capital start-up costs, including acquisition costs, to expand the availability of high- quality school models and assist in the implementation of common core state standards and assessments in accordance with procedures established by the Commissioner of Education.

  • Date Posted: May 22, 2015
  • Application Deadline: July 17, 2015, 3 p.m.
  • Bidder's Conference: May 29, 2015
Contact: Abe.Krisst@ct.gov
Phone: 860-713-6894

2015-2016 Carl D. Perkins Continuous Improvement Plan College Career Pathways   

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:  May 11, 2015
  • Application Deadline:  June 5, 2015 
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A

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


Bilingual Education Program Grant Application   

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

  • Date Posted:  May 11, 2015
  • Application Deadline:  September 4, 2015 
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A  

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


2015-2016 Career and Technical Education Innovation Grant  

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

  • Date Posted:  May 8, 2015
  • Application Deadline:   May 29, 2015 
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A

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


Perkins ED114 Budget and Budget Narrative   
Continuous Improvement Plan Completion Forms   

Purpose: To develop fully the academic, career and technical skills of secondary students who elect to enroll in career and technical education programs, pursuant under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, Public Law 109-270.

  • Date Posted:  March 31, 2015
  • Application Deadline:   May 15, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A  

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


2015-2016 Competitive Application for State Funds to Provide for Investing and Personal Finance Education Programs in the Public Secondary Schools  

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: March 26, 2015
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: April 7, 2015

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

Solicitation #: 15SDE0001-RFP

Development and Implementation of the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in Science
DAS Link: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=34837
Task Allocation Form
Response to Bidder Questions
Recommendation of Award and Agency Head Acceptance 15SDE0001-RFP

Purpose: The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) seeks proposals from qualified individuals, companies and organizations to execute the scope of work outlined in this RFP, covering an array of activities and services that will be needed to assist the CSDE in the management of the project and development, administration, scoring, analyzing and reporting of results from the CMT and CAPT Science at grades 5, 8 and 10 (with a likely transition to grade 11). The contract period for the tasks described in this RFP will begin on or about July 1, 2015 and will continue through October 31, 2019. The contract awarded through this RFP will cover four operational statewide test administrations in spring of each year.

  • Release of RFP: February 2, 2015
  • Receipt of Questions:  February 27, 2015
  • Proposal Due Date: March 20, 2015
  • Beginning of contract work: July 1, 2015 

Contact: jeff.greig@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6854


Connecticut Technical High Schools

Solicitation # 15SDE0002-RFP

Provision of Athletic Trainer Services and Neurocognitive Testing
DAS Link: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=36926

Purpose: The Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) Athletics program is designed to complement the High School experience offered in our schools. The program strives to meet high standards of sportsmanship, responsibility, dedication and devotion to the sport, school, family and community. Teamwork, leadership and skill development are stressed. The CTHSS is committed to promoting the health and safety of our student athletes.   Part A: The CTHSS is seeking proposals to provide athletic trainer services to students attending the seventeen regional technical high schools located throughout the state. The intent is to insure the health and safety of our approximately 3200 student athletes.   Part B: The CTHSS is seeking proposals from providers to administer baseline and post-injury neurocognitive testing (such as neurocognitive or other sports-related concussion testing), interpret test results and provide concussion management services to CTHSS student athletes.

Important Dates (See RFP for specific requirements):

  • RFP Released: August 3, 2015
  • Letter of intent due: August 14, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
  • Deadline for questions: August 17, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
  • Answers released: August 19, 2015
  • Proposals due: August 25, 2015. 4:00 p.m.
  • Proposer selection: August 28, 2015
  • Start of contract: September 1, 2015
Contact: patricia.fennessy@ct.gov
Phone: 860-807-2235


Office of Early Childhood


Smart Start  

Purpose: Smart Start is intended to serve the following purpose as specified in Public Act 14-41:

“To provide grants to local and regional boards of education for capital and operating expenses related to establishing or expanding a preschool program under the jurisdiction of the board of education for the town.”

  • Date Posted: August13, 2015
  • Application Deadline: October 30, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: August 20, 2015, 9:00 a.m. 

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


Competitive School Readiness Grant

Purpose: Provide quality preschool access to children in Competitive School Readiness Municipalities

  • Date Posted:  February 20, 2015
  • Application Deadline:   May 15, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A

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


Priority School Readiness Grant

Purpose: Provide quality preschool access to children in the Priority School Readiness Municipalities

  • Date Posted:  February 20, 2015
  • Application Deadline:   May 15, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A

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


Head Start State Supplementary Grant Program

Purpose: The state Heard Start Grant is intended to serve three purposes as specified in Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) Section 10-16n:

  1. To establish extended-day and full-day, year-round Head Start programs or expand existing Head Start programs to extended-day or full-day, year-round programs.
  2. To enhance program quality.
  3. To increase the number of children served.
  • Date posted: February 4, 2015
  • Application deadline: April 24, 2015
  • Bidder’s Conference: February 10, 2015 at 9:30 am

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


Health/Nutrition/Family Services and Adult Education

RFP: 997

In-Class Breakfast Grant  

Purpose: To provide competitive grant-in-aid to state charter schools, local and regional boards of education, private schools, regional education service centers and endowed academies for the purpose of assisting up to 10 severe need schools, as defined in Section 10-266w of the 2012 Supplement to the Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.), to establish or expand in-classroom school breakfast programs under C.G.S. 10-215g.

  • Date Posted: November 23, 2015
  • Application Deadline:  Monday, December 21, 2015
  • Bidder’s Conference:  N/A
Contact: Jackie.schipke@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 807-2123

Application Package for the Renewal of a Family Resource Center Program  

Purpose: To seek proposals from eligible applicants for program and funding renewal pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-4o.

  • Date Posted:  July 15, 2015
  • Application Deadline:  August 12, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A   

Contact: louis.tallarita@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 807-2058


Youth Service Bureau Grant Program  

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

  • Date Posted: May 12, 2015
  • Application Deadline: June 15, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A 

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


After School Grant Program for Grades K-12  

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 student

  • Date Posted: May 12, 2015
  • Application Deadline: June 15, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: May 13, 2015 - Hartford and May 22, 2015 - Middletown  

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


Education of Homeless Children and Youth  

Purpose: Competitive grant program to assist local and regional boards of education with the facilitation of the enrollment, attendance and success of homeless children and youth in schools through the availability of funds under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 11431 et seq.

  • Date Posted: May 8, 2015
  • Application Deadline: June 8, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: (call) May 18, 2015 

Contact: louis.tallarita@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 807-2058


National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants  
NSLP Free and Reduced Eligibility Percentages October 2014

Purpose: These funds will allow School Food Authorities to purchase equipment needed to meet the new nutritional standards for schools

  • Date Posted:  April 15, 2015
  • Application Deadline:   Thursday, May 21, 2015 
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A  

Contact: Jackie.schipke@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 807-2123


Performance Office

Solicitation #:15SDE0004-RFP

State of Connecticut Electronic IEP System
DAS Link: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=37450

Purpose: This is a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the Connecticut State Department of Education(CSDE). This RFP is seeking to select an eligible vendor that can satisfy the State's existing need for the development, provision and implementation of a statewide, electronic Individualized Education Program (IEP) system that is fully compliant with the Individual with Disabilities Education Act and all Connecticut State Special Education laws.

  • Release of RFP: October 1, 2015
  • Receipt of Questions from Prospective Vendors by: October 30, 2015
  • Answers to Questions from Prospective Vendors Posted as an Addendum: November 6, 2015
  • Proposal Due Date: November 20, 2015  

Contact: Marquelle.middleton@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6877


SHEFF Office


2016-17 Application for Sheff Interdistrict Magnet Summer School Grant   

Purpose: To provide summer programs that will enhance the academic achievement of students participating in interdistrict magnet schools and promote parental engagement and social/emotional support for students in the Sheff magnet schools.

  • Date Posted:  November 13, 2015
  • Application Deadline:  January 22, 2016
  • Bidder's Conference: December 14, 2015

Contact: yemi.onibokun@ct.gov   
Phone: (860) 713-6575


Immigrant Children and Youth Education Grant Application   

Letter to Awardees/19 Qualifying District Immigrant Youth Children Entitlements

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: August 26, 2015
  • Application Deadline: November 6, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A
Contact: yemi.onibokun@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6575

Immigrant Children and Young Program Annual Progress Report 2014-15

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Purpose: Annual Progress Report for Fiscal Year 2014-15.

  • Date Posted: August 26, 2015
  • Application Deadline: November 20, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A
Contact: yemi.onibokun@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6575

Open Choice Academic, Student and Social Support Grant Application   

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

  • Date Posted: April 1, 2015
  • Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A
Contact: ann.gaulin@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6544

Open Choice Capital Grant

Purpose: To provide an incentive for increasing the number of Open Choice students by funding capital expenditures that are linked to servicing the increased number of Open Choice students for improving the educational experience at the schools that participate in the Open Choice program in the Sheff Region

  • Date Posted: February 26, 2015
  • Application Deadline: April 17, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: March 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
Contact: ann.gaulin@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6544


Special Education


Primary Mental Health Program   

Purpose: To 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.

  • Date Posted:  April 23, 2015
  • Application Deadline:  June 5, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference:  April 29, 2015 from 9 am - Noon

Contact: norma.sproul@ct.gov


Special Education Grant Programs FY 2016 (611/619)   

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: February 17, 2015
  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A
Contact: brian.cunnane@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6919


Talent Office

Solicitation #:15SDE0005-RFP

Evaluation of a Pre-Service Performance Assessment Exploratory Pilot and Validation of New Teacher and Employer Feedback Survey Instruments
DAS Link: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=38044 Q&A Talent Office EDTPA Eval Survey Validation

Purpose: The purpose of this RFP is to conduct an external implementation study of the Connecticut State Department of Education’s exploratory pilot of a pre-service teacher performance assessment and to validate two survey instruments: the New Teacher Feedback Survey and the Employer Feedback Survey. The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is seeking submissions of written proposals, on a competitive basis, from qualified organizations to partner with the CSDE in the formative evaluation of 2015-2016 implementation pilot of a pre-service teacher performance assessment, as well as the validation of a feedback survey instrument for new teachers and their employers.

  • Release of RFP: December 8, 2015
  • Receipt of Questions from Prospective Vendors by:  December 16, 2015
  • Answers to Questions from Prospective Vendors Posted as an Addendum: December 18, 2015
  • Proposal Due Date: December 31, 2015

Contact: Amanda.turner@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6737


Planning Grants to Transform Professional Learning Systems  
Questions and Answers

Purpose: To assist local educational agencies to facilitate the coordination of local efforts to design and implement a comprehensive professional learning system.

  • Date Posted: August 31, 2015
  • Application Deadline: October 16, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A
Contact: Kimberly.audet@ct.gov
(860) 713-6829
RFP: 814

Planning Grants to Increase Representation of Black and Latino Educators

Purpose: To facilitate the coordination of local effort to increase the number of Black and Latino teachers. LEAs will serve as the lead applicants, with the expectation that each proposal will include key roles for other partners, including postsecondary institutions and nonprofit organizations. Applicants will propose a structure and methods through which they will develop and generate buy-in for a long-term plan for building a pipeline and increasing the number of Black and Latino educators hired by the local school system.

  • Date posted: February 4, 2015
  • Application deadline: March 6, 2015 4:00 p.m.
  • Bidder’s Conference:  N/A
Contact: Amy Clark; clark@ctserc.org


Turnaround Office


School Improvement Grant 1003(g) Application    
Budget Workbook

Purpose: To provide states and districts with funds to dramatically improve student achievement and turn around chronically underperforming schools

  • Date Posted:  April 7, 2015
  • Application Deadline:   May 15, 2015 
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: michelle.rosado@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6748


2015-16 Alliance and Priority School District Consolidated Application
ED-705 form

Purpose: To support efforts to dramatically improve student achievement in Connecticut's 30 lowest-performing districts throughout strategic investment and evidence-base reform strategies.

  • Date Posted:  March 9, 2015
  • Application Deadline:   April 24, 2015 
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A
Contact: iris.white@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6794

1003(a) Application: Improving Student Achievement in Low-Performing Schools
Application Workbook

Purpose: To leverage change and dramatically improve student achievement in Connecticut's lowest-performing schools by making targeted investments in the areas of talent, academics, culture and climate, and/or operations.

  • Date Posted:  February 17, 2015
  • Application Deadline:   April 24, 2015
  • Bidder's Conference: N/A.

Contact: michelle.rosado@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6748