NOTICE: Coronavirus Guidance for School Districts: Per Governor’s executive order, in-school class cancellations remain in effect until at least April 20, 2020.
Emergency Meal Programs: The State Department of Education is authorizing two distinct categories of COVID-19 Emergency Meal Programs in accordance with federal requirements: 1) COVID-19 Emergency Meal Program Limited to Students Attending School in Specific Districts. School districts on this list are only authorized to serve meals to students attending their schools, and any other child age 18 years or younger residing in the same household; 2) COVID-19 Community-wide Emergency Meal Program for Children. Any child age 18 years or younger can receive meal(s) at any meal service and distribution sites in these towns/cities. They do not have to be a resident or attend school in these towns/cities. Check these links often as more locations continue to be added.

2016 RFPs

 

Academic Office

ED: 203B
2016-17 Title I, Part D, Subpart 1, STATE Application    [DOC]

Purpose: To provide ESEA Title I, Part D federal grants to eligible districts/agencies.

Date Posted: October 12, 2016
Application Deadline: November 9, 2016
Bidder's Conference:  N/A

Contact: jim.dargati@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6562

ED: 020

2016-17 Title I, Part D Subpart 2, LOCAL Application   [DOC]

Purpose: To provide ESEA Title I, Part D federal grants to eligible districts/agencies.

Date Posted: October 12, 2016
Application Deadline: November 9, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: jim.dargati@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6562

ED: 229

Bilingual Education Program Grant Application 2016-17   [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: September 8, 2016
Application Deadline: October 14, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: jim.dargati@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6562

ED: 613C

Title III, Part A, Subpart 1 - English Language Acquisition and Language Enhancement 2016-17 Entitlements   [DOC]

2016-17 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: September 8, 2016
Application Deadline: October 14, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

RFP: 990

Carl D. Perkins Continuous Improvement Plan College Career Pathways   [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. These programs lead to a minimum of a two-year associate’s degree, a two-year certificate, or credit towards a bachelor’s degree in a related career and technical field pursuant to the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, Public Law 109-270.

Date Posted: June 10, 2016
Application Deadline: June 30, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

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: May 18, 2016
Application Deadline: June 10, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

RFP: 992

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: May 17, 2016
Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

RFP: 116

Carl D. Perkins Continuous Improvement Plan Secondary and Postsecondary Education:
Continuous Improvement Plan Completion Forms   [DOC]
Perkins ED 114 and Budget Narrative    [DOC]

Purpose: To develop fully the academic, career and technical skills of secondary and postsecondary 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: May 17, 2016
Application Deadline: June 30, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

 

Choice Programs

RFP: 001

Interdistrict Cooperative Grant Program    [DOC]

Purpose: To maintain a competitive grant program for the purpose of assisting local and regional boards of education, regional educational service centers and nonsectarian, nonprofit organizations with the establishment of interdistrict cooperative programs that increase student achievement and reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation.

Date Posted: September 20, 2016
Application Deadline: February 3, 2017
Bidder's Conference: October 24, 2016 - from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

CT State Department of Education
Room MCR3
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457

RSVP to Janet on or before October 20, 2016

Contact: janet.foster@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6561

 

Office of Early Childhood

RFP: 054

Competitive School Readiness Grant Program    [DOC]

Purpose: To provide access to high-quality preschool programs for 3 and 4 year olds

Date Posted: January 26, 2016
Application Deadline: May 20, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

RFP: 053
Priority School Readiness grant Program    [DOC]

Purpose: To provide access to high-quality preschool programs for 3 and 4 year olds

Date Posted: January 26, 2016
Application Deadline: May 20, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

 

Division of Finance and Internal Operations

Solicitation#: 16SDE0001-RFP

Review of Regional School Transportation System Supporting Sheff Programming     Addendum 

DAS link: http://www.biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=38602

Purpose: The purpose of this RFP is to engage an experienced transportation vendor or consulting firm that will assist the Connecticut State Department of Education with assessing the effectiveness of the current regional school transportation system supporting Sheff programming from both a ridership standpoint and cost standpoint.

Important Dates (See RFP for specific requirements)
Release of RFP: February 11, 2016
Bidder's Conference: March 3, 2016
Receipt of Questions from Prospective Vendors: March 11, 2016
Answers to Questions from Prospective Vendors Posted as an Addendum: March 18, 2016
Proposal Due Date: April 1, 2016

Contact: karen.kowalski@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6451

 

 

Health/Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education

RFP: 132

21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC)    [DOC]

Purpose: To fund afterschool programs

Date Posted: August 9, 2016
Application Deadline: September 16, 2016
Bidder's Conference: August 15, 2016, Attendees must register through the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/21c-competitive-grant-bidders-conference-tickets-26900894299

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

RFP: 006

Young Parents Program 2016-17

Purpose: To assist local and regional boards of education with the establishment or maintenance of education programs with day care components for students who are parents.

Date Posted: May 24, 2016
Application Deadline: June 30, 2016
Bidder's Conference: NA

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

RFP: 972

National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grants   [DOC]
NSLP Free and Reduced Eligibility Percentages October 2015

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

Date Posted: May 17, 2016
Application Deadline: June 10, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

 

 

Sheff Office

RFP: 136

Language Instruction for Immigrant Students and Youth Grant Application    [DOC]
2016-17 Final Entitlement List

Purpose: To assist eligible local educational agencies the experience substantial increases in the number of immigrant children and youth.

Date Posted: October 14, 2016
Application Deadline: November 8, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

ED: 238

Language Instruction for Immigrant Students and Youth Program (LIISY) Annual Progress Report for Fiscal Year 2015-16    [DOC]
Note: Save document first before you begin entering data


Purpose: Annual Progress Report for Fiscal year 2015-16
Date Posted: October 4, 2016
Application Deadline: November 17, 2016
Bidder's Conference: NA

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

ED: 999
Open Choice Academic, student and Social Support Grant Application    [DOC]

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

Date Posted: September 15, 2016
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

 

 

Special Education

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: May 16, 2016
Application Deadline: June 16, 2016
Bidder's Conference: May 25, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

CT State Department of Education
Room - MCR3
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT06457

Contact: Jocelyn.mackey@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6932

RFA: 118
Special Education Grant Programs FY 2017 (611/619)    [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: February 18, 2016
Application Deadline: May 13, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: thomas.bourdreau@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6919

 

Turnaround Office

RFP: 020

Application Package for the Development of State and Local Charter Schools
Application Cover memo

Purpose: To receive applications for state and local charter schools pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes § 10-66bb.

Date Posted: December 27, 2016
Application Timeline: July 1, 2017 - August 15, 2017
Bidder's Conference: Details

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

RFP: 128

State Charter School Building Projects, General Improvements, and/or Debt Repayments for School Building Projects

Purpose: To Provide funding to assist state charter schools in financing school building projects, general improvements to school buildings, and/or the repayment of debt incurred for school building projects.

Date Posted: December 27, 2016
Application Deadline: April 28, 2017
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

RFP: 808

Schools of Excellence Best Practice Grant, Disseminating and Replicating Best Practices in Connecticut's Schools and Districts    [DOC]

Purpose: The purpose of this grant opportunity is to recognize high-performing schools and schools in which high needs students outperformed the State High Needs Index in English/Language arts, mathematics or science. The grant will support the sustainability of successful strategies and facilitate funding for sharing best practices.

Date Posted: November 7, 2016
Application Deadline: November 30, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: leslie.carson@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6796

ED: 704

School Improvement Grant FY 2015    [DOC]
School Improvement Grant FY 2015 Required Budget Workbook
SIG Informational Webinar

Purpose: The 1003(g) School Improvement Grant authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides states and districts with funds to leverage change and turn around chronically underperforming schools.

Date Posted: June 22, 2016
Application Deadline: July 29, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: leslie.carson@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6796

ED: 708

The Commissioner's Network Turnaround Plan Application Cohort V    [DOC]
Commissioner's network budget worksheet

Purpose: To develop a Turnaround Plan application for consideration by the Commissioner and the State Board of Education for final selection in to the Commissioner's Network. The application is only available to those schools who were invited to develop a plan this school year.

Date Posted: April 07, 2016
Application Deadline: N/A
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: desi.nesmith@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6760

ED: 705

2016-17 Consolidated Alliance and Priority School District Application
2016-17 Consolidated Alliance and Priority School District Budget Workbook

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

Date Posted: March 15, 2016
Application Deadline: May 2, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: desi.nesmith@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6760

RFP: 816

2016-17 Low-Performing Schools Bond Funding Common Application    [DOC]

Purpose: To support Connecticut's low performing K-12 public schools by providing grants-in-aid for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology, and equipment to address school site opportunities promoting learning, health and safety for all children in high-quality facilities and 21st century educational environments.

Date Posted: January 25, 2016
Application Deadline: February 29, 2016
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: michael.kent@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6546