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2017 RFPs

 

Academic Office

All grants submitted electronically through the eGrants Management System are due on Friday, October 20, 2017. The following grants must be submitted electronically through the eGrants Management System.

Title I, Part A

Purpose: To provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps.

Title II Part A

Purpose: To (1) increase student achievement consistent with the challenging State academic standards; (2) improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders; (3) increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and (4) provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Title III EL

Purpose: To provide ESEA, Title III federal grants to eligible districts/agencies in order to provide supplemental funds for English learners.

Title III Immigrant

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

State Bilingual Grant

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

Title I, Part A Contact: Marlene Padernacht, 860-713-6568, marlene.padernacht@ct.gov
Title II, Part A Contact: Jim Dargati, 860-713-6562, jim.dargati@ct.gov Title III EL, Title III Immigrant,
State Bilingual Contact: Megan Alubicki Flick, 860-713-6786, megan.alubicki@ct.gov

RFP: 819

Carl D, Perkins Career and Technical Education Postsecondary Supplemental Enhancement Grant 2018  [DOC]

Purpose: The Perkins IV legislation allows states to distribute a portion of the local funds (legislative reference P.L. 109-270 Sec. 112) to achieve an equitable balance of funding in the state. The Postsecondary Supplemental Enhancement concept has been created to balance the needs of community colleges statewide through supplemental Perkins IV funding. Only those Community colleges having received Perkins funds during the 2016-17 academic year may apply for the Postsecondary Supplemental Enhancement Grant.

Date Posted: July 19, 2017
Application Deadline: August 7, 2017
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: Suzanne.loud@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6746

RFP: 818

Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Secondary Supplemental Enhancement Grant 2018  [DOC]

Purpose: The Perkins IV legislation allows states to distribute a portion of the local funds (legislative reference P.L. 109-270 Sec. 112) to achieve an equitable balance of funding in the state. The supplemental enhancement concept has been created to balance the needs of districts statewide through supplemental Perkins IV funding. Only those districts having received Perkins funds during the 2016-17 school year may apply for the Secondary Supplemental Enhancement Grant.

Date Posted: July 19, 2017
Application Deadline: August 7, 2017
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: Harold.mackin@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6779

RFP: 116 Postsecondary

Carl D. Perkins Continuous Improvement Plan Completion Forms and Postsecondary Education, 2017-18  [DOC]
Carl D. Perkins ED 114 and Budget Narrative for Postsecondary Education, 2017-18  [DOC]

Purpose: The purpose of this grant is 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: April 21, 2017
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: Melissa.hickey@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6680

RFP: 116 Secondary

Carl D. Perkins Continuous Improvement Plan Completion Forms for Secondary Education, 2017-18  [DOC]
Carl D. Perkins Ed 114 and Budget Narrative for Secondary Education, 2017-18  [DOC]

Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to develop fully the academic, career and technical skills of secondary student 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: April 21, 2017
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: Melissa.hickey@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6680

 

Office of Early Childhood / Division of Early Care and Education

RFP: 086

State Head Start Grant

Purpose: Expand existing Herd Start programs, increase the number of children served and enhance program quality.

Date posted: April 4, 2017
Application deadline: May 26, 2017
Bidder's conference: April 19, 2017 from 1:00-3:00pm, CT State Education Resource Center-SERC Classroom, 25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT

Contact: amparo.garcia@ct.gov
Phone: 860-500-4427

 

Heath/Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education

ED: 709

Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grant 2017-2018  [DOC]

Purpose: Disbursement of Title IV, Part A funds to Title I Districts

Date Posted: October 13, 2017
Application Deadline: November 22, 2017
Bidder's Conference: Webinar October 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact: scott.newgass@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 807-2044

RFP:132

21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant Program for Grades Pre-K to 12  [DOC]

Purpose: The purpose of the grant is to fund community-learning centers that provide students with academic and enrichment opportunities outside of regular school hours. Centers, which can be located in elementary or secondary schools or other similarly accessible facilities, provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development. At the same time, centers help support families by offering them educational development opportunities and providing a safe environment for students when school is not in session.

Date Posted: August 23, 2017
Application Deadline: September 22, 2017
Bidder's Conference: August 29, 2017

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.

Date Posted: June 26, 2017
Application Deadline: By 4:30 July 31, 2017
Bidder's Conference: June 26, 2017 1:00 -3:00 pm and June 29, 2017 10:00 - 12:00 pm

Connecticut Non-Profit Center
Sheldon Conference Room
75 Charter Oak Avenue, Bldg. 1
Hartford, CT 06106

Reservations are required because seating is limited!

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

RFP: 120

Youth Service Bureau Grant Program  [DOC]

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: June 26, 2017
Application Deadline: July 31, 2017
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

RFP: 972

National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grants  [DOC]

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

Date Posted: April 3, 2017
Application Deadline: May 26, 2017
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: Kelly.mero@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 807-2073

RFP: 817

Program Enhancement Projects for Adult Education  [DOC]

Purpose: To provide opportunities for the expansion and enhancement of existing educational programs and services for adults who lack the level of basic skills and literacy necessary to be effective parents,, citizens and employees. Pursuant to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), Public Law 113-128

Date posted: March 17, 2017
Application deadline: April 28, 2017
Bidder's conference: March 21, 2017, 1:00pm at Energize CT, North Haven, CT

Contact: susan.pierson@ct.gov
Phone: 860-807-2121

 

 

Sheff Office

ED:999

Open Choice Academic, student and Social Support Grant Application  [DOC]
Grant Funding 2017-18

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

Date Posted: December 12, 2017
Application Deadline: January 16, 2018
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

 

Special Education

RFA: 118

Special Education Grant Programs FY2018 (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 22, 2017
Application deadline: May 12, 2017
Bidder's conference: N/A

Contact: thomas.boudreau@ct.gov
Phone: 860-713-6919

 

Turnaround Office

RFP: 816

2017 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: June 12, 2017
Application Deadline: July 31, 2017
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

ED: 704

School Improvement Grant 1003(g) SIG Application Cohort VI  [DOC]
School Improvement Grant 1003(g) SIG Budget Workbook

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 1, 2017
Application Deadline: June 26, 2017
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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

RFP: 806

2016-17 1003(a) Application Improving Student Achievement in Low-Performing Schools
Application workbook

Purpose: The purpose of this grant opportunity is to assist local education agencies in dramatically improving student achievement in their lowest-performing schools by making targeted investments in schools pursuing comprehensive and transformative improvement plans.

Date posted: April 25, 2017
Application deadline: May 9, 2017
Bidder's conference: N/A

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