2021 RFPs

Academic Office

1003 School Improvement Grant Application   Word version 

Purpose: The 1003 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.  School eligible for this competitive grant are Title I schools designated as Focus or Turnaround schools that reside outside of the state’s Opportunity Districts.  

Date Posted: June 17, 2021
Application Deadline: July 23, 2021
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: jennifer.webb@ct.gov
Phone: (860) 713-6603


Career and Technical Education Secondary Supplemental Enhancement Grant 2021  Word version

Purpose: The section 112 of 20 U.S.C. 2322, Perkins V legislation allows states to distribute a portion of the local funds to foster innovation through the identification and promotion of promising and proven career and technical education programs, practices, and strategies. The supplemental enhancement concept was created to assist Perkins V secondary recipients in offering programs, practices, and strategies that prepare individuals for nontraditional fields and/or promote the development, implementation, and adoption of programs of study or career pathways aligned with State-identified high-skill, high-wage, or in-demand occupations or industries. 

Date Posted: May 4, 2021
Application Deadline: 
May 21, 2021 3:00 p.m.
Bidder's Conference: 

Contact: harold.mackin@ct.gov
Phone: 860-713-6779


Career and Technical Education Secondary Special Populations Recruitment and Retention Grant   Word version

Purpose: The Career and Technical Education Secondary Special Populations Recruitment and Retention Grant (grant) was designed to assist eligible secondary Perkins V recipients in designing and implementing a plan for the recruitment and retention of students representing special populations into Career and Technical Education Career Clusters, pathways and programs of study.  

Date Posted: February 26, 2021
Application Deadline:
April 1, 2021 
Bidder's Conference:

Contact: harold.mackin@ct.gov
Phone: 860-713-6779


RFP: 826
Promoting Financial Literacy in Middle School Statewide Grant 2021  Word version

Purpose: High-quality financial literacy education is critical for the success of all students. The Promoting Middle School Financial Literacy Grant 2021 seeks to expand financial literacy in grades 6-8 to prepare students to navigate the complex consumer economy of the 21st century as informed and civically engaged citizens. 

Funds must be utilized to create new Financial Literacy programming or to enhance and improve current content offerings. Nationally-recognized Personal Finance Standards, e.g., JumpStart or National Business Educator Association (NBEA), must be utilized when designing curriculum. Educators are encouraged to design learning experiences that meet the needs of all learners using backward design principles such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Middle school programming should vertically align with local high school graduation requirements for Personal Finance and/or high school course offerings. Please note that middle school financial literacy courses cannot be used to award high school credit, fulfill local high school graduation requirements or replace math requirements.

Date Posted: February 26, 2021
Application Deadline: April 1, 2021 3:00 p.m.
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: kyllie.freeman@ct.gov
Phone: 860-713-6592


Bureau Health/Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program for grades pre-K to 12 

Purpose: To support community-learning centers that provide programs focused on helping children in high-need schools to succeed academically through the use of scientifically-based practice and extended learning time. 

Date Posted: June 1, 2021
Application Deadline: July 15, 2021, Applications must be submitted in the CT Electronic Grant Management System (eGMS)
Bidder's Conference: June 8, 2021 10 a.m. 

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



Parent Trust Fund Request for Proposal  Word version

Purpose: To support programs aimed at improving the health, safety and education of children by training parents in civic leadership skills and supporting increased, sustained and quality parental engagement in community affairs.

Date Posted: May 25, 2021
Application Deadline: July 8, 2021, Applications must be submitted in the CT Electronic Grant Management System (eGMS)
Bidder's Conference: June 10, 2021 10:00-11:30 a.m.

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

Program Enhancement Projects for Adult Education   Word Version

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. 

Date Posted: March 12, 2021
Application Deadline: May 20, 2021
Bidder's Conference: March 18, 2021 11 a.m. 

The Bidder's Conference was recorded -  https://youtu.be/k50O7w1IYWM
Please see the Adult Education Federal Grant page for additional information.

Contact: glen.peterson@ct.gov
Phone: 860-713-6915


Office of Strategic Planning and Partnerships

RFP: 830
Academic and Social Support Magnet Grant 2021  Word version

Purpose: To support and encourage interdistrict magnet school operators in the Sheff Region to develop and implement plans to improve compliance outcomes and high quality programming and remediate the impacts of COVID on students and student learning.

Date Posted: March 1, 2021
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: jessica.cabanillas@ct.gov
Phone: 860-713-6575


Office of Student Supports and Organizational Effectiveness

Request for Comment: T4PA
Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant 
DAS link: https://biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=55921    

Purpose: Provide supports to ensure our education system prepares every student to graduate from high school ready for college and career success. The T4PA grant is specifically directed toward improving the lowest-performing schools and providing each and every student with a well-rounded education.Grant period July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022.

Date Posted: January 27, 2021
Application Deadline: 
February 5, 2021 5:00 p.m. 

Contact: Lynn Cipriano
Phone: 860-713-6457
Email: SDE.Title4@ct.gov