2019 RFPs

Academic Office


Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Student Organization Statewide Improvement Grant 2019
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Student Organization Statewide Improvement Grant 2019

Purpose: One of the high-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) elements is Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs). CTSOs engage students in leadership and work-based activities that are integral to the CTE program. To assist schools and districts in expanding career readiness through CTSOs, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has created the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Student Organization Statewide Improvement Grant 2019 (CTSO Grant). This funding source should assist in the advancement of goals established by the Connecticut State Board of Education (Board) and Perkins IV legislation to close the achievement gap for CTE students in eligible districts by offering an opportunity for program development. Funds must be utilized to create new CTSOs or to enhance and improve current CTSOs. Grant expenditures must meet the criteria set forth in the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV).

Date Posted: June 26, 2019
Application Deadline: August 1, 2019
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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


RFP: 822

Career and Technical Education Secondary Work-Based Learning Grant
Career and Technical Education Secondary Work-Based Learning Grant

Purpose:  The Work-Based Learning Enhancement Grant has been created to balance the needs of districts statewide through supplemental Perkins IV funding. The grant is for improving or developing local work-based learning programs in order for students to gain new knowledge and skills or to improve knowledge and skills learned in the classroom setting. Only those districts having received Perkins IV funds during the 2018–19 school year may apply for the Career and Technology Education Secondary Work-Based Learning Enhancement Grant.

Date Posted: June 24, 2019
Application Deadline: July 22, 2019
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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


Health/Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education


Parent Trust Fund Request for Proposal
Parent Trust Fund Request for Proposal

Purpose: The Parent Trust Fund is a Connecticut family civics initiative established through legislation passed in 2001. The purpose of the Parent Trust Fund is 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. Proposals are invited from eligible applicants to deliver parent leadership training using evidence-based curricula.

Date Posted: August 30, 2019
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019 4:00 p.m.
Bidder's Conference: September 11, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Graustein Memorial Fund located at 2319 Whitney Avenue, Suite 2B in Hamden

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

RFP: 092

Application Package for the Renewal of a Family Resource Center Program
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:  June 7, 2019
Application Deadline:  July 15, 2019
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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


RFP: 972

National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grants
National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Assistance Grants

Purpose: To provide funding for school districts (school food authorities - SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program to purchase food service equipment needed to meet nutritional standards for schools, ensure food safety, improve operation and efficiency, and/or expand participation in Child Nutrition Programs.

Date Posted: May 13, 2019
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Bidder's Conference: N/A

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


Legal and Governmental Affairs

RFP: 2019 Impartial Hearing Officers

Impartial Hearing Officers

Purpose: To seek qualified applicants to serve as contracted Impartial Hearing Officers for the State Department of Education (SDE) for matters pertaining, but not limited, to school accommodations, expulsions from school privileges, declaratory rulings, unit clarification petitions, revocation or denial of educator certificates and permits and other proceedings pursuant to the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act (UAPA).

Date Posted: July 12, 2019
Application Deadline: August 9, 2019

Contact: Laura Anastasio
(860) 713-6520  


School Choice Programs/Sheff Office

ED: 999

ED999 Open Choice Academic, Student and Social Support Grant (Sheff Region) 2019-20
ED999 Application in Word

Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to promote academic and social success for students participating in the Open Choice program in the Sheff Region.  The grant is intended to provide supplemental funding towards programs and supports that work to ensure Open Choice students have positive school experiences, academic and social success.

Date Posted:  July 16, 2019
Application Deadline: August 23, 2019
Bidder’s Conference:  N/A

Contact: Dr. Yemi Onibokun
Phone: 860-713-6575


Special Education

Request for Application for Surrogate Parents for 2020-21 

Purpose: The Surrogate Parent Program is a federally mandated program (34 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] § 300.519) that provides educational advocacy services for children and youth under the jurisdiction of the Department of Children and Families (DCF) (foster children) or an unaccompanied minor or homeless youth (34 CFR § 300.519[f]), who need or may need special education. 

Date Posted: December 16, 2019 
Application Deadline: January 31, 2020, 5 p.m. 
Bidder's Conference: N/A 

Contact: Surrogate.Application@ct.gov 
Phone: (860) 713-6716


RFP: 2019_39265

Needs Assessment: Prekindergarten Programs for Children Three, Four and Five-Years Old in Which Indvidual Education Programs are Implemented

Purpose: To identify the current state and landscape of programs in the State of Connecticut in which young children with IEPs receive special education and related services.

Date Posted: May 14, 2019
Application Deadline: June 28, 2019
Bidder's Conference: June 6, 2019
Bidder's conference video:


Bidder's conference FAQ

Contact: andrea.brinnel@ct.gov
(860) 713-6941


Strategic Planning and Partnerships

RFI: 001

Online School Choice Application and Lottery System Software
Online School Choice Application and Lottery System Software Word version

DAS Biznet link; https://biznet.ct.gov/SCP_Search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=50993

Questions and Answers
PowerSchool Questions and Answers

Purpose: The CSDE is seeking information regarding an online school choice application and lottery system software. 

Date Posted: August 22, 2019
Application Deadline: September 12, 2019 12:00 p.m. 
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: Keith Norton@ct.gov
Phone: 860-713-6465