2021 RFPs

Academic Office


Remote Learning Commission Consultative Services   Frequently Asked Questions

Purpose: The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) is seeking submission of written proposals, on a competitive basis, from qualified organizations to partner with the CSDE in the co-facilitation of the Remote Learning Commission meetings and discussion to conduct a national scan of remote learning schools, and to design, develop and submit a report on findings the feasibility of the Statewide K-12 Remote Learning School. The CSDE is soliciting providers/vendors to provide consultative services to advise, develop and deliver a feasibility study on a Remote Learning School to the Commissioner of Education.  

Date Posted: November 3, 2021
Application Deadline:
November 12, 2021 
Bidder's Conference: 

Contact: irene.parisi@ct.gov Chief Academic Officer
Phone: 860-713-6852


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


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

RFP: 972

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

Purpose: The Connecticut State Department of Education is now accepting applications for the National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Grant. This grant was developed 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: December 1, 2021
Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: sean.fogarty.ct.gov
Phone: (860) 807-2055

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


CT Technical Education and Career System (CTECS)

Supportive Consulting Services  

Purpose: Supportive consulting services to teachers, students and administrators for Advanced Placement courses offered by the College Board.

Date Posted: July 30, 2021
Application Deadline: August 16, 2021  
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: susan.minicucci@cttech.org
Phone: 860-807-2065



Provision of Athletic Trainer Services
Questions and Answers

Purpose: 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.

Date Posted: July 30, 2021
Application Deadline: August 13, 2021
Bidder's Conference: N/A 

Contact: kisha.richards@cttech.org
Phone: 860-807-2213


Strategic Instructional Framework  

Purpose: Professional Development Services

Date Posted: July 6, 2021
Application Deadline: July 30, 2021 5:00 p.m. 
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Contact: susan.minicucci@cttech.org
Phone: 860-807-2065



Pre and Post-Test Assessments

Purpose: Pre and Post-Test Assessments across all Connecticut Technical Education

Date Posted: July 7, 2021
Application Deadline: July 23, 2021
Bidder's Conference: N/A 

Contact: kisha.richards@cttech.org
Phone: 860-807-2213


Office of Strategic Planning and Partnerships

2022-2023 Interdistrict Cooperative Grant Program   Word Version

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: November 16, 2021 
Application Deadline: 
January 28, 2022 
Bidder's Conference: 

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


Administration and Coordination of Student Transportation  Word version

Purpose: The intent of this RFP is to retain a qualified organization that can demonstrate the capability to coordinate and administer the transportation systems for voluntary interdistrict programs in the Sheff Region and support the financial obligations based on the statutory reimbursement schedule (see sections 358 and 365 of Public Act 21-2). 

Date Posted: October 21, 2021
Application Deadline: December 6, 2021
Letter of Intent: The letter of intent is due by October 29, 2021

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


Open Choice Academic Student and Social Support Grant ( Sheff Region)   Word Version

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

Date Posted: July 8, 2021 
Application Deadline: 
August 27, 2021 
Bidder's Conference: 

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


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


Special Education

Request for Application for Surrogate Parents for 2022-23 

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 8, 2021 
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022, 5 p.m. 
Bidder's Conference: N/A 

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


Request for Applications

Special Education Impartial Mediators 2021-2022

Purpose: The State Department of Education is currently seeking qualified applicants to serve as contracted Impartial Mediators for special education mediations.

Date Posted: December 3, 2021
Application Deadline: December 31, 2021  

Contact: natalie.jones@ct.gov