Competitive Grants from KDE

Published: 9/27/2016 1:34 PM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FY17 21st Century Community Learning Centers
 
As authorized under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Title IV, Part B, Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC), the Office of Next Generation Schools and Districts is issuing a Request for Application (RFA) for local school districts, community and faith-based organizations, as well as other qualifying private and governmental organizations to design and implement effective out-of-school programs that improve student achievement and social development.
 
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program provides academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high–poverty and low-performing schools, to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as reading, math and science.  The purpose is to provide students with homework assistance and a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs while also promoting youth development; and to offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. Programs must ensure the academic services they provide are aligned with the school’s curriculum in the core subject areas.
 
IF YOU’RE AWARDED FUNDS FROM THIS RFA, PLEASE NOTE:
The KDE will post the top 3 applications from each awarded category with future RFAs like this one.  If your agency is awarded grant funds as a result of your application for this RFA and your application is one of the top 3 in its category, then it will be posted with future RFAs.   This will allow other applicants to see how high quality applications are developed. 
 
The questions deadline is October 20, 2016 at noon (EST). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
 
The application submission deadline is November 17, 2016 at 4:00pm (EST)
 
 
 
 
FY17 School Improvement Grant
 
School Improvement Grants under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001 are grants to state educational agencies (SEAs).  SEAs, in turn, make sub grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) that demonstrate the greatest need and the strongest commitment to use the funds to provide adequate resources in order to raise the achievement of students in their lowest-performing schools.
Kentucky has approximately $7,087,009.00 available for use in identified schools. Each school may apply for a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum of $2 million per grant year.  KDE intends to make first year awards available by November 1, 2016.
 
 
 
FY17 Equipment Assistance (Round 3) RFA
 
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected Kentucky to receive federal funds for the 2016 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants.  Kentucky will receive $532,112 to assist School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program in purchasing needed equipment to meet the new nutritional standards for schools as required by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
These funds will be awarded via a competitive grant process to SFAs giving priority to high need schools (e.g., schools in underserved areas, schools with limited access to other resources, and age of food service equipment) where 50 percent or more of the enrolled students are eligible for free or reduced price meals.  KDE will use the month of October 2015 to document eligibility. Please refer to the KDE School and Community Nutrition web site at Qualifying Data for that figure.  In addition, SFAs may submit applications for schools that did not receive a previous NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant award under the ARRA Act of 2009 and the FY 2010, FY 2013, FY 2014, and FY 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Acts.
 
 
 
FY17 Mathematics Achievement Fund Grant 
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) anticipates funding approximately 90 schools at an estimated $50,000 per year to support the hiring of one full-time mathematics intervention teacher (MIT) and training for the intervention team consisting of the intervention teacher and two classroom teachers per school. Grants are renewable for up to four years, contingent on successful implementation of intervention components, grant requirement compliance, demonstrated student progress and the availability of funds.
The Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF) grant provides schools with funds for teacher training and implementation of intervention services that address the needs of students in the primary program who are struggling to meet grade level or benchmark expectations for mathematics. The intervention services should promote evidence-based practices in mathematics. Selected mathematics intervention services should be based on data specific to the needs of the identified students.
As specified in KRS 158.844, the intervention services selected shall:
§ be provided to a student by a highly trained, certified teacher
§ be based on reliable, replicable research; and
§ be based on the ongoing assessment of individual student needs.
The mathematics intervention services and programs selected by schools will determine the instructional method required for implementation (one on one or students grouped for the specific purpose of receiving appropriate intervention services).
The fiscal agent for the application for public schools shall be a local school district.
 
The questions deadline is August 31st, 2016 at noon (ET). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
The application submission deadline is October 4th, 2016 at 4:00pm (ET). All applications must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
 
 
FY17 Preschool Partnership Grant – Tier 1 Planning
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), in collaboration with the State Board of Education, the Early Childhood Advisory Council, the Child Care Advisory Council and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, is pleased to announce a new grant program to be designed to incentivize cooperative  public/private partnerships between public school districts and child care providers to develop full-day, high-quality programs for at-risk children. The incentive grant program represents an opportunity for school districts and child care providers to improve the quality of services in their communities.
 
 
FY17 Preschool Partnership Grant – Tier 2 Implementation
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), in collaboration with the State Board of Education, the Early Childhood Advisory Council, the Child Care Advisory Council and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, is pleased to announce a new grant program to be designed to incentivize cooperative public/private partnerships between public school districts and child care providers to develop full-day, high-quality programs for at-risk children. The incentive grant program represents an opportunity for school districts and child care providers to improve the quality of services in their communities.
 
 
FY17 Perkins Reserve Fund for Industry Certification
 
As authorized under the Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006, the Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education is issuing a Request for Application (RFA) for Kentucky local school districts, area technology centers and postsecondary institutions to apply for a Perkins Reserve Fund Grant for Industry Certifications.  The Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006 provides funds to supplement and enhance career and technical education.
The Kentucky Department of Education has approximately $750,000 available for this grant competition.  The total amount award for each grant will be no more than $15,000.   Applicants awarded the grant for industry certifications will receive funds, via reimbursement, for 2016-2017 preparatory students.
FY16 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program (FFVP) RFA
 
Recent Federal legislation, Public Law 110-234, The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, authorized funds for expansion of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) to all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Elementary schools that represent a State’s highest free and reduced price enrollment are eligible to participate in the Program and are given priority for being selected due to their high need level.   The purpose of the program is to increase fresh fruit and vegetable consumption in elementary schools.
Kentucky has been allocated $3,075,325 for use during the period beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017.  The level of funds provided to any one school must be calculated by funding each student at $50 to $75 per year.
The application deadline is Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 4:00 pm (EDT).
 
 
 
2016 Mathematics and Science Partnerships 
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is responsible for administering the Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program (funded under Title II, Part B of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) and is authorized to award approximately $2,460,000 in competitive grants as of July 1, 2016. Each awarded partnership will be eligible for a two-year grant at a value of approximately $205,000 per year, subject to (a) compliance with program requirements, (b) demonstration of effectiveness, and (c) availability of federal funding. The KDE anticipates up to 6 projects will be awarded during this RFA MSP cycle.
 
The Technical Assistance session will be held at Western Hills High School Library, 100 Doctors Dr., Frankfort, KY. 40601 on June 15, 2016 from 9:00AM - 3:00PM (EDT)
  
The questions deadline is June 20, 2016 at noon (EDT). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
 
The application submission deadline is July 1, 2016 at 4:00pm (EDT)
 
 
2016 Equipment Assistance (Round 2) RFA
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected Kentucky to receive federal funds for the 2015 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants.  Kentucky will receive $437,742 to assist School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program in purchasing needed equipment to meet the new nutritional standards for schools as required by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
These funds will be awarded via a competitive grant process to SFAs giving priority to high need schools (e.g., schools in underserved areas, schools with limited access to other resources, and age of food service equipment) where 50 percent or more of the enrolled students are eligible for free or reduced price meals.  KDE will use the month of October 2015 to document eligibility. Please refer to the KDE School and Community Nutrition web site at Qualifying Data for that figure.  In addition, SFAs may submit applications for schools that did not receive a previous NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant award (e.g., ARRA of 2009 and the FY 2010, FY 2013, and FY 2014 Agriculture Appropriations Acts).
 
The questions deadline is February 25, 2016 at noon (EST). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
 
The application submission deadline is March 17, 2016 at 4:00pm (EST)
 
 
2016 Project Lead The Way(Biomedical and Engineering) RFA
 
Kentucky legislation provides funding to both the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Kentucky Department of Education to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education initiatives throughout the state.  The high school PLTW Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Pipeline program has been identified as a STEM initiative for which funding is provided to establish and support this effort.  This Request For Application (RFA) will allow local school districts to apply for a grant to establish and sustain existing PLTW/Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Pipeline Career Pathway initiatives for secondary students to enter postsecondary related programs and related careers.
 
The questions deadline is January 28, 2016 at noon (EST). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
 
 
2016 Energy Technology RFA
 
Kentucky legislation provides funding to both the Council on Postsecondary Education and the Kentucky Department of Education to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education initiatives throughout the state.  Only Energy Technology Engineering programs of study approved by the KDE Area Consultant can qualify for this grant funding. This Request For Application (RFA) will allow local school districts to apply for a grant to establish an energy technology engineering career pathway for students to enter postsecondary related programs and related careers.
 
The questions deadline is January 28, 2016 at noon (EST). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
 
The application submission deadline is March 2, 2016 at 4:00pm (EST)
 
 
 
2016 21st Century Community Learning Centers
 
As authorized under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Title IV, Part B, Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC), the Office of Next Generation Schools and Districts is issuing a Request for Application (RFA) for local school districts, community and faith-based organizations, as well as other qualifying private and governmental organizations to design and implement effective out-of-school programs that improve student achievement and social development.
 
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program provides academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high–poverty and low-performing schools, to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as reading, math and science.  The purpose is to provide students with homework assistance and a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs while also promoting youth development; and to offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. Programs must ensure the academic services they provide are aligned with the school’s curriculum in the core subject areas.
 
 
The questions deadline is December 9, 2015 at noon (EST). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
 
The application submission deadline is January 19th, 2016 at 4:00pm (EST)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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