Competitive Grants from KDE

Published: 12/17/2014 8:27 AM
2015 Partnership Planning Grants / Early Graduation and Dual Credit RFA
Commissioner Terry Holliday and the Kentucky Department of Education announce a one-time $5,000 grant opportunity to promote partnerships between high schools and higher education institutions to plan for implementing the Early Graduation accelerated pathway in conjunction with Dual Credit while students are in high school. The grants, totaling $20,000, will support developing partnerships between secondary and post-secondary institutions and align expectations for educational rigor to prepare students for college and careers.
 
The application deadline is Monday, December 22, 2014, at 4:00 pm EST.​
 

Early Graduation Q and A

2015 Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Education Program RFA

 
As authorized under Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Kentucky Department of Education is issuing a Request for Applications (RFA) from local educational agencies to develop and implement programs that facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youth.
 
The Intent to Apply will serve as your request to attend the online Technical Review session.  The Intent to Apply deadline is Tuesday, December 2, 2014. 
 
The questions deadline is Monday, December 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm EST.
 
The application deadline is Monday, February 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm EST.
 
Below are the 2015 Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Education Program RFA and Call for Reviewers.
 
 
FY15 Project Lead the Way Grant RFAs and CTE Energy Grant 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. This Request For Application (RFA) will allow local school districts to apply for a grant to establish and sustain existing PLTW Engineering Pipeline and Biomedical Science and CTE Energy Grant career pathway for students to enter postsecondary related programs and related careers.
 
The deadline for submission of questions is 12:00 Noon(EST), Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
The deadline for submission of applications is 4:00 pm(EST), Monday, December 8, 2014.
 
 
2014 Instructional Transformation Grant RFA
 
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has been leading work over the last four years to support teachers in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), known in the state as the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS). In addition to ELA/Literacy and Math standards, the KCAS also encompasses the Next Generation Science Standards and the development of state social studies standards. While the KCAS provide guidance for college and career readiness for Kentucky’s students, supports and feedback for those implementing the standards must also be addressed.
 
Many districts have been engaged in learning more about the Literacy Design Collaborative or Math Design Collaborative strategies for implementing the KY Core Academic Standards (KCAS) and progressing their students to College and Career Readiness. For some districts, interest may have just begun while others have been deeply involved over the past three years. Regardless of their starting point of interest, districts have the opportunity to begin or continue this work with KDE support through a grant opportunity. The grant not only will support districts to implement strategies for successful implementation of the KCAS, but also focuses on teacher leadership for building capacity in your district. In addition to KDE support, grant recipients will receive $50,000 for smaller districts or $100,000 for larger districts (as defined in the Request for Application) for professional learning and to support the work
 
The KDE seeks approximately 20 - 30 districts to integrate critical strategies for raising student achievement, emphasizing teacher leadership capacity and assessment literacy.
 
An informational webcast was held on August 22nd to discuss the goals of the grant, benefits to districts and the timeline for applying. Please click here to watch the webcast archive. The questions deadline is Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm (EDT). The RFA submission deadline is Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm (EDT).
 
 
2014 Mathematics Achievement Fund RFA
 
The Mathematics Achievement Fund 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 with meeting grade level or benchmark expectations for mathematics.  The intervention services should promote effective instructional 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 must:
§  be provided to a student by a certified teacher with training in intervention services for primary students
§  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 (e.g., one on one, students grouped for the specific purpose of receiving appropriate intervention services).
 
The fiscal agent for the application for public schools must be a local school district.
 
 
 The questions deadline is September 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm (EDT). The RFA submission deadline is Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm (EDT).
 
 
2014 Kentucky Global Schools Network: Learn and Launch Grants RFA
 
Global competence is critical for innovation in the 21st century. The next step for Kentucky’s commitment to college- and career-readiness is to ensure that global-readiness is a part of this strategy. To borrow from an NEA policy brief on the issue, this means that students acquire an in-depth knowledge and understanding of international issues and an appreciation of and ability to learn and work with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, proficiency in a foreign language, and the skills to function productively in an interdependent world community.
 
The Kentucky Board of Education, at its June 2014 meeting, reiterated a commitment to this focus and Commissioner Holliday pledged support to elementary and middle schools wishing to ‘learn and launch’ global competency and world language programs that support these aspirations.
 
Below is a Request for Applications (RFA).  Applications will be due August 15.  We anticipate being able to fund approximately 13 projects. 
 
 
VIF International Education offers temporary access to the Learning Center for those applicants who are interested in learning more.  This access provides users with the newest platform, which is in Beta testing. 
Send temporary access requests to kderfp@education.ky.gov
 
2014-2015 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program 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 $2,919,403 for use during the period beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015.  The level of funds provided to any one school must be calculated by funding each student at $50 to $75 per year.
 
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Office of Administration & Support is issuing a Request for Application (RFA) from elementary schools, schools containing grades PreK-6, or any combination thereof, to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during the upcoming 2014-2015 school year.  The RFA is posted on the KDE Competitive Grants web page.
 
The application deadline is Monday, June 23 at 4:00 pm (EDT).
 
 
 
 
School Improvement Grant (SIG) FY14 RFA
 
School Improvement Grants under Section 1003(g) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 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.  A list of eligible schools/districts is shown on page 2 of the RFA.
 
 
Project Lead the Way FY14 (Engineering Pipeline, Energy Technology and Biomedical Science) 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.  KDE has selected PLTW as the curriculum for this pathway.  This Request For Application (RFA) will allow local school districts to apply for a grant to sustain existing Engineering Pipeline, Energy Technology and Biomedical Science career pathway for students to enter postsecondary related programs and related careers. 
 
 
FY14 Read to Achieve - Request for Application (RFA)
The Office of Next Generation Learners is issuing a RFA for the “Kentucky Read to Achieve: Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant.”  This program is established in KRS 158.792, under the intent that elementary schools provide diagnostic reading assessments and intervention services for those students who need them in order to learn to read at the proficient level.  This grant provides funding for local schools to offer intervention services for struggling readers in the primary program (K-3).

 
 
2014 21st Century Community Learning Centers RFA and Call for Reviewers

As authorized under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Title IV, Part B, the Office of Next Generation Learners has posted a Request for Applications (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 (CCLC) program provides academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low performing schools, to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects; to offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs and promote youth development; and to offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating students.
 
Eligible applicants are local education agencies, community-based organizations (CBO), including faith-based organizations (FBO), institutions of higher education, county and city government agencies, for-profit corporations, and other public and private entities. 
 
In support of this program, an RFA and a Call for Reviewers has posted to the KDE website.  The questions deadline is November 25, 2013.  The RFA submission deadline is December 4, 2013.

 
 
2014 World Language Immersion Planning/Implementation RFA

The World Language Immersion project is part of a statewide initiative to help elementary schools prepare for the World Language Program Review, as well as increase world language and cultural competency for college and career readiness.  The grant will provide funding to schools that wish to plan or implement a partial (dual) language immersion program.  Language immersion programs are stem-focused in that math and science are taught in the target language.  For more information on language immersion programs see http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/met00001.html and http://www.fcps.net/education-options/world-languages/spanish-immersion.

Questions regarding the 2014 World Language Immersion Planning/Implementation RFA should be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov. The deadline to submit questions is November 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm (EST).
 
Applications will only be accepted electronically.  Please see the RFA for details.
 
The deadline to submit applications is Monday, December 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm (EST).

RFA for 2013-2014 Immersion grants
 
Career Camp for non-traditional programs extended Q&A deadline and RFA submission deadline
The Kentucky Department of Education has posted an RFA for the Kentucky Association of Career and Technical Education (CCNP) Career Camps for Non-traditional Programs. The grants will be funded with Leadership Funds from the Carl D. Perkins Act.  The Act was established to provide an increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, strengthen the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improve state and local accountability. This grant will provide funds to local school districts, postsecondary institutions and area technology centers for Career Camps for Non-traditional Programs.  Camps must be held before June 30, 2014.

 

Secondary sites may partner with a postsecondary site when developing the camp.

 

The total award amount for Career Camps for Non-traditional Programs will be at least $60,000.
 
 
2014 Mathematics and Science Partnerships and Call for Reviewers
 
Kentucky’s Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program is designed to improve the performance of teachers, students and administrators in the areas of mathematics, science, technology and engineering. The MSP program is based on the premise that everyone benefits when K-12 education (teachers and administrators) and higher education institutions work closely together to improve mathematics and science learning. It emphasizes the need for stronger connections between content and pedagogical experts in mathematics, science, engineering and technology within higher education, and educators in elementary, middle and secondary education.  It is anticipated that the Kentucky Department of Education will award approximately 4 grants at $160,000 for year 1 (November, 2013 to September 30, 2014) and at $160,000 for the second year (October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015), with a possible third year (at $80,000) contingent upon evaluation, project success, evidence of impact on pedagogical content knowledge growth and student achievement, and availability of funding.
 
The deadline to submit an application is 4:00 pm (EDT), Monday, September 16, 2013
 
Questions regarding the Mathematics and Science Partnerships RFA should be directed to the KDE RFP inbox at kderfp@education.ky.gov
 
 
2014 Mathematics and Science Partnerships (Special Project) and Call for Reviewers
 
Kentucky’s Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program is designed to improve the performance of teachers, students and administrators in the areas of mathematics, science, technology and engineering. The MSP program is based on the premise that everyone benefits when K-12 education (teachers and administrators) and higher education institutions work closely together to improve mathematics and science learning. It emphasizes the need for stronger connections between content and pedagogical experts in mathematics, science, engineering and technology within higher education, and educators in elementary, middle and secondary education.  It is anticipated that the Kentucky Department of Education will award two (2) grants at $75,000 for  one year  (November, 2013 to September 30, 2014) projects.
 
The deadline to submit an application is 4:00 pm (EDT), Monday, September 16, 2013
 
Questions regarding the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Special project RFA should be directed to the KDE RFP inbox at kderfp@education.ky.gov
 
 
2013-2014 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program 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 $2,780,123 for use during the period beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014.  The level of funds provided to any one school must be calculated by funding each student at $50 to $75 per year.
 
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Office of Administration & Support is issuing a Request for Application (RFA) from elementary schools, schools containing grades PreK-6, or any combination thereof, to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. 
 
The application deadline is Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm (EDT).
 
2013 KACTE Summer Conference Career Pathway RFA
The Kentucky Department of Education issues the RFA linked below for the Kentucky Association of Career and Technical Education (KACTE) Summer Conference Career Pathway.  This grant will provide funds to local school districts and area technology centers for registration for teams to attend the KACTE Summer Conference.  Teams must attend the post sessions for career pathways.  Grantees will be eligible for up to $1,200.00.  The grants will be funded with Leadership Funds from the Carl D. Perkins Act.  The Act was established to provide an increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, strengthen the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improve state and local accountability.
 
The deadline for submission of applications is 4:00 p.m. (EST), April 15, 2013.
 
2013 Migrant Education Summer Programming Initiative RFA - EXTENDED APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE
As authorized under Title I, Part C, of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Next Generation Schools and Districts, Division of Consolidated Plans and Audits, issues the attached Request for Applications (RFA) from local education agencies (LEAs) that currently contain a state-allocated Migrant Education Program (MEP) to develop and implement a summer program to facilitate the educational needs for identified migrant children and their families.  The Kentucky Department of Education Migrant Education Program anticipates funding educationally based summer programs in local educational agencies and migrant consortiums that have active migrant education programs.
 
The deadline for questions is 4:00 pm (EST), January 22, 2013.
The deadline for submission of applications is 4:00 (EST), March 4, 2013.
 
 
2013 World Language Immersion Planning/Implementation RFA
The World Language Immersion project is part of a statewide initiative to help elementary schools address the World Language Program Review. Through these grants schools will be able to build new elementary world language programs, improve world language proficiency and cultural competency, and strengthen students’ college and career readiness. This grant will provide funding to schools that wish to begin planning or implementing a partial immersion program that teaches math, science, literacy and the arts.
 
2013 Mathematics and Science Partnerships Request for Application (RFA) and Call for Reviewers
 

Kentucky’s Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program is designed to improve the performance of teachers, students and administrators in the areas of mathematics, science, technology and engineering. The MSP program is based on the premise that everyone benefits when K-12 education (teachers and administrators) and higher education institutions work closely together to improve mathematics and science learning. It emphasizes the need for stronger connections between content and pedagogical experts in mathematics, science, engineering and technology within higher education, and educators in elementary, middle and secondary education.  It is anticipated that the Kentucky Department of Education will award approximately 5 grants at $140,000 for year 1 (January, 2013 to September 30, 2013) and at $195,000 for the second year (October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014), with a possible third year (at $97,500) contingent upon evaluation, project success, evidence of impact on pedagogical content knowledge growth and student achievement, and availability of funding.
 
2013 Biomedical Sciences / Project Lead the Way - Request for Application-DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 5, 2012
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 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 Career Pathway initiatives for secondary students to enter postsecondary related programs and related careers.
 
2013 Energy Technology, Project Lead the Way - Request for Applications-DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 5, 2012
KRS 158.808 allocated $600,000 each biennium to the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) to provide grants to middle schools and high schools to establish an Energy Technology Engineering Career Pathway. KDE has selected PLTW as the curriculum for this pathway.  Many energy components are already included in the PLTW curriculum. This Request For Application (RFA) will allow local school districts to apply for a grant to establish an energy technology engineering pipeline for students to enter postsecondary related programs and related careers.
 
2013 Engineering Pipeline, Project Lead the Way - Request for Applications-DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 5, 2012
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 Pathway to Engineering and middle school Gateway to Technology programs have been identified as STEM initiatives for which funding is provided to establish and support these programs. This Request for Application (RFA) will allow local school districts to apply for a grant to establish an Engineering Pipeline initiative for secondary students to enter postsecondary related programs and related careers.
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