FY17 Read To Achieve RFA
The Kentucky Department of
Education (KDE) anticipates funding approximately 300 schools at an estimated
$50,000 per year for a two-year period to support the hiring of one full-time
reading intervention teacher and training for one classroom teacher (per year)
per school. If the school is awarded RTA grant funds, the school must assure
the complete sustainability of the school’s proposed intervention services for
the two-year period. After this two-year period, RTA schools will be eligible
to request a grant renewal for an additional two years contingent upon
successful implementation of all program components, grant requirement
compliance, demonstrated student progress and the availability of funds.
The Kentucky Read to Achieve:
Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant provides schools with competitive
funds to design and implement a reading intervention program and/or practices
that address the needs of primary (K– 3) students reading at low levels.
The selected intervention
program should promote effective instruction and be based on trend data
specific to the needs of the struggling readers in the school.
As specified in KRS 158.792
1c, the reading intervention selected by the school must:
Allow for short-term,
intensive instruction in the essential skills necessary to read proficiently
Be provided to a student by
a highly trained teacher
Be delivered one-on-one or
in small groups
reliable, and replicable
Be based on ongoing
assessment of individual student needs
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
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:
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 application submission deadline is November 17, 2016 at
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
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
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.
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
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.
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).
agent for the application for public schools shall be a local school district.
The application submission deadline is October 4th,
2016 at 4:00pm (ET). All
applications must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
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
FY17 Preschool Partnership Grant – Tier 2
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
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
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.
deadline is Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 4:00 pm (EDT).
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
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 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.