2016 21st Century Community
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
The application submission deadline is January
14th, 2016 at 4:00pm (EST)
School Academic Liaison Grant RFA
The Office of Learning Services is issuing a Request for
Application (RFA) through the Special Education Division of the Regional
Education Cooperatives (coop). The grant will fund four liaisons to serve
districts and schools who are struggling with meeting grade level or benchmark
academic expectations. Through the Kentucky Department of Education’s
State Personnel Development Grant, 4 awards [e.g. $60,000 each] will be made to
coops to hire liaisons to assist in closing the achievement gap in their region
while also developing online materials to support teacher professional growth
(e.g. PGES, CT4CG) and Novice Reduction using sustainable practices.
deadline is 4:00 pm (EDT), Monday, September 28, 2015.
The RFA application submission
deadline is 4:00 pm (EDT) Monday, October 12, 2015.
Kentucky Global Schools Network: FY16 Learn and
Global competence is critical for innovation in the 21st
century. Educational approaches sensitive to our changing world infuse global
awareness and cultural understanding into everyday classroom practices, while
also utilizing the technological resources available to teachers and students
today. A learning environment rooted in global competence empowers teachers and
students to develop deep cultural knowledge and explore the ways in which
culture influences identities and worldviews. Teachers and students also engage
with world issues and challenges, and conceptualize ways to address them
together. Openness and curiosity are developed and are critical to global
perspective-building and problem-solving processes.
The purpose of the first “Learn and Launch” grants, released in
July of 2014, were to provide elementary and middle schools with additional
funds to access VIF International Education resources, which are proven to enable educators to effectively integrate global content
into their core instruction, while also providing support for planning an
effective implementation of a strong world language and global competency
This second round of “Learn and Launch” grants are to continue expanding
the knowledge base and experiences of Kentucky schools using the provider, VIF
Intent to apply deadline is Monday, August
24th, 2015 at 4:00pm (EDT). The questions deadline is Friday, September 4, 2015
at 4:00pm (EDT). All questions need to be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov. RFA
Submission Deadline is set for Thursday, September 28th, 2015 at 4:00pm (EDT)
2015-2016 Fresh Fruits
and Vegetables Program (FFVP) RFA
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 $2,956,284 for use during the
period beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016. 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,
June 8th at 4:00 pm (EDT).
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 $200,000 for year 1 (August 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016). Approximately $200,000 for the second year (October
1, 2016 to September 30, 2017), could be awarded dependent upon evaluation, project success, evidence of impact on pedagogical
content knowledge growth and student achievement, and availability of funding.
Intent to apply deadline is Monday, May 11,
2015 at 4:00pm (EDT). The questions deadline is Monday, May 18, 2015 at 4:00pm
(EDT). All questions need to be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov. RFA Submission Deadline is set for Thursday, June 4, 2015 at
Regional Dropout Prevention Grant Program
As authorized under KRS 158.146(5), the
Office of Next Generation Schools and Districts is issuing a Request for
Applications (RFA) for Regional Dropout Prevention Grants. This is a one (1) year grant beginning FY2015
and ending FY2016.
improve graduation rates across the state of Kentucky and ensure that every
student has a chance to graduate from high school college- and career-ready,
schools and districts need to meet the needs of all students at risk for
purpose of the Regional Dropout Prevention Grant is to provide funds to support
districts with low dropout rates in providing training and technical assistance
to districts in their region to implement strategies that support students who
are at risk of dropping out.
The Regional Dropout Prevention Grant will help
to identify the reforms necessary to ensure student success and further the
process of lowering Kentucky’s dropout rate. The goal of the grant is to share
ideas and best practices on how districts can play a pivotal role in reducing
the dropout rate by creating a strategic vision.
Questions deadline is Monday, May 18, 2015 at 4:00 noon (EDT).
All questions need to be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
RFA Submission Deadline is set for Monday, June 22, 2015 at
Perkins Federal Reserve Grant
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 New Career Pathway Development. The Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006 provides funds
to supplement and enhance career and technical education.
The purpose of the grant is to develop a career
pathway that includes a four-course sequence at the secondary level and
incorporates the corresponding courses at the postsecondary level. The pathway must result in high school
graduation, recognized industry certification, associate degree, and/or
baccalaureate degree. Secondary students
transitioning to postsecondary education must receive credit for all of the
sequence of courses they have passed and not be required to retake a course
they have already completed. Likewise,
postsecondary students transitioning from an associate degree to a
baccalaureate degree must be given credit for the courses they have completed
and not be required to retake a course or courses they have already completed.
Questions deadline is Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 12:00 noon (EDT).
All questions need to be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
RFA Submission Deadline is set for Thursday June 4, 2015 at
grant for School Food Authorities RFA
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected Kentucky to receive
federal funds for the 2014 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants. Kentucky will receive $613,036 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. In addition, the Kentucky Department of
Education is providing $432,034 from the Direct Certification Award funding to
supplement the Equipment Assistance Grants.
Therefore, the total amount available for awards is $1,045,072.
Deadline for submission of questions will be Wednesday, April 1,
Deadline for submission of application will be Friday, April 13, 2015
need to define leadership roles and responsibilities for effective teachers has
grown out of the development of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness
System. Empowering teacher leaders can impact teacher equity for all students,
build leadership capacity for all staff, and increase the quality of teaching
and learning. As a part of the Network for Transforming Educator Preparation
(NTEP) grant, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking
applications from Kentucky schools interested in demonstrating current or
planned strategies to utilize effective teachers in teacher leadership roles.
Identified recipients will provide feedback on achievement of goal outcomes, policy
implications and support for scale of work.
Empowering Effective Educators (E3) Grant provides schools
with funds to design and implement a teacher leadership structure that
addresses the needs of building capacity of staff and recognizing the impact of
teacher leaders on continuous improvement of schools. The teacher
leadership program should promote the use of highly effective teachers in
various leadership roles based on the needs of the school.
Deadline for submission of questions will be 12:00pm noon EDT,
Monday, March 9, 2015.
Deadline for submission of application will be 4:00pm EDT,
Monday, April 6, 2015.