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Bid and Proposal Opportunities

Competitive Grants from KDE

Published: 10/13/2020 11:22 AM

FY21 Kentucky Comprehensive Literacy (Round 2) RFA

The purpose of the Kentucky Comprehensive Literacy (KyCL) grant is to support schools in improving the reading and writing achievement for all learners from birth to grade 12. Through a literacy needs assessment, the district and school will develop comprehensive literacy plans with three (3) year funding for initial implementation. Districts will create a Literacy Leadership Team that will guide the school-level Literacy Leadership Teams, birth to grade 12, in the feeder systems. The KyCL projects will establish collaborative relationships among all providers of educational opportunities to learners (e.g., early childhood providers, schools and districts, community partners). Additionally, projects will focus on closing the literacy learner gaps of the disadvantaged by establishing specific supports for at-risk learners, birth to grade 12. The goal is to increase the numbers of disadvantaged learners ready for transitioning successfully at various points on this continuum.

The questions deadline is November 20, 2020 at 4:00 (ET). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
The application submission deadline is December 16, 2020 at 4:00pm (ET) 

Please review the RFA for links to the informational sessions and vendor fair along with links to the technical assistance sessions. If you have any questions, please contact the KDERFP@education.ky.gov .

Please pay close attention to the blinding/redacted language within the RFA. Improperly blinded grants WILL be deemed non-responsive and NOT eligible for award.  

FY21 KYCL Round 2 updated RFA

Empowered by Evidence-Elevating Evidence Forms

KyCL Elevating Evidence Guidelines and Questions


FY21 Re-Engagement RFA

The Kentucky Department of Education is pleased to make available funding to assist schools and district in re-engagement efforts through a mini-grant opportunity. These funds are intended to provide specific, targeted supports and interventions for students who have a prior drop-out status, are at risk of dropping out, or have been unreachable since the COVID-19 shelter at home orders. The primary aim of the grant is increasing the numbers of students becoming re-engaged in the educational process towards graduation.

This is a competitive grant for a single award amount (i.e. not multiple years). The KDE has approximately $400,000 available for this grant competition. The total award amount for each mini grant will be a one-time $50,000 award, allowing for an estimated 8 awards.

The project activities can begin as soon as funds are received.  Grant funds must be expended or encumbered by September 30, 2021.

FY21 Re Engagement  

Re-engagement Technical Assistance

Call for reviewers Re-engagement

FAQ 2020 Re-engagement Mini Grant


FY21 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program (FFVP)

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.

For the 2020-2021 school year, funds will be allocated for the period of October 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The level of funds provided to any one school must be calculated by funding each student at $50 to $75 per year.

FFVP FY21 RFA FINAL

FFVP previous cycle FAQ

FY21 FFVP Invited Sites


FY20 Visual Performing Arts RFA

Per KRS 158.7992 , the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) shall establish a program that promotes the integration of the arts in schools containing elementary grades. A school shall submit an application through the district superintendent, with the agreement of the school council or of the principal, if a council does not exist. The department shall award a grant to at least one (1) school per region based on the quality of the application in meeting the criteria established in subsection (2) of this section. Special consideration shall be given, but not limited to, a school that does not have an existing comprehensive arts program.

The questions deadline March 6, 2020 at 4:00 PM (ET)All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
The application submission deadline is March 27, 2020 at 4:00pm (ET)

The Technical Assistance was provided March 3, 2020 at 10:00am(ET). 

FY20 Visual Performing Arts RFA

VPA Mini Grant District Budget Summary

MiniGrant 30-60-90 Template

VPA FY20 call for reviewers

VPA Technical Assistance recording

VPA FY20 FAQ


FY20 Equipment Assistance (Round 6) RFA

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has selected Kentucky to receive federal funds for the NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants. These funds were provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, (Public Law 116-6). Kentucky will receive $584,820 to assist School Food Authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). 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 most recent October Qualifying Data available to document eligibility. Please refer to the KDE School and Community Nutrition web site at Qualifying Data for that figure. Applications should only be submitted for schools that have not received a previous NSLP Equipment Assistance Grant.

KY DOE Equipment Assistance RFA

Application Checklist and Scoring for Equipment Assistance FY20-21 Paragraph Scoring

FY2020-21 KY Equipment Assistance Application

SP15-2019a2_1 Standard Terms and Conditions

SP15-2019os

Equipment Assistance Call for Reviewers

FY20 Equipment Assistance FAQ


FY20 Kentucky Comprehensive Literacy (Round1) RFA

The purpose of the Kentucky Comprehensive Literacy (KyCL) grant is to support schools in improving the reading and writing achievement for all learners from birth to grade 12. Through a literacy needs assessment, the district and school will develop comprehensive literacy plans with four (4) year funding for initial implementation. Districts will create a Literacy Leadership Team that will guide the school-level Literacy Leadership Teams, birth to grade 12, in the feeder systems. The KyCL projects will establish collaborative relationships among all providers of educational opportunities to learners (e.g., early childhood providers, schools and districts, community partners). Additionally, projects will focus on closing the literacy learner gaps of the disadvantaged by establishing specific supports for at-risk learners, birth to grade 12. The goal is to increase the numbers of disadvantaged learners ready for transitioning successfully at various points on this continuum.

The questions deadline is March 20, 2020 at 4:00 (ET). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
The application submission deadline is April 13, 2020 at 4:00pm (ET)

Due to current circumstances and the limitations of social distancing, it is understandable if KyCL grant applicants are having difficulties with aspects of the applications. If your district is experiencing difficulty in acquiring signatures and/or partner letters, be advised that a more lenient approach to these pieces are acceptable. For instance, electronic signatures are an acceptable alternative. Contact KDERFP@education.ky.gov is you have challenging circumstances. Please note that the due date for the application has not been altered from 4/13/20 by 4:00 ET. 


KyCL round 1 RFA 3.23 Amend

KyCL RFA Technical Assistance recording

KYCL Technical Assistance Session 2

KYCL Technical Assistance Session 3

Evaluating Evidence for KyCL grant programs recording

KyCL Technical Assistance Calendar UPDATE

KyCL call for reviewers

KyCL General Tech Asst power point

KyCL District Budget Narrative

FY20 KYCL FAQ

KyCL Tech. Asst. Slides 101

KyCL Tech. Asst. Slides 102

KyCL Tech. Asst. Slides 103

KYCL Q & A Session 1

KYCL Q & A Session 2


FY20 Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Supplemental RFA

Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL), Kentucky Department of Education's comprehensive literacy program, is now planted in 44 feeder systems spanning the commonwealth.  SRCL districts have indicated their desire and commitment to continuous literacy improvement. Our State Education Association's (SEA) strategic plan includes a focus on early literacy and the state Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan targets making real progress on closing achievement gaps and success for all students. KDE's strategic and ESSA plans center on "cultivating conditions for all schools and districts to achieve equitable and comprehensive success for all students and promoting a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement" (ESSA KY State Plan, 9).

The questions deadline is December 13, 2019 at 4:00 (ET). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
The application submission deadline is January 10, 2020 at 4:00pm (ET)

The Technical Assistance session is December 9, 2019 at 2:00pm (ET)

SRCL Supplemental Technical Assistance

FY20 SRCL Supplemental RFA

SRCL Supplemental-RFA Call for Reviewers

FY20 Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Supplemental FAQ 


FY20 Kentucky Innovative Learning Network Travel Fund RFA (KYILN)

There are many schools in Kentucky implementing components of personalized learning, and district leaders are encouraged to visit exemplar schools within our state. There are also many examples of personalized learning across the country, and district leaders may benefit from site visits to other hubs of educational innovation, such as schools committed to competency based education or piloting blended learning initiatives. This grant is intended to support travel to exemplar schools outside the state of Kentucky. A list of suggested schools and other entities is included as Appendix B but travel is not limited to the suggestions in Appendix B and no particular preference will be given to applications for travel to schools mentioned in Appendix B. This grant is not intended to support travel to national conferences unless the conference is hosted by a school.

FY20 KYILN RFA


FY20 KY. Academic Standards (KAS) Implementation Professional Learning Mini grant RFA

The Kentucky Department of Education's Standards Implementation Rollout Plan includes professional learning opportunities in digital, virtual and face-to-face formats. The plan for continuous learning and growth is based on collaborative learning through Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) both within schools and districts and within virtual settings across districts. This mini grant, KAS Implementation Professional Learning Mini Grant, will go beyond the resources and support of the KDE in order for districts and/or schools to dive deeply into specific and specialized professional learning.

The questions deadline is October 7, 2019 at 4:00 (ET). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
The application submission deadline is October 28, 2019 at 4:00pm (ET)



FY20 21st Century Community Learning Centers Cycle 17 RFA

As authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), 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 October 23, 2019 at noon (ET). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
The application submission deadline is November 18, 2019 at 4:00pm (ET)



FY20 Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program (FFVP) 

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.
Funds are allocated to states for use during the period beginning October 1, 2019 and ending September 30, 2020.  The level of funds provided to any one school must be calculated by funding each student at $50 to $75 per year.




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
  • Be evidence-based, reliable, and replicable
  • Be based on ongoing assessment of individual student needs


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.








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