FY20 Visual Performing Arts RFA
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 is scheduled for March 3, 2020 at 10:00am(ET). The following is the link to the Technical Assistance, VPA
Technical Assistance link
FY20 Visual Performing Arts RFA
VPA Mini Grant District Budget Summary
MiniGrant 30-60-90 Template
VPA FY20 call for reviewers
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
Equipment Assistance Call for Reviewers
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)
KyCL round 1 RFA
KyCL RFA Technical
Evidence for KyCL grant programs recording
KyCL Technical Assistance Calendar UPDATE
KyCL call for reviewers
KyCL General Tech Asst power point
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.
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.