The Kentucky Department of Education administers a variety of state and federal grant programs through allocations and competitive process. In addition, the Department works with private foundations to coordinate the distribution of private grant funds to schools and districts throughout the state. For specific program areas and the grants they offer, or for further information on external grant opportunities, select a link below.
Turnaround Vendor Application
The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) is seeking qualified organizations to submit a Turnaround Vendor Application to provide a turnaround training and support team to a school identified under KRS 160.346(3) for comprehensive support and improvement (CSI).
As outlined in 703 KAR 5:280, Section 15, an entity may request to be a KBE-approved turnaround vendor by submitting the Turnaround Vendor Application outlining evidence of the entity's documented success at turnaround diagnosis, training, and improved performance of organizations as well as expertise in using evidence-based strategies to improve student achievement, instruction, and schools. Applications will be scored by an inter-agency team of reviewers based on rubric criteria.
Applications will be accepted from July 1 to 11:59pm August 14.
Written questions regarding this process may be emailed to Ruth Swanson by 4:00pm July 15. Responses to written questions will be posted to the Comprehensive Support and Improvement webpage by August 1.
Competitive Grant Awards
Competitive Grants from KDE
External Grant Opportunities
All vendors/individuals wishing to do business with the Department of Education must be registered through the Finance and Administration Cabinet. This allows vendors the opportunity to identify those products and services they wish to offer to the Commonwealth. Vendors registering for the first time should go to the Commonwealth’s eProcurement
Website and click on
Vendor Self Service (VSS).
Bid solicitations for all state agencies are located under the Finance and Administration's
Vendor Self Service (VSS)
. Click on the Public Access button.
Office of Finance and Operations
Division of Budget and Financial Management
300 Sower Blvd.
Frankfort, KY. 40601