Pursuant to Senate Bill 1, 2021 Extraordinary Session, districts are required to submit their current COVID-19 School Operations Plan and any subsequent drafts to KDE for informational purposes.
Districts may submit their plans to KDE using this form.

Bid and Proposal Opportunities

Competitive Grants from KDE

Published: 11/24/2021 5:41 PM

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FY22 Read To Achieve RFA

The Kentucky Read to Achieve: Reading Diagnostic and Intervention Grant provides schools with competitive funds to support teachers in implementing a reading intervention program and evidence-based instructional strategies that address the diverse needs of primary students (K-3) reading at low levels and needing accelerated learning. Schools awarded the RTA grant must ensure implementation of a reading intervention program for tiers two and three and a comprehensive reading program at the tier one instructional level.

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) anticipates funding approximately 225 schools at an estimated $62,000 per year for a two-year periodSchools that are awarded RTA grant funds must provide matching funds and assure the complete sustainability of the professional learning requirements and all costs associated with implementing the professional learning and intervention program into the appropriate tiers of instruction 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 implementation of all program components, grant requirement compliance, demonstrated student progress, the availability of funds and successfully meeting all assurances per KRS 158.792 Section 3(b).

Below is the link to the Technical Assistance Session scheduled, November 22, 2021, 1:00-3:00 p.m., ET

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Read to Achieve RFA FY22 updated

Read to Achieve Budget Summary Form

FY22 RTA Call for Reviewers

FY22 Professional Learning Providers for RTA

Technical Assistance Recording





FY22 Equipment Assistance (Round 8) 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 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, (Public Law 116-94). Kentucky will receive $596,644 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.


KY DOE Equipment Assistance RFA FY 2022

FY22 KY Equipment Assistance Application

Scoring Rubric for Equipment Assistance FY22

SP13_2021 FY 21 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants for School Food AuthoritiesOS

FY22 Equipment Assistance Call for Reviewer

FY22 Equipment Assistance FAQ




FY22 21st Century Community Learning Centers Cycle 19 RFA

As authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC), the Office of Continuous Improvement and Support, 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.

A virtual technical assistance session will be provided September 27th, 28th and 29th for anyone that would like to apply for the grant.  The session will run from 9:00AM – 4:30PM ET. The registration links can be found on page 6 within the RFA. 

The questions deadline is October 15, 2021 at noon (ET). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
The application submission deadline is November 16, 2021 at 4:00pm (ET)

FY22 21st CCLC awards will be posted on or around March 30, 2022


21st CCLC FY22 Cycle 19 RFA with Amendments 

FY22 CCLC Call for Reviewers

FY22 21st CCLC Cycle 19 FAQ

FY21 CCLC Top Elementary Continuation

FY21 CCLC Top Elementary New

FY21 CCLC Top High Continuation

FY21 CCLC Top Middle Continuation

FY21 CCLC Top Middle New




FY22 Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF)

The Office of Teaching and Learning is issuing a Request for Application (RFA) for Kentucky public school districts to apply on behalf of individual schools. KSB and KSD are also eligible to apply. As specified in KRS 158.844, the Mathematics Achievement Fund (MAF) is hereby created to provide developmentally appropriate diagnostic assessment and intervention services to students, primary through grade 12, to help them reach proficiency in mathematics. The MAF grant provides funding for release time for teachers to serve as coaches. 

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) anticipates funding approximately 75 schools at an estimated $62,000 per year to support the professional learning of a mathematics coach and up to 25% of the funds used for salary of the mathematics coach to improve mathematics teaching as defined above. Grants are renewable for up to four years, with a two-year grant renewal process, contingent on successful implementation of coach components, grant requirement compliance, demonstrated student progress and the availability of funds. The fiscal agent for the application for public schools shall be a local school district. Each school will provide a budget that shows matching funds for the MAF grant of $62,000 from the local school district.

Microsoft Teams meeting Technical assistance session scheduled for 9/15/2021 at 4:00pm EST.


MAF RFA 2021 updated

FY22 MAF Call for Reviewers

MAF FY17 - Highest scoring

MAF FY17 - 2nd highest scoring

MAF FY17 - 3rd highest scoring

FY22 MAF FAQ round 1

Cognitive Coaching PL Plan

KCM Mathematics Achievement Fund Coaching Support 2022-2024

MAF RFA 2021 Writers TA Session.pptx 

MAF- RFA-M-2-Professional Learning Plan-MathCoaching

FY22 MAF FAQ Round 2 Final




FY22 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 2021-2022 school year, funds will be allocated for the period of October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. The level of funds provided to any one school must be calculated by funding each student at $50 to $75 per year.


FFVP SY21-22 RFA updated

FY22 FFVP Signature Page

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Handbook

FY 21 FFVP FAQ for reference


FY21 Kentucky Innovative Learning Network Partnership RFA

There are many schools and districts in Kentucky implementing personalized learning and other
innovative strategies. In order to support these innovative efforts, districts are encouraged to pursue
external partnerships with educational organizations and other entities who may provide consulting
services. This grant is intended to fund partnership agreements between local school districts and
educational organizations. Appendix B contains a list of organizations who may provide consulting
services. Pursuant to KRS 11A.020, KDE is not able to promote or endorse a specific product or
company. As such, this list should not be interpreted as an endorsement. Partnerships are not limited 
to the organizations in Appendix B and no preference will be given to applications for partnerships with
organizations listed in Appendix B.
A breakdown of planned partnership efforts is required as part of this application. Each LEA
may apply for a maximum grant amount of $10,000 to supplement partnership costs.
LEAs may choose to include a letter from the partnership agency with the breakdown of costs.

The application submission deadline is June 4, 2021 at 4:00pm (ET)

The Questions Deadline is May 7th, 2021 at 4:00pm. All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.


RFA_ KY ILN Partnership Grant 

KYILN FAQ


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FY21 Updated McKinney Vento Homeless Children Education Program RFA

As Authorized under Title IX, Part A of ESSA: Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program, the Office of Continuous Improvement and Support is issuing a Request for Applications (RFA) from local educational agencies to develop and implement programs that facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youth.   This competitive subgrant may be used to provide temporary, special, and supplementary services to meet the unique needs of homeless children and youths.

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) anticipates funding 10-15 programs. Funding amounts will vary dependent upon availability of federal funds, which the KDE approximates receiving $950,000 based upon previous years’ awards, as well as the following needs (list is not all inclusive): homeless population, strength of academic services proposed, allowable expenditures and potential start-up programs. Districts should design a Homeless Education Program that addresses needs identified through a comprehensive needs assessment and is education focused. Budgets should be developed based on the program design and should accurately reflect amounts needed to effectively implement it. The average award for this grant is approximately $65,000. Districts may or may not receive the total amount requested within their proposals. The award is based on program design and homeless count. 

The application submission deadline is April 23, 2021 at 4:00pm (ET)

The Technical Assistance Session will be held on April 6th, 2021 at 11:00am. Below is the link to the Technical Assistance session.

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FY21 McKinney-Vento RFA amended

Updated McKinney-Vento RFA Application Form and Instructions 

McKinney Vento Updated FAQ 

FY21 MV Grant RFA Technical Session Slides

MV Grant RFA TA Session Video 1-12-21

MV Technical Assistance Session


FY21 Grow Your Own RFA

The Kentucky Department of Education is pleased to make available funding to assist schools and district in developing a grow-your-own program to support future teacher recruitment. Recruitment of new teachers to the profession is vital to address significant teacher shortages and expand teacher workforce diversity in the state. According to education consultant and Grow-Your-Own advocate, Dan Brown, "more than 60 percent of America's teachers work within 20 miles of where they went to high school. In every community, most of the future teaching workforce is sitting on the student side of the desks right now—with or without any kind of proactive recruitment efforts. Recruitment of future teachers can begin early, and no one is better equipped to begin this process than educators themselves." These funds are intended to be used to establish grow-your-own pipeline partnerships between school districts and post-secondary institutions.

Funds are available to support activities in high schools and school alumni. Districts can submit one application.  The project can propose work supporting students in multiple schools; but should be focused enough to have the potential for significant impact on the participating schools.

 

This is a competitive grant for a single award amount (i.e. not multiple years). The KDE has approximately $500,000 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 10 awards.

 The project activities can begin as soon as funds are received.  Grant funds must be expended or encumbered by September 30, 2022.

RFA Grow Your Own FY21

Grow-Your-Own Grant Technical Assistance Webinar-20210409_090126-Meeting Recording 

Grow Your Own FAQ



FY21 Equipment Assistance (Round 7) 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 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, (Public Law 116-94). Kentucky will receive $582,015 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. 

KY DOE Equipment Assistance RFA FY 2021

FY2020-21 KY Equipment Assistance Application

Scoring Rubric for Equipment Assistance FY20-21

FNS Grants Standard Terms and Conditions

SP17-2020os_2

FY21 Equipment Assistance Call for Reviewers



FY21 McKinney Vento Homeless Children Education Program RFA

As Authorized under Title IX, Part A of ESSA: Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program, the Office of Continuous Improvement and Support is issuing a Request for Applications (RFA) from local educational agencies to develop and implement programs that facilitate the enrollment, attendance, and success in school of homeless children and youth.   This competitive subgrant may be used to provide temporary, special, and supplementary services to meet the unique needs of homeless children and youths.

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) anticipates funding 10-15 programs. Funding amounts will vary dependent upon availability of federal funds, which the KDE approximates receiving $950,000 based upon previous years’ awards, as well as the following needs (list is not all inclusive): homeless population, strength of academic services proposed, allowable expenditures and potential start-up programs. Districts should design a Homeless Education Program that addresses needs identified through a comprehensive needs assessment and is education focused. Budgets should be developed based on the program design and should accurately reflect amounts needed to effectively implement it. The average award for this grant is approximately $65,000. Districts may or may not receive the total amount requested within their proposals. The award is based on program design and homeless count. 

The questions deadline is January 22, 2021 at 4:00pm (ET). All questions must be sent to KDERFP@education.ky.gov.
The application submission deadline is March 5, 2021 at 4:00pm (ET)


FY21 McKinney-Vento RFA amended

FY21 MV Grant RFA Technical Session Slides

MV Grant RFA TA Session Video 1-12-21

FY21 MV Call for Reviewers

McKinney Vento FAQ


FY21 Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Cycle 18 RFA

As authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC), the Office of Continuous Improvement and Support, 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.

A virtual technical assistance session will be provided on November 9, 2020 for anyone that would like to apply for the grant.  The session will run from 9:00AM – 4:30PM ET. Registration for the virtual session will close on November 4, 2020.  Team calendar invites will be sent to those that have registered on November 5, 2020.  The session will be recorded and posted to the KDE's 21st CCLC webpage under Federal Programs on or before Thursday, November 12, 2020.

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

FY21 21st CCLC awards will be posted on or around April 30, 2021 

REVISED FY21 21st CCLC Cycle 18 RFA

Grant Cycles 1-17

FY21 Cycle 18 Call for Peer Reviewers updated

Cycle 17 Top Elementary Continuation

Cycle 17 Top Elementary Expansion

Cycle 17 Top Elementary New

Cycle 17 Top High School Continuation

Cycle 17 Top High School New

Cycle 17 Top Middle Continuation

FY21 Cycle 18 21st CCLC Virtual TA Session

FY21 Cycle 18 21st CCLC Virtual TA Session Pt. 2

Cycle 18 RFA Questions FAQ


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 RFA  (With amendment)

KYCL Round 2 Call for Reviewers

Empowered by Evidence-Elevating Evidence Forms

KyCL Elevating Evidence Guidelines and Questions

FY21 KYCL Technical Assistance 1

FY21 KYCL Vendor Showcase Menu

KYCL Round 2 Technical Assistance session for vetting additional programs

KYCL Rd. 2 Elevating Evidence Technical Assistance powerpoint

KYCL round 2 Informational Session Vendor Fair

KYCL Virtual Q&A session 11-4-2020

KYCL Virtual Q&A session 11-5-2020

KyCL Technical Assistance Grant Proposal Development

KYCL Technical Assistance Recording Nov. 18

KyCL Technical Assistance FAQ


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. ContactKDERFP@education.ky.govis 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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