RFP Number: GT-02 (Archived/Bidding Closed)


Graduate-Level Clinically-Rich Principal Preparation Pilot Program

UPDATED November 16, 2011

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Graduate-Level Clinically-Rich Principal Preparation Pilot Program is seeking proposals for innovative, clinically-rich principal preparation pilot program partnerships that will prepare cohorts of candidates to take roles as principals or assistant principals in high-need, low-achieving schools, and with high concentrations of underserved and/or underprepared students, like those living in poverty, those with special needs, or those who are learning English as a second language.

Eligible applicants are not-for-profit collegiate and non-collegiate entities, such as systems of institutions of higher education, educational corporations, charter-management organizations, research centers, and cultural centers, provided they meet Education Law §216-a, as defined in full in Section V. For-profit institutions are not eligible to apply or to partner with eligible institution applicants for this Request for Proposals (RFP).

Each proposal must be submitted by an eligible applicant in partnership with at least one Local Education Agency (LEA), as defined in this RFP. The partnership could also include, in addition to the LEA(s), other not-for-profit organizations that provide services supporting School Building Leader (SBL) candidate and principal mentor development. Refer to Section VI Applicant Eligibility Requirements for details related to institutional eligibility.

Funding & Regional Awards

Estimated Funding Available $9,917,500 over a two-year period
Estimated Number of Awards 9-12

The available funding for each region is listed in Table 1 below. The applicant region will be based upon the location of the partnering placement LEA(s)’ schools. The available funds allocated to each region are based on the number of schools identified as in need of improvement under NCLB in that region as a proportion of all schools in need of improvement (SINI) across the state. Applicants may not be funded in all regions that they apply for. Applicants may apply for funds from more than one region, with a total cumulative pilot program award amount not to exceed $960,000 per applicant. Applicants must identify the region(s) for which they are applying; one proposal may cover multiple regions.

Refer to Section XIII Method for Determining Award Amounts for detailed award procedures. A list of counties for each region can be found in Appendix 1 on page 53.

Table 1: Regional Funding Available by Need


% of SINIs*

Funding Available

Queens/Staten Island


 $      985,950



 $   1,500,674



 $      884,455



 $   1,580,420

New York City Total


 $   4,951,500

Buffalo Region


 $      674,216

Syracuse Region & North Country


 $      877,206

Rochester Region & Southern Tier


 $      935,203

Capital Region


 $      608,969

Yonkers Region


 $   1,080,196

Long Island


 $      790,210

Rest of State


 $   4,966,000



 $   9,917,500




Issue of RFP


Applicant Webinar


Final Receipt of Questions


Official Responses to Questions


Proposal Due Date


Anticipated Notification of Awards


Project Start Date


Program Period
The grant(s) resulting from this RFP will be for a term beginning March 15, 2012, when planning for the 2012-13 school year can begin, and ending on or before August 23, 2014, after the 2013-14 school year is completed. For budgeting purposes, the budget years will be 3/15/12 – 6/30/12, 7/1/12 – 6/30/13, and 7/1/13 – 8/23/14.

Full funding is not guaranteed for all years, as applicants must place candidates according to NYSED placement targets, details are found in Section XIII(B): Successful Program-Completer Placement Targets.

Components Contained in RFP Proposal #GT-02

  • Description Of Program
  • Submission Requirements
  • Application Review and Scoring and Method of Award
  • Attachments
  • Appendices

Applicant Webinar
There will be an applicant webinar for this RFP on October 31, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. The applicant webinar will be held as an Elluminate webinar. Applicants should pre-register for the webinar by sending an email to GradPrinRFP@mail.nysed.gov. Once the email is received, directions and a link for the webinar will be sent to you. Please register for the webinar at least 24 hours before it commences. IMPORTANT NOTE: Go to the following website to check your minimum requirements at least one day before the scheduled webinar http://www.elluminate.com/Support/?id=62/. You may need to work with your information technology support staff to upgrade your requirements.

Questions Regarding This RFP
Questions regarding this RFP must be submitted by email to GradPrinRFP@mail.nysed.gov no later than 4:00 P.M. November 4, 2011. Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program or Fiscal.

Questions and Answers have been posted.

Program Matters

Fiscal Matters

Monica Young

Lynn Caruso

The following documents must be submitted, as detailed in the Submission section of the RFP, and be received at NYSED no later than November 29, 2011 by 3:00 PM:

  • One (1) original and five (5) copies of the application (in the format described in Section X) labeled - RFP #GT-02.
  • One (1) CD or flash drive containing a copy of the application in Microsoft Word (.doc) format or portable document format (.pdf). Include all appendices, MOA’s, and attachments on the CD or flash drive.

The mailing address for all the above documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 505W EB
Albany, NY 12234

ATTN: Lynn Caruso, RFP #GT-02

(Facsimile or emailed copies of the proposals are NOT acceptable)

RFP Documents

All RFP documentation can be downloaded in a single file from the following:

Additional Documents


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