RFP Number: GT-16

 

Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Request for Proposals


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Legislative Authority

Race to the Top (RTTT) through New York State Education Department (NYSED)

Purpose

The overarching purpose of this request for proposals (RFP) is to encourage and support eligible districts to develop, implement and/or enhance a comprehensive systems approach to recruitment, development, retention and equitable distribution of effective teachers and school leaders as part of their implementation of the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) system required by Education Law §3012-c.

Eligible Applicants

Public School Districts and Public Charter Schools which have at least 25% of students from low-income families as determined using the criteria specified under section 1113(a)(5) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and are implementing Education Law §3012-c.
ESEA criteria: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg2.html#sec1113 external link icon
Eligible districts are listed at: http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/rfp/gt-16/eligibility.html

Funding

Source: RTTT
Estimated Funds Available: $72 million
Awards will be made subject to availability of funding by the U.S. Department of Education

Important Dates for Awarding Grants

Applications must be received by: July 2, 2012 Anticipated Preliminary Award Notification:
August 6, 2012
Anticipated Project Period:
10/31/12-6/30/14

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Content questions regarding this RFP had to be sent by close of business May 10, 2012. The period for content questions is now closed. Please refer to the Questions and Answers document for answers to questions received. Questions about RFP process may still be directed as follows:

 

SED Contacts

Program Matters:

Aviva Baff
STLERFP@mail.nysed.gov

Fiscal Matters:

Lynn Caruso
STLERFP@mail.nysed.gov
 

Note: All entities except for public entities exempted by the State Comptroller are required to go through the contract process. Any agency that has not previously received funding with the State Education Department must complete and submit a Payee Information Form with their application.

 

APPLICANT WEBINAR

In order to participate in the Webinar for the Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Request for Proposals on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m., please email RSVPSTLE@mail.nysed.gov the following information: 

  1. your name
  2. organization’s name
  3. contact email address
  4. please include "RSVP STLE Webinar" in the subject line.

Registration must be submitted by close of business on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Only those participants who have registered via email to RSVPSTLE@mail.nysed.gov by this date will have a completed registration.

Registrants will be contacted no later than Tuesday, May 1, 2012 with instructions for the Webinar.

 

TIMETABLE OF IMPORTANT DATES

 

Activity

Date

Issue of RFP

4/18/2012

Applicant Webinar

5/3/2012

Final Receipt of Questions

5/10/2012

Official Responses to Questions

5/29/2012

Proposal Due Date

7/2/2012

Anticipated Preliminary Award Notification

8/6/2012

Anticipated Program Start

10/31/2012

The New York State Education Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, services and activities. Portion of any publication designed for distribution can be made available in a variety of formats, including Braille, large print or audiotape, upon request. Inquiries regarding this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to the Department’s Office for Diversity, Ethics, and Access, Room 530, Education Building, Albany, NY 12234.

 

RFP DOCUMENTS

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


Last Updated: February 7, 2014