RFP Number: GT-24

A Request for Proposals for
Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Dissemination Grant:
Principal Leadership


  • Award Recipients - POSTED January 26, 2015
  • Questions and Answers PDF icon (199 kb) - POSTED August 15, 2014
  • Updated 8/8/14: NYSED has made a correction to the Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness Dissemination Grant RFP (#GT-24). The Application Checklist, Attachment VIII, now includes the Assurance of Funding Form: Attachment V.

RFP Documents

Legislative Authority

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


The purpose of this request for proposals (RFP) is to support the dissemination of effective principal practices and programs that are promising and/or successful in Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (STLE) schools, and allowing our STLE grantees to share their successful innovations in a collaborative endeavor with an eligible partner.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible Applicants are individual STLE 1, 2 and 3 grantees (i.e., public school districts, public charter schools, and BOCES). This includes individual STLE grantees, consortium-leads, and consortium members. Please refer to Appendix E for a complete list of Eligible Applicants.

Eligible Applicants may apply individually or form a consortium with one or more STLE or non-STLE districts, public charter schools, and/or BOCES.

Additional requirements and information:

  • In a consortium application, an Eligible Applicant must serve as the lead applicant/fiscal agent for the grant, and cannot act solely as a flow-through for grant funds to pass to other recipients. The fiscal agent must provide a minimum of 20% of the direct services supported by this grant, as reflected in the budget (please see Appendix G: NYSED Consortium Policy for State and Federal Discretionary Grant Programs for additional information).
  • Applicants must certify that the STLE principal(s) chosen to complete STLE-D work is rated Highly Effective or Effective on their most recent, complete APPR 1 .
  • STLE 1, 2 or 3 grantees may apply to form a consortium with another STLE 1, 2 or 3 grantee, providing the grantee has an eligible principal(s) and/or teacher leader(s) on a principal career ladder pathway who was not/is not a part of the previous STLE grants.
  • Individual STLE 1, 2, and/or 3 grantees (including BOCES consortium leads and consortium component districts) may apply individually, to partner with principals within their district, charter school and/or consortium, providing they have an eligible principal(s), and/or teacher leader(s) on a principal career ladder pathway, who was not/is not a part of the previous STLE grants.
  • Consortium applications may include a combination of BOCES, districts, and charter schools as consortium members, providing that one Eligible Applicant serves as the lead.

No public charter school, public school district, or BOCES (as applicable) may individually apply for, lead or be a member of an applicant consortium, for more than one Dissemination grant application.

1 Please note that the recently enacted safety net calculations do not impact the decisions made in connection to career pathways, performance compensation, or approved APPR plans, etc.  The safety net ratings cannot be used in connection to the rewards, roles, or other grant-related designations found within your program. 


Source: RTTT
Estimated Funds Available: $5 million

Awards will be made subject to availability
of funding by the U.S. Department of Education

Distribution of Funding

Applicants may request a maximum of up to $1,500,000, based on the number of students enrolled in the applicant district, charter school, or BOCES and any consortium members. Please see the Award Distribution section of this RFP for additional details regarding maximum request amount. Please see the Award Methodology section of this RFP for additional information regarding funding distribution.

Important Dates for Awarding Grants

Applications must be received by: August 29, 2014

Anticipated Preliminary Award Notification: October  15, 2014

Anticipated Project Period:
November  1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

Additional Information

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 should complete and submit a Payee Information Form with their application.

SED Contacts

Program Matters:
Tasha Anderson

Fiscal Matters:
Nell Brady

M/WBE Matters:
Joan Ramsey

RFP Documents

Original RFP Posting Date: August 1, 2014

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Last Updated: January 26, 2015