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Announcement of Funding Opportunity
RFP #: GC18-010

2018-2023 Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education and English to Speakers of Other Languages (CR-ITI-BE/ESOL)


Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document
Master Contract for Grants Template Word document

Purpose of Grant

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) is seeking proposals for the creation of a Clinically-Rich Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI) in Bilingual Education (BE) and/or English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, addressing the shortage of certified bilingual and ESOL teachers throughout New York State (NYS).

Project Period

The contract(s) resulting from this RFP will be for a term anticipated to begin July 1, 2018 and to end June 30, 2023.

Eligible Applicants

The eligible applicants are Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) that have a NYS certified program in Bilingual Education leading to a bilingual extension, and/or English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program leading to a certification in ESOL and that are located in New York State. The IHEs must collaborate with LEA partners to select mentor- teachers to work with candidates. A signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is required between the IHE and the collaborating LEA(s).

Amount of Funding

Up to ten Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) around the state will be selected for this CR-ITI-BE/ESOL program: five (5) in NYC and five (5) in Rest of State (ROS). Each IHE will receive an award of $110,000 per year for five years. It is expected that these funds will be available each year subject to continued funding by the NYSED Budget.

The distribution of funding was determined by the number of English Language Learners (ELLs)/Multilingual Learners (MLLs) students in each region.

Application Due Date and Mailing Address

Submit one (1) original and three (3) copies of the application, and a copy saved on a flash drive, postmarked by January 5, 2018 to:

New York State Education Department
Attn: Tanya Amodio-Kovacs
Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages
505 EB West
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Questions and Answers

All questions must be submitted via E-Mail to CRITIRFP@nysed.gov by December 1, 2017. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted here no later than December 15, 2017.

Non-Mandatory Notice of Intent

The Notice of Intent (NOI) is not a requirement for submitting a complete application by the application date; however, NYSED strongly encourages all prospective applicants to submit an NOI to ensure a timely and thorough review and rating process. A non-profit applicant’s NOI will also help to facilitate timely review of their prequalification materials. The notice of intent is a simple email notice stating your organization’s (use the legal name) intent to submit an application for this grant. Please also include your organization’s NYS Vendor ID. The due date is December 19, 2017. Please send the NOI to CRITIRFP@nysed.gov

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document
Master Contract for Grants Template Word document


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Last Updated: November 13, 2017