IMPORTANT UPDATE: New due date for NYSED RFP to Remove Barriers to CTE Programs for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities

NYSED announced today thatdue to the need for additional clarification for this grant opportunity, a revised RFP will be posted here the week of February 20, 2017. Due to this change, there will be new due dates for questions and answers as well.

The purpose of the grant is to “ensure that all students have a pathway that leads to college and career readiness, [funding] is available to provide Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with support and resources to eliminate barriers to Students With Disabilities (SWD) and English Language Learners (ELL)/Multilingual Learners (MLL), encourage participation in and equitable access to CTE programs and activities, and promote gender diversity in non-traditional career paths.”

Via Evaluation is currently evaluating NYSED-funded grant projects focusing on improving access to CTE, and have specialized and focused on supporting projects to improve outcomes for ELL/MLL students since 1998. This and our substantial experience with needs analysis would help grant awardees complete the required outcomes for the grant: providing a “summary of barriers and challenges faced by SWD and ELL populations accessing CTE programs in school districts and BOCES gathered through a formal needs analysis…” Since the RFP requires surveys to be conducted and analyzed after the grant award is made, using experts in both conducting surveys and working with the target population would help improve and distinguish your application.

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