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    Current Grant Opportunities


    3/14/2019 Education for Homeless Children and Youth

    Description: The Nevada Department of Education will open the Application to apply for funding under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act on March 25th, 2019
    Eligible Applicants: Nevada School Districts, State Public Charter School Authority
    Due Date: Applications due Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by 11:59 pm (PST)

    3/11/2019 Nevada Ready! State Pre-K Program

    Description: Department of Education anticipates allocations for eligible entities for the purpose of implementing preschool services to 4-year old children at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
    Eligible Entities: Nevada School Districts, Nevada Charter Schools and Approved Non-Profit entities
    Due Date: Applications due Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by 5:00 pm (PST)​

    2/19/2019 Peer Assistance and Review Application Round 2

    Description: SB300 (2017) appropriated FY19 funds to the Department of Education to allocate among the school districts other than Clark and Washoe for the purpose of providing assistance to teachers in meeting the standards for effective teaching.
    *Note: $60,000 is available for awarding during this round. Upon available funding, current grant awardees will be considered for additional funds upon submission of a revised budget.
    Eligible Entities: Nevada School Districts other than Clark County School District and Washoe County School District
    Due Date: Applications due Friday, March 15, 2019 by 5:00 pm (PST)

    2/4/2019 Bullying Prevention Account Grant

    Title: Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment Bullying Prevention Account Grant
    Description:
    The Bullying Prevention Account was created during the 78th (2015) Session of the Nevada Legislature in conjunction with revisions to the state’s anti-bullying laws. Funding for continuation of the account was approved during the 79th (2017) Session of the Nevada Legislature and requires the Nevada Department of Education’s Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment to issue a request for applications quarterly if there is a minimum balance of $1,000.00 in the Bullying Prevention Account.
    Pursuant to the policy adopted by the State Board of Education effective September 9, 2016, any request for funding greater than $10,000.00 must be approved by the State Board of Education. Requests for funding of less than $10,000.00 will be approved by the Director of the Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment.
    Eligible entities: All school districts and charter schools in Nevada
    Due Date: February 22, 2019

    2/1/2019 Dissemination Subgrants

    Description: Competitive subgrant to promote the high quality dissemination of Nevada charter school best practices to other schools.
    Eligible Entities: 3-,4-, and 5-star public charter schools that have been open for three or more years
    Due Date: Application Due March 20, 2019
    Notice of Award: May 1, 2019

    1/2/2019 Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment Bullying Prevention Account Grant

    Description: The Bullying Prevention Account was created during the 78th (2015) Session of the Nevada Legislature in conjunction with revisions to the state’s anti-bullying laws. Funding for continuation of the account was approved during the 79th (2017) Session of the Nevada Legislature and requires the Nevada Department of Education’s Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment to issue a request for applications quarterly if there is a minimum balance of $1,000.00 in the Bullying Prevention Account.
    Pursuant to the policy adopted by the State Board of Education effective September 9, 2016, any request for funding greater than $10,000.00 must be approved by the State Board of Education. Requests for funding of less than $10,000.00 will be approved by the Director of the Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment.
    Eligible Entities: All school districts and charter schools in Nevada
    Due Date: January 11, 2019

    12/28/2018 Title IV Part B 21st Century Community Learning Centers

    Description: CFDA 84.287C - ESEA Title IV Part B - 21st Century Community Learning Centers Purpose: Federal funds administered by the state, through a competitive grant application process, in order to establish community learning centers. The centers provide academic and enrichment opportunities for children in alignment with state academic standards, as well as, provide enriching services for the participating student's families.
    Eligible entities: local educational agency (school districts and charters), community (non-profit) or faith-based organizations, Indian tribe or tribal organization, a public or private entity, or a consortium of 2 or more such agencies, organizations, or entities in active collaboration with low performing (CSI, TSI or ATSI) schools and partnering youth serving organizations.
    Due Date: April 1, 2019 5pm

    12/11/2018 Public Broadcasting Services Grant

    Description: The Nevada State Department of Education has been appropriated $462,725 for fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 in a formula grant to be distributed among Nevada public broadcasters to assist in funding programming of high quality serving demonstrated community needs of an educational, cultural and informational nature.
    Eligible entities: Nevada Public Broadcasting Stations
    Due date: January 11, 2019

    12/10/2018 FY19 LEA Library Book Purchasing Grant

    Description: The LEA Library Book Purchasing Grant is a Non-Competitive Formula grant based on a district's previous expenditure of funds, excluding gifts and grants, for the purchase of library books.
    Eligible Entities: Districts that use district funds to purchase school library books
    Due Date: December 20, 2018

    12/10/2018 Peer Assistance and Review Application

    Description: SB300 (2017) appropriated FY19 funds to the Department of Education to allocate among the school districts other than Clark and Washoe for the purpose of providing assistance to teachers in meeting the standards for effective teaching.
    Eligible Entities: Nevada School Districts other than Clark County School District and Washoe County School District
    Due Date: Applications due Friday, January 4, 2019 by 5:00 pm (PST)

    11/29/2018 Competitive Multi-Grant FY 20-21

    Description:Competitive multi-grant for Title I, 1003(a), Read by Grade 3, Turnaround, and College and Career Readiness

    Eligible Entities:College and Career Readiness - College and Career Readiness grant is open to all public high schools, middle schools, district-sponsored charter schools, schools sponsored by the State Public Charter School Authority, the Achievement School District charter schools, and institutes of higher education that provide Dual Enrollment opportunities. All applicants must read the entire application and complete all sections, unless otherwise noted.

    • Read by Grade 3 - The Read by Grade 3 grant is open to all Nevada public elementary school districts, district sponsored charter schools, charter schools sponsored by the State Public Charter School Authority, and Achievement charter schools who do not receive Zoom or Victory funding. Since the Read by Grade 3 grant specifically directs the work of the Kindergarten through 3rd grades respectively, such entities must offer coursework across the K–3 grade levels.
    • Turnaround – The Turnaround grant is open to any school that is on the State CSI Notification list.
    • Title I, 1003(a) – The 1003(a) grant is open to schools identified for comprehensive support and improvement (CSI) and/or targeted support and improvement (TSI).

    Due Dates/ Timeline: Applications Due: January 15, 2019, by 5:00 PM (PST)

    8/28/2018 Planning/Implementation Subgrants

    Description: Competitive subgrant to provide funding for the planning and program design and initial implementation of new charter school programs in the state.
    Eligible entities: Qualified charter school operators: 1) schools not yet open for operation; 2) schools opening during the 2018-2019 school year; and 3) schools opened as of the 2017-2018 school year; OR qualified charter school developers (committees to form) with a notice of intent or application submitted to a Nevada charter school sponsor (SPCSA or ASD).
    Due date:   

        Notice of Intent to Apply Due: Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 5 pm
      Applications Due: Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 5 pm

    6/4/2018 Public Broadcasting Services Grant

    Description: The Nevada State Department of Education has been appropriated $462,725 for fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 in a formula grant to be distributed among Nevada public broadcasters to assist in funding programming of high quality serving demonstrated community needs of an educational, cultural and informational nature.
    Eligible entities: Nevada Public Broadcasting Stations
    Due date: June 15, 2018

    5/4/18 FY19 Great Teaching and Leading Fund

    Description: Competitive grant to incentivize Professional development for teachers, administrators and other licensed educational personnel; Programs of preparation for teachers, administrators and other licensed educational personnel; Programs of peer assistance and review for teachers, administrators and other licensed educational personnel; Programs for leadership training and development; and Programs to recruit, select and retain effective teachers and principals.
    Eligible Entities: RPDPs, school districts, charter school governing bodies, the State Public Charter School Authority, Nevada System of Higher Education institutions, employee associations representing licensed personnel, and nonprofit educational organizations not awarded an FY18/FY19 grant
    Due Dates/Timeline: 5/18/18 by 5pm
    Notice of Award: 6/14/18

    4/2018 CTE Allocation Grants and Perkins Grant


    Released 4/3/2018-FY19 State CTE Allocation Grant
    Description: State CTE Allocation grant priorities are to develop new, and/or expand, improve and support existing CTE programs.
    Eligible Entities: 9-12 grade existing CTE Programs. Funds are available to LEAs who had CTE programs in FY18.
    Timeline: Applications Due: May 16, 2018

    Release 4/4/2018-FY19 Perkins Local Formula Funds
    Description: The Perkins Local Formula grant priority is to improve and expand career and technical education for all students, through implementation of rigorous programs of study leading to industry recognized credentials.
    Eligible Entities: 7-14 grade CTE programs
    Timeline: Applications Due: May 16, 2018

    Release 4/4/2018-FY19 Perkins Corrections
    Description: The Perkins Corrections grant priority is to implement and sustain a delivery system for standards-based instruction, assessment and certification of student attainment of employability skills in rigorous career and technical education programs.
    Eligible Entities: Youth correctional programs serving students age 14-17 in Clark, Douglas, and Lincoln County School Districts, and the Nevada Youth Training Center in Elko County.
    Timeline: Applications Due: May 16, 2018

    Release 4/5/2018-FY19 Perkins Reserve Competitive Grant – Round 2
    Description: The Perkins Reserve Competitive Grant priorities include program development, establishment of innovative programs, collaboration, and accountability to demonstrate essential outcomes for CTE programs in (1) Rural areas; (2) Areas with high percentages of career and technical education students; and (3) Areas with high numbers of career and technical education students.
    Eligible Entities: 9-14 grade CTE Programs
    Timeline: Applications Due: April 20, 2018

    Release 4/5/2018-FY19 State CTE Competitive Grant - Round 2
    Description: The State CTE Competitive grant priority is to develop new or expand existing career and technical education programs.
    Eligible Entities: 9-12 grade CTE Programs
    Timeline: Applications Due: April 20, 2018

    3/28/18 FY19 Financial Literacy Education SB249 Non-Competitive Grant Allocation

    Description: Senate Bill 249 provides funding to districts and charter schools to assist in broadening financial literacy education across 3-12 grades. There is a heavy emphasis on professional development in Senate Bill 249. So please plan your narrative and budgets accordingly.
    Eligible Entities: Rural Districts and Public Charter Schools – (Clark County SD and Washoe County SD have specific allocations)
    Timeline: Applications and budget narratives due April 30, 2018 5:00 pm

    3/28/2018 FY19 Computer Science Education SB200 Non-Competitive Grant Allocation

    Description: Senate Bill 200 outlines provisions that need to be met at various times over the course of the next few years. This legislation also provides funding to districts and charter schools to assist in broadening computer science education across K-12 grades. There is a heavy emphasis on professional development in Senate Bill 200. Note that requests for equipment alone, without a plan for broadening computer science across all grade levels or teacher professional development in computer science and computational thinking instruction, will not be approved. So please plan your narrative and budgets accordingly.
    Eligible Entities: Rural Districts and Public Charter Schools – (Clark County SD and Washoe County SD have specific allocations)
    Timeline: Applications and budget narratives due April 30, 2018 5:00 pm

    3/20/18 NV Consolidation Application

    Description: Competitive grant including: 1003(a), Title IVA, College and Career Readiness and Turnaround
    Eligible Entities: This grant application is open to all Nevada public schools, district sponsored charter schools, schools sponsored by the State Public Charter School Authority, and Achievement School District charter schools.
    Due Dates/Timeline: 5/9/2018 5pm
    Notice of Award: 7/6/2018

    3/16/2018 Nevada K.I.D.S. Read - Phase IV State Grant

    Description:This Nevada Read by Grade 3 Request for Application is seeking grant applications for the Phase IV (2018-2019) Funding Allocation Cycle. This competitive grant opportunity aims to sustain and expand the work of Read by Grade 3 across the state.
    Eligible Entities: This grant application process is open to all Nevada public school districts, district-sponsored charter schools, charter schools sponsored by the State Public Charter School Authority, and Achievement charter schools.
    Due Dates/Timeline:  Friday, April 20, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. (PST)

    3/8/18 FY19 Read by Grade 3 Partial Continuation (P.C.) Grant

    Description: The Nevada K.I.D.S. Read-Nevada's Read by Grade 3 Program is offering a partial continuation grant application opportunity for continuance of specified activities awarded during Phase III.
    Eligible Entities: This P.C. Grant application process is only open to the twenty (20) public school districts and charter schools that were awarded Read by Grade 3 Phase III funds.
    Due Dates/Timeline: Applications are due on or before: Friday, March 16, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. (PST)

    2/2/18 Teach Nevada Scholarships

    Description: Strengthens the teacher pipeline by establishing a long-term strategy to recruit future teachers through a college and/or alternative-route scholarship program.
    Eligible Entities: All current state-approved traditional and Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) teacher preparation programs are eligible to apply.
    Due Dates / Timeline: Due February 26, 2018; Notice of award anticipated March 16, 2018

    2/2/18 Planning/Implementation Subgrants

    Description: Competitive subgrant to provide funding for the planning and program design and initial implementation of new charter school programs in the state.
    Eligible Entities: Qualified charter school operators: 1) schools not yet open for operation; 2) schools opening during the 2018-2019 school year; and 3) schools opened as of the 2016-2017 school year; OR qualified charter school developers (committees to form) with a notice of intent or application submitted to a Nevada charter school sponsor (SPCSA or ASD).
    Due Dates/Timeline: Notice of Intent to Apply Due: Friday, February 16, 2018 @ 5 pm
    Applications Due: Monday, March 5, 2018 @ 5 pm

    1/25/18 FY19 State CTE Competitive Grant & Perkins Reserve Competitive Grant

    1/25/18 FY19 State CTE Competitive Grant

    Description: State CTE Competitive Funding is to develop new or expand existing career and technical education programs.
    Eligible Entities:
    9-12 grade CTE Programs.
    Timeline:
    Applications Due: March 2, 2018 4:00 pm 

    1/25/2018  FY19  Perkins Reserve Competitive Grant

    Description: The Perkins Reserve Competitive Grant priorities include program development, establishment of innovative programs, collaboration, and accountability to demonstrate essential outcomes for CTE programs in (1) Rural areas; (2) Areas with high percentages of career and technical education students; and (3) Areas with high numbers of career and technical education students.
    Eligible Entities: 9-14 grade CTE Programs.
    Timeline: Applications Due: March 2, 2018 5:00 pm   

    1/25/2018 FY19 Perkins Nontraditional Training and Employment Grant

    Description: Perkins Nontraditional Training and Employment Grant Funding is to increase the numbers of students enrolled in programs leading to training and employment in careers designated as nontraditional.
    Eligible Entities: 7-14 grade CTE Programs.
    Timeline: Applications Due: March 2, 2018 5:00 pm 

    1/25/2018 FY19 Perkins Reserve Program Articulation Grant

    Description: Grant Agencies (Community Colleges) receiving Perkins Reserve Program Articulation funds must use them to meet the objectives of the following:

    • Career and Technical Education Articulated Credit Policy adopted by the Nevada State Board of Education and the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education.
    • CTE College Credit Memoranda of Understanding signed by the college and the Nevada Department of Education.

    Eligible Entities: 13-14 grade CTE Programs, for the benefit of high school students
    Timeline: Applications Due: March 2, 2018 5:00 pm

    • ALL FY19 State CTE Competitive Grant & Perkins Reserve Competitive Grant

    1/16/2018 Title IV Part B 21st Century Community Learning Centers

    Description: CFDA 84.287C - ESEA Title IV Part B - 21st Century Community Learning Centers Purpose: Federal funds administered by the state to issue competitive grant awards to eligible entities in order to establish community learning centers which provide academic and enrichment opportunities for children and their families.

    Eligible entities: local educational agency (school districts and charters), community (non-profit) or faith-based organizations, Indian tribe or tribal organization, a public or private entity, or a consortium of 2 or more such agencies, organizations, or entities in active collaboration with low performing (Title 1) schools and partnering youth serving organizations.
    Due Date: March 30, 2018  

    Important Notice: The Technical 21st Century CLC Assistance Webinar has been cancelled for 1/26/18. To view more information click the link below.

    • Title IV Part B RFA and Budget- updated 12/28/2018

    12/27/2017 Title I, 1003(a) School Improvement

    Description: NDE reserves seven percent of Title I, Part A funding for school improvement purposes, as specified in Section 1003(a) of ESSA
    Eligible Entities: previously non-funded Rising Star Schools
    Due Date: January 24, 2018

    12/27/2017 Title IV A: Student Support and Academic Achievement Grant

    Description: Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students
    Eligible: All Nevada public schools, district-sponsored charter schools, charter schools sponsored by the State Public Charter School Authority, and Achievement District schools
    Due Date: January 24, 2018

    10/24/2017 Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation

    Description: Competitive grant to select an institution that will establish Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation (SB548).
    Eligible Entities: ONLY available to a college or university within the Nevada System of Higher Education.
    Due Dates/Timeline: November 7, 2017

    10/3/17 Nevada Ready 21

    Description: Competitive grant to select the Nevada Ready 21 second cohort.
    Eligible Entities: School districts and state-sponsored charter schools on behalf of middle schools.
    Due: November 3, 2017 4:00 pm.

    9/18/17 Work Based Learning

    Description: A supplemental RFA to the College and Career Readiness Grant to fund the development and implementation of work-based learning programs over the 2017-2019 Biennium.
    Eligible Entities: All schools districts, including all district -sponsored charter schools, charter schools sponsored by the State Public Charter Authority, and Achievement Charter Schools.
    Due Dates/Times: Due Dates: October 20, 2017 5:00 pm.

    9/12/17 Turnaround RFA

    Description:Competitive grant to assist underperforming schools.
    Eligible Entities:Schools who did not meet their 2017 Measure of Interim Progress and have downward trending proficiency data, schools who have improved but need sustainability support and high schools with less than 67% graduation rate.
    Due Dates/Times:Application Due: October 18, 2017
    Notice of Award: October 26, 2017

    8/23/17 College and Career Readiness Grant SY 17-18

    Description: Competitive grant for expansion of coursework in the areas of STEM, Dual Enrollment, and Advanced Placement.
    Eligible Entities:All School districts, including all district-sponsored charter schools, charter schools sponsored by the State Public Charter School Authority, and Achievement Charter Schools.
    Due Dates/Timeline: Applications are Due on or before: Friday, September 22, 2017 5:00 p.m. Notice of Award: 10/20/17.

    7/31/2017 Read by Grade 3 Competitive Grant

    Description:This Nevada K.I.D.S. Read-Nevada's Read by Grade 3 Program includes a competitive grant opportunity. This third year of the grant (Phase III) - 2017- 2018 meets the statutory requirements indentified in Nevada's 2015 Read by Grade 3 Act (SB 391 - Section 15).
    Eligible Entities:This grant application process is open to all Nevada public school districts, district-sponsored charter schools, charter schools sponsored by the State Public Charter School Authority, and Achievement charter schools.
    Due Dates/Timeline:Applications are due on or before: Thursday, September 7, 2017 5:00 p.m.