NOTICE: The Connecticut State Department of Education’s customer service window for educator certification will be closed, effective March 12, 2018. The last day of staffing will be Friday, March 9, 2018. Please Note: The Bureau of Certification will remain open and fully functioning. This change only impacts the street level customer service window. For more information about submitting applications and supporting documentation please review our Cert Alert.

2018 RFPs


Academic Office

RFP: 818

Career and Technical Education Secondary Supplemental Enhancement Grant  Word version

Purpose: To improve career and technical education programs

Date Posted:  January 17, 2018
Application Deadline:  March 1, 2018
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Phone: (860) 713-6779


School Choice Programs/Sheff Office


Interdistrict Cooperative Grant Program 2018-19  Word version 

Purpose: To maintain a competitive grant program for the purpose of assisting local and regional boards of education, regional educational service centers and nonsectarian, nonprofit organizations with the establishment of interdistrict cooperative programs that increase student achievement and reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation.

Date Posted: January 12, 2018
Application Deadline: February 23, 2018 
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Phone: (860) 713-6561



Special Education

RFA: 118

Special Education Grant Programs FY2019 (611/619) 

Purpose: Two entitlement grant programs under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Assistance for Education of all Children with Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities.

Date posted: February 16, 2018
Application deadline: May 10, 2018 (LEAs to return the paper application to CSDE)
Bidder's conference: N/A

Phone: 860-713-6919

Primary Mental Health Program  Word Version Purpose: To assist Connecticut school districts to better serve at-risk primary grade children through the availability of an early intervention mental health program for the detection and prevention of emotional, behavioral and learning problems, under Connecticut General Statutes, Sections 10-76t through 76w. 
Date Posted:  January 23, 2018
Application Deadline:  February 28, 2018, 4 p.m.
Bidder's Conference:  N/A

Phone: (860) 713-6716  


Turnaround Office

RFP: 816

2018 Low-Performing Schools Bond Funding Common Application  Word version

Purpose: To support Connecticut's low performing K-12 public schools by providing grants-in-aid for alterations, repairs, improvements, technology, and equipment to address school site opportunities promoting learning, health and safety for all children in high-quality facilities and 21st century educational environments.

Date Posted: February 16, 2018
Application Deadline: April 6, 2018, 4 p.m. 
Bidder's Conference: N/A

Phone: (860) 713-6546


State Charter School Building Projects, General Improvement, and/or Debt Repayments for School Building Projects  Word version

Purpose: To provide funding to assists state charter schools in financing school building projects, general improvements to school buildings, and/or the repayment of debt incurred for school building projects.

Date Posted:  February 28, 2018 
Application Deadline:  April 6, 2018
Bidder's Conference:  N/A

(860) 713-6574