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Announcement of Funding Opportunity
RFP #: GC18-019

2018–2019 Child Abduction Prevention Education Program Grant


Questions and Answers – Posted 3/1/18

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document
Questions and Answers Adobe PDF – Posted 3/1/18

Legislative Authority

Education Law § 803-A requires courses of study in prevention of child abduction to be provided to all pupils in grades K-8 in all public schools in the state.

Purpose of Grant

To assist public school districts, school libraries, and School Library Systems to develop or adopt a curriculum and training program designed for K-8 students, parents, teachers, school librarians, and support staff to aid in the prevention of child abduction.

Project Period

September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019

Eligible Applicants

New York State public school districts, BOCES, and consortia, thereof. For this RFP, charter schools and non-public schools are not eligible to apply. For purposes of this grant, public school districts in NYC are defined as the New York City Department of Education’s 32 Community School Districts.

Amount of Funding

$838,577. Each applicant may apply for a maximum award of $10,000. Consortia may pool their funds so their allocation would be the total of the participating district/BOCES allocations, not to exceed $40,000.

Application Due Date and Mailing Address

Submit 1 original and 3 copies postmarked by March 30, 2018.

In addition, submit one version of all documents via email by the due date to CAPE2018@NYSED.gov. Email submissions do not require signatures.

New York State Education Department
Attn:  Child Abduction Prevention Grant 
Educational Design and Technology
Room 880 EBA
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers – Posted 3/1/18

All questions must be submitted via email to CAPE2018@NYSED.gov  by February 16, 2018. A complete list of all Questions and Answers will be posted here no later than March 2, 2018.

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. 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 March 9, 2018. Please send the NOI to CAPE2018@NYSED.gov.

Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF Adobe PDF | Application in Word Word document
Questions and Answers – Posted 3/1/18

Last Updated: March 1, 2018