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OSSE School Year 2019-20 Grant Forecast

The OSSE School Year 2019-20 Grant Forecast is for informational purposes only. [Download here]

OSSE is releasing a forecast of certain grant information for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. At this time we are sharing information about formula and competitive grants and continuation grants for which we have general information about funding and application timeline. We will update this list in the future with additional grant opportunities, as this information becomes available. Please note that the grants list below is not a full and complete list of grants that will be released by OSSE in the upcoming year.

Formula & Competitive Grants

Projected grants information, including eligibility requirements, is not comprehensive and is provided for planning purposes only. Further information, including Notices of Funding Availability and Requests for Applications, will be available in the DC Register, LEA Look Forward, DC Office of Partnerships and Grant Services, and on the OSSE website. Unless specifically noted below, LEAs serving adult students must offer a high school diploma to be eligible for any of the listed grants.

The information in this chart is subject to change. Grant releases and awards are subject to funding availability.

If you have any questions about the information provided below, please email [email protected]. For the OSSE organizational chart and key points of contact, please visit: https://osse.dc.gov/osse-resources.

Last Updated: 11/4/2019

Grant Title Eligible Recipients Grant Type Anticipated Application Release Anticipated Award Release Anticipated # of Awards Maximum Award Amount OSSE Division Eligibility Requirements
SAT and ACT Preparation Expansion Grant Non-profits; For-profits Competitive May 3, 2019 Summer 2019 4-5 N/A Postsecondary and Career Education Test preparation companies
ESEA ConApp Phase I Assurances Local Education Agencies Formula May 31, 2019 N/A N/A N/A Systems and Supports, K-12 Only LEAs may apply. Serves at least one student aged 5-17. K-12 poverty rate for the prior year cannot be under 35 percent.
IDEA Part B, Phase I Assurances Local Education Agencies Formula May 31, 2019 N/A N/A N/A Systems and Supports, K-12 Only LEAs may apply. Must serve students with disabilities ages 3 through 21.
ESEA Title IV, Part B - 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Local Education Agencies; Community-Based Organizations; Institutions of Higher Education; Faith Based Organizations; Non-profits; For-profits Competitive June 3, 2019 Summer 2019 3-6 TBD Systems and Supports, K-12 Eligible entities must serve students who primarily attend schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities under ESEA Section 1111(d); and other schools determined by the LEA to be in need of intervention and support; and the families of such students.
ESEA Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (MKV) Local Education Agencies Competitive June 7, 2019 Summer 2019 3-6 TBD Systems and Supports, K-12 Only LEAs can apply.
Carl D. Perkins, CTE Local Education Agencies; Institutions of Higher Education Formula June 3, 2019 Summer 2019 5-6 N/A Postsecondary and Career Education  
Serving DC Students Pursuant to Mayor's Order 2019-023 Formula June 19, 2019 Sept. 16. 2019 3 $750,000 Systems and Supports, K-12 Pursuant to Mayor's Order 2019-023
Healthy Tots Community Based Organizations Competitive June 17, 2019 Fall 2019 6 $100,000 Health & Wellness  
School Gardens Grant Local Education Agencies; Community-Based Organizations Competitive June 21, 2019 Summer 2019 11 $35,000 Health & Wellness Public schools, public charter schools and school CBOs that support school garden programs.
Quality Improvement Network Non-profits; For-profits; Faith-based community based organizations Competitive June 26, 2019 Sept. 1, 2019 1-5 $2,300,000 Division Early Learning CBO's who meet eligibilty requirements stated in RFA
FY19-FFY18 SOAR Facilities Charter LEAs Competitive July 26, 2019 Summer 2019 8 $750,000 Systems and Supports, K-12 Charter LEAs who meet eligibility requirements based on PCSB's Performance Management Framework. Adult charter schools are eligible.
FY19-FFY18 SOAR Academic Quality and Early Childhood Charter LEAs Formula July 19, 2019 Summer 2019 50-60 $50,000-$500,000 Systems and Supports, K-12 For Academic Quality funds: Charter LEAs that were open and serving students in the 2016-17 school year. Adult charter schools are eligible.
For Early Childhood funds: Charter LEAs that were open and serving 3- and 4-year-olds during the 2017-18 school year, meet Title I eligibility requirements, and have an overall student population that is at least 40 percent 3- and 4-year olds.
FY19-FFY18 SOAR Third Party Non-Profit Organizations Competitive July 26, 2019 Summer 2019 10 $400,000 Systems and Supports, K-12 Nonprofit organizations seeking to serve two or more charter LEAs; must have a demonstrated history of success working with DC charter schools on similar projects.
FY19-FFY18 SOAR Teacher Pipeline Charter LEAs and Non-Profit Organizations Competitive Fall 2019 Oct. 23, 2019 8 TBD Possibly $500,000 Systems and Supports, K-12 Under development: for charter LEAs seeking to build their own teacher pipeline program (with at least a requirement to consult with an experienced program) or Nonprofit Teacher Pipeline organizations seeking to partner with charter LEAs.
ESEA Title IA Basic Grants to LEAs Local Education Agencies Formula July 1, 2019 Winter 2019 67 N/A Systems and Supports, K-12 Only LEAs may apply. Serves at least one student aged 5-17. K-12 poverty rate for the prior year cannot be under 35 percent.
ESEA Title IIA - Supporting Effective Instruction Local Education Agencies Formula July 1, 2019 Winter 2019 67 N/A Systems and Supports, K-12 Only LEAs may apply. Serves at least one student aged 5-17.
ESEA Title IIIA - English Language Acquisition Local Education Agencies Formula July 1, 2019 Winter 2019 67 N/A Systems and Supports, K-12 Only LEAs may apply. Serves at least one English learner student aged 3-21.
ESEA Title IVA - Student Support and Academic Enrichment Local Education Agencies Formula July 1, 2019 Winter 2019 67 N/A Systems and Supports, K-12 Only LEAs can apply.
IDEA Part B, Section 611 Local Education Agencies Formula July 1, 2019 Winter 2019 67 N/A Systems and Supports, K-12 Only LEAs may apply. Must serve students with disabilities ages 3 through 21.
IDEA Part B, Section 619 Local Education Agencies Formula July 1, 2019 Winter 2019 67 N/A Systems and Supports, K-12 Only LEAs may apply. Must serve students with disabilities ages 3 through 5.
Environmental Literacy Advancement Grant Community-Based Organizations Competitive July 1, 2019 Fall 2019 5-7 N/A Health & Wellness  
CTE Certification Program UDC CC; Local Education Agencies Formula July 30, 2019 Fall 2019 2-6 This is formula and needs-based. The total amount to be awarded is $140,000. Postsecondary and Career Education Past participants must provide evidence of previous grant utilization and student pass rates.
DC CAN Competition Local Education Agencies Competitive July 12, 2019 Fall 2019 1 $180,000 Postsecondary and Career Education High schools that have been interviewed by NAF and have meet the prescribed Year of Planning standards.
Pre-K Enhancement and Expansion Program High Quality Designated Applicants (designation done through paper application prior to funding application) TBD whether Competitive or Formula Summer 2019 Fall 2019 25-30 $10,000,000 Early Learning High quality designation determined in paper application stage.
ESEA Title I Part D, Neglected and Delinquent Youth Local Education Agencies Formula Aug. 2, 2019 Fall 2019 TBD N/A Systems and Supports, K-12 Federal grant for state correctional facilities.
Investment In Schools (1003) Local Education Agencies Formula Summer 2019 Fall 2019 TBD N/A Systems and Supports, K-12 CSI Schools Only
Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Grant Community-Based Organizations Competitive Fall 2019 Fall 2019 10 $30,000 Health & Wellenss  
Early Literacy Intervention Grant Nonprofit community based organization that provides early literacy services Competitive Aug. 16, 2019 Fall 2019 2 $1,600,000 Teaching and Learning Nonprofit community based organization that provides early literacy services.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program Community-Based Organizations Formula Fall 2019 Oct. 1, 2019 1 $125,000 Health & Wellness Capital Area Food Bank
National School Lunch Program Equipment Assistance Local Education Agencies Competitive Fall 2019 Oct. 9, 2019 7-12 $100,000 Health & Wellness Any District of Columbia Public School, Non-profit Private School or Public Charter School campus chartered by the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board that currently participates in the NSLP, may apply.
Charter Schools Planning and Implementation Local Education Agencies Formula Fall 2019 N/A N/A N/A Systems and Supports, K-12 Only new charter LEAs conditionally approved by PCSB in May 2019.
Charter Schools Replication and/or Significant  Expansion Grant Charter LEAs Formula Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Nov. 8, 2019 3   Systems and Supports, K-12 Only high performing charter schools approved by PCSB to replicate (including through taking over a closing charter school) or significantly expand.
Immigrant Children and Youth Local Education Agencies Formula Winter 2020 Winter 2020 TBD TBD Systems and Supports, K-12 Only LEAs may apply. LEAs that have experienced a significant increase in the percentage or number of immigrant children and youth, as compared to the two preceding fiscal years.
FY20-FFY19 SOAR Facilities Charter LEAs Competitive Spring 2020 Summer 2020 8 $750,000 Systems and Supports, K-12 Charter LEAs who meet eligibility requirements based on PCSB's Performance Management Framework. Adult charter schools are eligible.
FY20-FFY19 SOAR Academic Quality and Early Childhood Charter LEAs Formula Spring 2020 Summer 2020 50-60 $50,000-$500,000 Systems and Supports, K-12 For Academic Quality funds: Charter LEAs that were open and serving students in the 2016-17 school year. Adult charter schools are eligible.
For Early Childhood funds: Charter LEAs that were open and serving 3- and 4-year-olds during the 2017-18 school year, meet Title I eligibility requirements, and have an overall student population that is at least 40 percent 3- and 4-year olds.
FY20-FFY19 SOAR Third Party Non-Profit Organizations Competitive Spring 2020 Summer 2020 10 $400,000 Systems and Supports, K-12 Nonprofit organizations seeking to serve two or more charter LEAs; must have a demonstrated history of success working with DC charter schools on similar projects.
FY20-FFY19 SOAR Teacher Pipeline (LEA Leads) Charter LEAs Competitive Spring 2020 Summer 2020 8 TBD Possibly $500,000 Systems and Supports, K-12 Under development: for charter LEAs seeking to build their own teacher pipeline program (with at least a requirement to consult with an experienced program).
Early Childhood Higher Education Scholarship T.E.A.C.H. Only license holders for the T.E.A.C.H.program in DC Formula Early August Oct. 1, 2019 1 Approximately $800,000 Division of Early Learning Only eligible to license holders for the T.E.A.C.H. progran in the District of Columbia.
DC Community Schools Incentive Initiative – Truancy Prevention and Literacy Pilot Program (CSII-TPLP) As defined by the Community Schools Incentive Act of 2012, an “eligible consortium” is a “partnership established between a local educational agency and one or more community partners for purposes of establishing, operating, and sustaining a community school.” D.C. Official Code § 38-754.02(3).  An eligible consortium must demonstrate the ability to provide additional eligible services that did not exist before the establishment of the eligible consortium. D.C. Official Code § 38-754.03(e) Competitive Aug. 2, 2019 Oct. 11, 2019 2 $300,000 per grantee Systems and Supports, K-12

The overall goal of the grant is to test whether additional resources concurrently focusing on numerous community partners dealing with literacy intervention, parental engagement, and social- emotional issues with elementary school students will significantly improve attendance and state assessment outcomes. Consistent with the funding statute, OSSE will give priority to eligible consortiums that include:
(1) An LEA with an elementary school with:
(a) more than 25% of students in grades kindergarten through 5 who were chronically truant in the 2018-19 school year; and
(b) more than 25% of students who scored at level 1 or level 2 on the state assessment for English language arts in the 2018-19 school year; and
(2) Three or more community partners that provide at least one of the eligible services:
(a) Programs designed to increase attendance, including reducing early chronic absenteeism rates;
(b) Programs designed to:  
(i) Facilitate parental involvement in, and engagement with, their children’s education, including parental activities that involve supporting, monitoring, and advocating for their children’s education;
(ii) Promote parental leadership in the life of the school; and
(iii) Build parenting skills;
(c) Programs that provide a full continuum of school-based, early literacy intervention services for all grades pre-K through 3, consisting of developmentally appropriate components for each grade, through a comprehensive intervention model.

DC Project AWARE Local Education Agencies Formula Fall 2019 Oct. 1, 2019 3 $402,000 Health & Wellness The District of Columbia’s Project AWARE program will leverage and build upon the District’s Comprehensive School Mental Health Plan to build an integrated service delivery model reaching at least 11,000 youth, implement comprehensive training opportunities reaching at least 1,500 educators and administrators, and engage the voices of youth and families in evidence-based, culturally-responsive and developmentally-appropriate mental health infrastructure design and implementation. Ultimately, the DC Project AWARE program will support the actualization of a coordinated and responsive behavioral health system for all students in all public and public charter schools in the District of Columbia.
Cafeteria Staff Trainng Local Education Agencies Competitive Fall 2019 Oct. 15, 2019 1-5 $100,000 Health & Wellness The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Division of Health and Wellness is soliciting applications for a Cafeteria Staff Training Grant.  The purpose of this grant is to provide school foodservice/nutrition employees with knowledge, training, and tools they need to plan, prepare, and purchase healthy products to create nutritious, safe, and enjoyable school meals.  To achieve this, the focus of the grant is to fund training sessions for school foodservice/nutrition employees at schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and Healthy Schools Act (HSA).  School foodservice employees are defined as individuals in a school who are responsible for the preparation and serving of all menu items. Additional responsibilities include cleaning and dishwashing, as well as the care of some equipment. Employees in cafeterias and kitchens include cooks, bakers, dishwashers and cashiers.

Continuation Grants

Last Updated: 10/4/2019

Below please find a forecast of continuation grant information for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. The eligibility recipients and requirements of continuation grants are subrecipients who have a current multi-year grant through the programs listed below. At this time we are sharing information regarding divisional ownership and the application and award timelines. Please note that the grants list below is not a full and complete list of grants that will be released by OSSE in the upcoming year.

The information in this chart is subject to change. Grant releases and awards are subject to funding availability.

If you have any questions about the information provided below, please email [email protected]. For the OSSE organizational chart and key points of contact, please visit: https://osse.dc.gov/osse-resources.

Grant Title Grant Type Anticipated Application Release Anticipated Award Release OSSE Division
Special Education Enhancement Fund (SEEF) FY18 Continuation Continuation Aug. 13, 2019 Fall 2019 Systems and Supports, K-12
DC CAN Continuation Continuation Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Postsecondary and Career Education
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Continuation Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Early Learning
Child Development Associate Training Scholarship & Promotion Program (CDA) Continuation Aug. 1, 2019 Fall 2019 Early Learning
Adult and Family Education Gateway to Careers (This is part of the Adult and Family Education Consolidated Grant) Continuation Summer 2019 Oct. 7, 2019 Postsecondary and Career Education
Access to Quality Child Care Expansion (AQCCE) Continuation Aug. 1, 2019 Fall 2019 Early Learning
Title IV, Part B - 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Continuation June 3, 2019 Fall 2019 Systems and Supports, K-12
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act - AEFLA  (This is part of the Adult and Family Education Consolidated Grant) Continuation Summer 2019 Oct. 7, 2019 Postsecondary and Career Education
Investment in Schools (1003) Continuation July 8, 2019   Systems and Supports, K-12
Community Schools Incentive Initiative Continuation Aug. 12, 2019 Fall 2019 Systems and Supports, K-12
Adult and Family Ed Workforce Investment Council Career Pathways - AFE/WIC (This is part of the Adult and Family Education Consolidated Grant) Continuation Summer 2019 Oct. 7, 2019 Postsecondary and Career Education
DC School Garden Grant Continuation Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Health and Wellness
Project Aware Continuation Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Health and Wellness
Serving DC Students Continuation Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Systems and Supports, K-12
FY18 (FFY17) - ESSA Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (MKV) Continuation Fall 2019 Fall 2019 Systems and Supports, K-12
School Improvement Grant (SIG) Continuation July 22, 2019 Fall 2019 Systems and Supports, K-12
FFY16 SOAR Teacher Pipeline Continuation January 2020 January 2020 Systems and Supports, K-12
FFY16 SOAR Third Party Continuation January 2020 January 2020 Systems and Supports, K-12
FFY16 SOAR Facilities Continuation January 2020 January 2020 Systems and Supports, K-12
FFY17 SOAR Academic Quality/Early Childhood Continuation January 2020 January 2020 Systems and Supports, K-12
FFY17 SOAR Third Party Continuation January 2020 January 2020 Systems and Supports, K-12
FFY17 SOAR Facilities Continuation January 2020 January 2020 Systems and Supports, K-12
FFY17 SOAR Teacher Pipeline Continuation January 2020 January 2020 Systems and Supports, K-12
FFY19 SOAR Teacher Pipeline Continuation Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Systems and Supports, K-12
FFY19 SOAR Third Party Continuation Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Systems and Supports, K-12
FFY19 SOAR Facilities Continuation Spring 2020 Spring 2020 Systems and Supports, K-12
Nutrition and Physical Activity (NEPA) Continuation Sept. 3, 2019 Fall 2019 Health and Wellness
School Gardens Grant (SGG) Continuation Sept. 3, 2019 Fall 2019 Health and Wellness
McKinney Vento Hometless Children and Youth Program (MKV) Continuation Sept. 3, 2019 Fall 2019 Systems and Supports, K-12
Improving School Climate Continuation Summer 2019 Sept. 16, 2019 Health & Wellness