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Speech-Language and Bilingual Speech-Language Personnel Development Center

Contract for Services to a New York IHE or Local Educational Agency
for Speech-Language Teacher Training in the NYC Metro Area

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New York State Education Department (NYSED) P-12 Office of Special Education

Deadline Date:

09/23/19 3:00 PM Receipt


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Contract for services to a New York institute of higher education, Local Educational Agency (LEA), or nonprofit or for-profit in partnership with an IHE to establish a speech-language teacher training center for individuals in the New York City metropolitan area. The purpose of funding is to increase the number of New York State (NYS) certified teachers of students with speech and language disabilities (TSSLDs) and TSSLDs with bilingual extensions for employment in New York City (NYC) Public Schools.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) P-12 Office of Special Education is seeking proposals for the establishment of a Speech-Language and Bilingual Speech-Language Personnel Development Center (SLPDC). 

This RFP seeks applications from eligible bidders to provide coursework leading to initial and/or professional NYS certification in Speech and Language Disabilities, including supervised clinical practicum placements (i.e., supervised clinical experience), for individuals residing or working in the NYC metropolitan area – including individuals who work full-time and need to complete program requirements in the evening and/or on weekends – to prepare them for work in NYC Public Schools.

For information on program deliverables, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148188

Number of Grants:

NYSED will award one (1) contract pursuant to this RFP.

Term of Contract:

The contract resulting from this RFP will be for the period anticipated to begin January 1, 2020 and to end June 30, 2022.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The eligible bidders are NYS public or private institutions of higher education (IHEs) with registered graduate education programs leading to Speech and Language Disabilities certification; or Local Educational Agencies (LEAs), not-for-profit organizations or for-profit organizations working in partnership with an IHE with registered graduate education programs leading to Speech and Language Disabilities certification.

All bidders must have at least one year of experience in the recruitment and preparation of
individuals to become qualified to provide speech and language services in public schools in NYS. For other mandatory requirements, including staffing requirements, see:

Pre-Application Information:

Application documents must be submitted in separately sealed envelopes, as detailed in the Submission section of the RFP, and be received at NYSED no later than September 23, 2019 by 3:00 PM.

Questions regarding the request must be submitted by email no later than the close of business on August 30, 2019. Questions regarding this request should be identified as Program, Fiscal or M/WBE. A Questions and Answers Summary will be posted to no later than September 9, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The mailing address for application documentation is:

NYS Education Department
Bureau of Fiscal Management
Attn: Thomas McBride, RFP #20-002
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue, Room 501W EB
Albany, NY 12234

Email for questions:

Program Matters:
Jennifer Hedderman

Fiscal Matters:
Thomas McBride

M/WBE Matters:
Joan Ramsey

Funding or Pin Number:

RFP Proposal #20-002

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City: New York City metropolitan area;   New York