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Child Abduction Prevention Education Program (CAPE)

Grants to New York Public School Districts and School Libraries
for Curricula and Training in Child Abduction Prevention

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New York State Education Department (NYSED)

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Deadline Date:

03/30/18 Postmarked


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Grants of up to $10,000 to New York public school districts, school libraries, and School Library Systems to form or implement a curriculum to prevent child abductions. The funding source strongly encourages applicants to submit a Notice of Intent by March 9, 2018. Funding is intended to assist in the design of the required course of study in child abduction prevention mandatory for all pupils in grades K-8 in all public schools in the state. Participants can form a partnership or consortium to apply for the grant.

Applicants will develop or adopt a curriculum that comprehensively addresses the prevention of child abduction for K-8 students, and will include training for parents, teachers, school librarians, and/or support staff. If an existing curriculum will be used, a rationale for the selection of such curriculum must be clearly addressed in the application narrative. The Curriculum, whether adopted or developed, must provide developmentally-appropriate content to meet the diverse needs of students, parents and school personnel. If developing a local curriculum, grantees must include a description of the process, including participants, resources reviewed, activities planned, and time-frame. Grantees are required to implement the curriculum described in their application. Professional Development resources, curriculum, online learning courses, or materials created with grant funds must be published on the applicant’s Websites under Creative Commons license to be freely shared with other districts.

Allowable Expenditures: Allowable activities are those that are directly related to meeting the overall and individual Child Abduction Prevention Education program requirements. Allowable expenses are those related to the development and/or adoption of a curriculum and provision of related training. This may include materials, staff time, costs related to professional development, etc., including costs related to publishing materials on the applicant’s Websites under Creative Commons license to be freely shared with other districts.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148189

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Estimated Size of Grant:

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.

Term of Contract:

The funding period is from September 1, 2018, to August 31, 2019. All program activities must be completed by August 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

New York State public school districts, BOCES, and consortia, thereof. 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.

Budgeted costs must be in compliance with applicable State and federal laws and regulations and the Department’s Fiscal Guidelines. These guidelines, as well as the FS-10 form, are available online at the Grants Finance website:

Information about the categories of expenditures and general information on allowable costs, applicable cost principles and administrative regulations are available in the Fiscal Guidelines for Federal and State Aided Grants

NYSED Consortium Policy for State and Federal Discretionary Grant Programs:
The partnership or consortium must meet the following requirements:
1. The partnership or consortium must designate one of the participants to serve as the applicant and fiscal agent for the grant. The applicant agency must be an eligible grant recipient. All other consortium members must be eligible grant participants, as defined by the program statute or regulation.
2. In the event a grant is awarded to a partnership/consortium, the grant or grant contract will be prepared in the name of the applicant agency/fiscal agent, not the partnership/consortium, since the group is not a legal entity.
3. The applicant agency/fiscal agent must meet the following requirements:
a. Must be an eligible grant recipient as defined by statute;
b. Must receive and administer the grant funds and submit the required reports to account for the use of grant funds;
c. Must require consortium partners to sign an agreement with the fiscal agent that specifically outlines all services each partner agrees to provide.
d. Must be an active member of the partnership/consortium, except where SUNY or CUNY Research Foundations are the fiscal agent.
e. Cannot act solely as a flow-through for grant funds to pass to other recipients. NYSED may establish a minimum level of direct service to be provided by the fiscal agent. For purposes of this grant, NYSED has established a 15% minimum.
f. Is PROHIBITED from subgranting funds to other recipients. The fiscal agent is permitted to contract for services with other consortium partners or consultants to provide services that the fiscal agent cannot provide itself.
g. Must be responsible for the performance of any services provided by the partners, consultants, or other organizations and must coordinate how each plan to participate.

If the consortium applies for grant funding that exceeds $25,000, it is required to comply with NYSED’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) policy. For more information, see page 8 and 9 of the application guidelines in Supporting Documents below.

Accessibility of Web-Based Information and Applications

Any documents, web-based information and applications development, or programming delivered pursuant to the contract or procurement, will comply with New York State Education Department IT Policy NYSED-WEBACC- 001, Web Accessibility Policy as such policy may be amended, modified or superseded, which requires that state agency web-based information, including documents, and applications are accessible to persons with disabilities. Documents, web-based information and applications must conform to NYSED-WEBACC- 001 as determined by quality assurance testing. Such quality assurance testing will be conducted by NYSED employee or contractor and the results of such testing must be satisfactory to NYSED before web-based information and applications will be considered a qualified deliverable under the contract or procurement.

Charter schools and non-public schools are not eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

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

A 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 the email below.

Applicants must submit 1 original hard copy application (including original signaturees) and 3 comple copies via postal mail postmarked by March 30, 2018. In addition, submit one version of all documents via email by the due date. Email submissions do not require signatures.

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

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

Contact the Fiscal Contact at:
NYS Education Department
Contract Administration Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Room 501W EB
Albany, NY 12234

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