TITLE 23: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
SUBTITLE A: EDUCATION
CHAPTER I: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SUBCHAPTER o: MISCELLANEOUS
PART 565 CLASS SIZE REDUCTION GRANTS
SECTION 565.40 APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Section 565.40 Application Procedure
For purposes of this Subpart, the terms "proposal" and "application" shall have the same meaning.
a) When State funding is available for grants under this Subpart, the State Superintendent of Education shall issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to solicit applications from eligible entities.
b) The RFP shall describe the format that applicants will be required to follow and the information they will be required to submit, including identification of the specific schools that will be served throughout the grant period, the grades chosen for class size reduction, and the rationale for these choices.
c) The RFP shall indicate the amount or expected amount of the appropriation for the program and shall describe the allowable expenditures and the basis for awarding grants.
d) The RFP shall include a budget summary and payment schedule as well as a narrative budget breakdown, i.e., a detailed explanation of each line item of expenditure.
e) The RFP shall identify the data recipients will be required to collect and report regarding the activities conducted with grant funds and the results of those activities, as well as the timelines for reporting.
f) The RFP shall include certification and assurance forms that the State Superintendent may, by law, require.
g) The RFP shall specify the deadline for submission of proposals, which shall provide potential applicants with at least 30 days to respond.
h) Separate applications shall be required for renewal of grant funding. Each application for renewal shall include at least:
1) a description of expenditures and activities during the year just concluded, demonstrating that the project has been implemented in conformance with the approved grant agreement and that the recipient continues to exhibit need for grant funds for this purpose; and
2) an updated budget summary and payment schedule for the renewal year, including a narrative budget breakdown.
i) Incomplete proposals shall not be considered.