2021/2022 School Readiness RFP's
Request for Proposals
Derby School Readiness Grant Program
Open Bid Process
Connecticut General Statutes: Sections 10-16o through 10-16r and Sections 10-16t through 10-16u
Local Request for Proposals (RFP) - Any program that wishes to become a provider of School Readiness services in Derby and Shelton must complete and submit a proposal to the Valley Early Childhood Regional Council for approval. All local RFP submissions will be reviewed by the Valley Early Childhood Regional Council and scored.
All School Readiness providers must be willing and able to comply with all legislated mandates. Please see the web site below for copies of the School Readiness General Policies, which are established by the State Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood: http://www.ct.gov/oec/generalpolicies - Click on "School Readiness" to view the latest versions of these policies.
School Readiness Grant - Programs interested in participating in the open-bid process to serve Derby and Shelton residents must contact Ayanna Williams, VECRC School Readiness Liaison, for a Request for Proposal application and additional information. Applicants should apply early in order to complete the application by the due date of April 9, 2021.
School Readiness Grant Submission/ Due Date - Eligible applicants must submit an application for the program year July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022. Grant award letters will be issued annually based on the annual appropriation of the Connecticut Legislature and the grant recipient’s compliance with the program requirements. The due date for completed grant applications is 4:00 p.m. on April 9, 2021.
Contact Information: Ayanna Williams, VECRC School Readiness Liaison, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone, 203.690.8232.
VECRC School Readiness Liaison