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New Mexico Public Education Department: Direct Student Services

Deadline: November 23, 2018

New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) Direct Student Services (DSS) will fund programs that provide expanded educational options, particularly for students in schools identified as “comprehensive support and improvement” or “targeted support and improvement.” More specifically, the program intends to support the following outcomes:

  • Create opportunities for students to participate in courses not otherwise available to them at their school, particularly advanced placement
  • Expand access to innovative Career Technical Education (CTE) and postsecondary courses that empower students to complete approved programs of study or attain transferrable college credit, including those encompassed in the Workforce Improvement Opportunities Act
  • Target interventions and supports for students in the elementary grades so that they attain the necessary literacy and math skills for success in middle school and beyond
  • Provide expanded access for personalized learning opportunities, including high-quality tutoring
  • Provide transportation funding to students that choose to exercise their ability around intra-district school choice

Amount: The available funds for school years 2019-2020 are $4,408,635. NMPED anticipates making 50 multi-year awards (2018-2020).

Eligibility: New Mexico LEAs and charter schools, as defined in NMSA 22-8B-2.

Link: https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/information/rfps-rfis-rfas/

*Note: Proposals must be postmarked by November 23, 2018. LEAs should submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) designating the specific schools and DSS services for which applications will be submitted by October 31, 2018.

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