DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Eligible Partnerships Postsecondary Grant Application Guidelines for Conducting Literacy Professional Development for Pennsylvania Educators
[33 Pa.B. 4312]
The Department of Education (Department) has established Eligible Partnerships Postsecondary Grant Application (EPPGA) guidelines to provide direction to eligible partnerships for submitting applications targeting the quality of teachers, principals and paraprofessionals. An eligible partnership that receives a grant under EPPGA guidelines shall use the grant for designing and implementing literacy professional development for this Commonwealth which provides assistance to high need local educational agencies (LEAs), their teachers, principals and paraprofessionals to ensure that they are able to use Pennsylvania's Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening content standards and Pennsylvania System of School Assessment data to strengthen and enhance instructional practices for improving student academic achievement. The EPPGA guidelines define a partnership that is eligible to apply. Each partnership must designate either an institution of higher education or an intermediate unit as the lead organization to execute a contract or memorandum of understanding with the Commonwealth. Approximately $600,000 is available on a competitive basis under these guidelines. Three to four contracts or memoranda of understanding will be awarded.
Copies of EPPGA guidelines are available on the Department's web page at http://www.pde.state.pa.us or from the Issuing Office, Division of Program Services, Bureau of Postsecondary Services, Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333, (717) 772-3623, TDD (717) 783-8445.
A preproposal conference is scheduled for Friday, September 12, 2003, at 10 a.m. in the Honors Suite, 1st Floor, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg. Attendance by a representative of the partnership (potential applicant, regional site, LEA, IU, other) is a prerequisite for submitting an application. If special accommodations are required to participate in the preproposal conference, contact the Division of Program Services. Written questions are to be submitted by September 10, 2003, on PDE-4658 available on the Department's web page at http://www.pde.state.pa.us.
Applications submitted in response to the EPPGA guidelines are due in the Division of Program Services no later than 5 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2003.
VICKI L. PHILLIPS,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-1700. Filed for public inspection August 29, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]
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