Achieve, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, Council of Chief State School Officers, and the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, through a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, is launching a new opportunity to support in-state coalition building and outreach around the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The multiyear project seeks to identify, support, and advise third-party coalitions in up to six states from May 2013 through October 2015 to help ensure successful CCSS implementation and sustainability. Successful applicants will receive funding up to $200,000 per year, for three years.
Organizations or coalitions applying for the award must be from one of the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, or Washington. Eligible applicants include
- state-based coalitions that can demonstrate support for the CCSS and the college- and career-ready agenda; or
- third-party organizations that can demonstrate support for the CCSS and the college- and career-ready agenda applying on behalf of a group of coalitions or third-party organizations in a state willing to participate in a CCSS support coalition.
Interested and qualifying coalitions/organizations should contact Achieve at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Helmsley Charitable Trust CCSS Coalition Support Award” to learn more about and receive a copy of the Request for Proposal. Proposals are due March 15. Winning coalitions will be notified by the end of April 2013.