Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Questions about Infrastructure RFP

Several people have called concerned about page 27 of the Infrastructure RFP, which needs to get filled out if a district has received an infrastructure grant in either of the last two rounds. Readers will only look at this page to see if districts that had received funds, have filled out the page. If the page is missing and should have been completed, then there will be a 15 point deduction from the proposal's score. If the district has asked for an extension and or is waiting for revised bids due to the late dispersal of funds, the district need only note that on the form. No points will be deducted.

I will be out of the office from April 23rd and hope to return on May 7th. In the interim, if you have any questions, please contact Karen Kaplan at (860) 713-6781 or by e-mail at

Entitlement Grant Draw Down Period

Last year, most states (CT included) returned thousands of dollars in entitlement money to Washington. As you can imagine, sitting in a congressional hearing room and asking for more money for Title II D (EETT) when your state has returned unspent prior year's money, does not bode well. As part of a national effort to dramatically reduce the amount of IID money returned to our federal friends, we ask simply that you draw down and spend whatever money you have left, on or before June 30th. (I've called all districts that had an unspent balance of more than $1,000.) If you have questions, please check with your business manager to find out if you have any grant balances.