The 2013-14 Excess Teacher Turnover Prevention (ETTP) grant funds have been released, and a notice letter with required submission forms were mailed out by the State Education Department this week. These state funds are allocated to help prevent excessive instructional staff turnover in certain Special Act School Districts, approved private schools (also known as 853 schools) and preschool special education programs (also known as 4410 schools). Eligible school age and preschool programs are asked to wait to receive the letter and not to request award amount information from SED at this time.
There is a very short timeline for form submissions. Upon receipt of the ETTP grant packet, schools need to decide on whether to participate. If so, then the Budget Summary and Certification must be completed and submitted to Rate Setting no later than June 11, 2014. If this form is not received by June 11, 2014, the award may be considered for forfeiture.
While the Budget Summary and Certification is being processed by the state, programs are urged to decide on the award recipients so that upon receipt of the 90% funding, the eligible teachers in eligible programs may receive their funds immediately. The Final Expenditure Summary, Usage of Grant Funds, and Award Recipients Listings must be completed and returned to Rate Setting no later than July 28, 2014. If these forms are not received by July 28, 2014, the award may be considered for forfeiture.
If you should have any questions about the ETTP grants, please contact David Rothfuss of NYSUT Research and Educational Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.