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Date: January 25, 2023

A virtual statewide training for Special Education Directors, Grant Managers, and Business Managers around the upcoming FY24 IDEA Part B Section 611/619 LEA Subgrantee Application on the electronic grants management system (EGMS).

Choose from one of two (am or pm session) virtual 1.5 hour presentations by Tom Boudreau, Education Consultant/IDEA Part B Fiscal Manager. 

The training will focus on completing the FY24 application with fidelity in a timely manner through an examination of the requirements the FY24 LEA subgrantee application, highlights of any updates or changes from last year’s application, budgets, and examination of LEA Maintenance of Effort (MOE) and expenditure timeline, with a specific set aside time for any questions. Plan to be there!!

Date: January 25, 2023

Audience: Special Education Directors, IDEA Part B Grant Managers and Fiscal Officers

Register for Session A (10:00-11:30 a.m.):

Register for Session B (1:30-3:00 p.m.):


For Content questions contact Thomas Boudreau, Education Consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education Bureau of Special Education, (860)713-6919/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Training questions contact Stephen Proffitt, SERC, (860) 632-1485 ext. 322 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The State Education Resource Center (SERC), in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is creating a School-Based Center for Prevention, Education, and Advocacy (K-12) to serve the state of Connecticut. According to the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory Report (2021), schools can directly impact youth mental health by providing "a continuum of supports to meet student mental health needs including evidence-based practices and trauma-informed mental health care.”

We are inviting your district to participate in a statewide survey. The purpose of the survey is to gather and share information regarding the prevention programs that Connecticut school districts are implementing around mental health, suicide prevention, substance use prevention, and social-emotional learning. The survey covers which programs are being used, impacts of the programs, and prevention priorities for districts. The survey will inform the foundation for the Center’s resource sharing, future outreach, and collaboration with districts. 

Your district’s completion of the survey is vital to better serve your needs around prevention efforts. Please follow the link below and complete the survey no later than December 2, 2022. Thank you for your participation.

Thank you for your interest. The proposal submission period has ended, and the winning respondent has been notified.

Addendum 1, Answers to Submitted Questions, has been posted. See below to download.

State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Contact Person: Michelle Weaver, General Counsel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This RFP is for website development. Content for the website is being developed under a different RFP, Located Here.

Overview and Purpose

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) need helpful resources that will have an immediate impact to address delayed, interrupted, suspended, or inaccessible learning opportunities and provide Individualized Education Program (IEP) supports through educational recovery for students with and without disabilities due to the COVID-19 disruptions.

Many educational recovery initiatives have already been funded with one-time federal and state resources and have helped develop supports for all students, which includes access to educational technology through high-tech devices (laptop, computer, personal device, tablet, etc.). Ensuring that high-tech devices are user friendly, school ready, and aligned with a student’s needs is as critical as access to the device(s) themselves. One approach that aligns and gives students an immediate impact and potential educational gain/recovery is through the calculated use of educational applications (Apps) associated with Assistive Technology (AT) and Accessible Educational Material (AEM).

This RFP is to facilitate the development of a website that will be populated with information for users of high-tech assistive technology devices so that questions and challenges can be addressed in a prompt and succinct manner. The user’s need(s) are addressed through the provision of resources (self-driven), points of contact to gain access to professional consultative supports (professional driven), and immediate answers through “pop up” consults (expert driven).

Proposal Schedule (Eastern Time)

Release of RFP by electronic means on the SERC website, and CTsource:

Friday, October 21, 2022 by 4:00 pm EDT

Receipt of questions until:

Friday, November 4, 2022 by 4:00 pm EDT

Answers to questions will be posted as an Addendum on the SERC website on this page, and CTsource:

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 by 4:00 pm EST

Proposal due date:

Friday, November 18, 2022 by 4:00 pm EST

Award announcement:

Friday, December 2 by 4:00 pm EST


For more information including deliverables and proposal submission instructions, download the full Request for Proposals
Download Addendum 1, Answers to Submitted Questions


The State Education Resource Center (SERC) is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. SERC does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. SERC does not unlawfully discriminate in employment against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. Inquiries regarding SERC’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Michelle Weaver
General Counsel, SERC
100 Roscommon Drive,
Suite 110
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 632-1485, ext. 364
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