The New Jersey Learning Acceleration Program: High-Impact Tutoring Grant is designed to support districts to provide high dosage, intensive tutoring by focusing on high-impact tutoring interventions for students that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

This grant opportunity prioritizes districts with elementary schools and their students in grades three and four. However, it will allow local education agencies awarded the grant to serve additional students as needed.

Funding will be directed toward targeted tutoring through vendors or organizations, in addition to schools and districts that meet established, research-based criteria. Applicants may apply for up to $768,000 in funds based on a tiered system of student enrollment correlated with maximum funding levels. This single-year grant program will close Aug. 31, 2024.

Local educational agencies that are procuring private entity vendors for tutoring under this program must comply with the Public School Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-1 et seq.) Click here to view a model Request for Proposals available for use by LEAs in competitive procurement.

The Division of Local Government Services has approved the use of competitive contracting under N.J.S.A. 18A:18A- 4.1.k for procurement of tutoring vendors under this program. LEAs do not need to make an individual request to DLGS. In addition to following the advertising requirements of N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-4.5, the New Jersey Department of Education encourages LEAs to distribute an RFP to vendors on the list of those identified as meeting program requirements.

Interested parties may also want to read this Aug. 8, 2023, article in School Board Notes highlighting the  High Impact Tutoring initiative.