Florida PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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  • III. Operational Planning Elements

    The Unified or Combined State Plan must include an Operational Planning Elements section that supports the State’s strategy and the system-wide vision described in Section II(c) above.  Unless otherwise noted, all Operational Planning Elements apply to Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan as well as to core programs.  This section must include—

    • b. State Operating Systems and Policies

      The Unified or Combined State Plan must include a description of the State operating systems and policies that will support the implementation of the State strategy described in section II Strategic Elements.  This includes—

III. b. 5. B. ii. Describe how the eligible agency will ensure direct and equitable access to all eligible providers to apply and compete for funds and how the eligible agency will ensure that it is using the same grant or contract announcement and application procedure for all eligible providers

Current Narrative:

Direct and equitable access to all eligible providers

DCAE ensures all eligible providers have direct and equitable access to apply and compete for grants and contracts. The Request for Proposal (RFP) announcement, for the 2020 competition, will be distributed through various communication outlets including the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) communication system, regional and local media outlets, a formal press release, and an announcement on the FDOE website and major statewide educational publications to ensure all prospective eligible providers have access to the same standardized information. An annual webinar will be conducted to review the grant application process and facilitate any questions from prospective eligible providers. Grant application procedures are the same for all eligible providers.