Mathematics Competive Grant

Public Law 107-110 - Title I, Part B (No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)


Title II, Part B, of NCLB authorizes a Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program. MSP is intended to increase academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers. Kansas will focus on mathematics and science with priority given to those grants that incorporate both into their grant focus. The core of these partnerships must be among

  • high-need unified school district(s) (USD); and
  • a mathematics, science (faculty must have strong math background), and/or engineering department of a Kansas institution of higher education (IHE); and
  • a mathematics and/or science teacher-training department of a Kansas IHE.  

Other partners may include public charter schools or other public schools, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations concerned with mathematics and science education.

For more information, see the US Department of Education’s MSP site. The link is:


MSP Grant Application Documents

The following documents will help guide you through the application process for the MSP grant.
2016 MSP Grant Application Overview GuidanceDocument outlining the grant application process and policies. Updated 11/21/16
2016 MSP Request for Proposals (RFP) ComponentsDocument outlining required components of the grant.Updated 11/21/16
2016 MSP Appendix A: Title and Abstract 
2016 MSP Appendix B: Contact List 
2016 MSP Appendix C: Partner Contributions and Committments 
2016 MSP Appendix D: Equitable Participation of NonPublic Schools 
2016 MSP Appendix E: Previous MSP Grantees 
2016 MSP Appendix F: Smart Goals 
2016 MSP Appendix G: Criteria for Classifying Designs of MSP Evaluations 
2016 MSP Appendix H: Program Eligibility TablesUpdated 11/21/18
2016 MSP Scoring Rubric for RFPUpdated 11/18/16
Bidders' Webinar Recording of Bidders' Webinar held on November 18, 2016.
Webinar PowerPointPowerPoint used in Bidders' Webinar 11/18/16
MSP Presentation WebinarInformational webinar discussing content of grant presentations in January.COMING SOON!
Presentation PowerPointPowerPoint used during MSP Presentation Webinar.COMING SOON!
MSP Funding UpdateUpdate to final funding of the MSP Program 11-21-18.
Fast Facts for Submitting a Competitive Grant Application
Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program:
Mathematics & Science Competitive Grant
AWARDS: Grant awards will range from $50,000 to $300,000 per year. In no instance will an annual award exceed $300,000. Grant activities may begin only after receipt of the grant approval notice. This is anticipated to be March 1, 2017. All grant activities must end by August 30, 2018.

All applications must be delivered to Melissa Fast at the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016. Faxed applications will not be accepted.

To be considered, KSDE must receive an original proposal, two copies, and one electronic copy by the date specified above. E-mail the electronic copy to Melissa Fast,
Current MSP Grant Abstracts & Contact Information
The following are abstracts of current MSP grant awardees. The category given for each grant represents the grade level focus. Please click on the title to view the abstract and contact information for the grant.
Archived MSP Grant Abstracts & Contact Information
The following are abstracts of former MSP grant awardees. The category given for each grant represents the grade level focus. Please click on the title to view the abstract and contact information for the grant.
MSP Public Resources
Education R & D Partnership ToolTool is intended to help others assess and improve their own Research and Development partnerships.
Helpful Tools for MSP Grant ProjectsThe MSPnet Toolbox contains materials that projects have found particularly useful in their work and that may be adapted for use by other MSP projects. Tools may include assessment instruments, evaluation protocols, form letters, etc.
MSP Net LibraryThe library contains over 1900 articles of interest to leaders engaged in K-12 science and mathematics education reform.
Student Growth Measures Approved by KSDEThis list is a compilation of suggestions from Kansas teachers and district leadership, and REL.
TEAMS (Technical Evaluation Assistance in Mathematics and Science) network Free resource for MSP project evaluation materials.
Kansas College and Career Ready Standards Content/Confidence Self Assessment
The following documents can be used to assess a teacher's content knowledge and cofidence for the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards at the various grade levels. Click on a title to open the document. This document is oftentimes used by MSP grants to measure teacher growth in this area. Click on document title to open.
MSP Contact Information
 Melissa Fast          
 Math and MSP Coordinator      

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