Florida Tax Credit Scholarships

To expand educational opportunities for children of families that have limited financial resources and to enable children in this state to achieve a greater level of excellence in their education, the Florida Legislature created the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program in 2001. The law provides for state tax credits for contributions to nonprofit scholarship funding organizations, (SFOs). The SFOs then award scholarships to eligible children of low-income families.

The tax credit cap amount for the 2018-2019 fiscal year is $873,565,674.

RFP - Evaluation of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (PDF)

The Department’s response to the following inquiries submitted by university personnel are as follows:

Is there already an existing evaluation design and an existing team performing this evaluation?
Contained within the School Choice Website are the past ten years’ of evaluation data performed by two separate entities. They can be found here: http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/facts-figures.stml

Is the RFP referring to a grant, a contract, or a cooperative agreement as the form of the execution of the project awardee?
This is a project grant award that must be entered into with a state university.