The New York State Education Department (NYSED) will leverage the federal support from Race to the Top to provide funds to districts to improve the readiness of early career educators in low-performing schools and shortage teaching areas by supporting select high-quality induction programs. NYSED is offering a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Model Induction Programs. This RFP includes a planning period for applicants beginning in January 2012 and running until July 2012. The programs run from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014. A total of $20,000,000 is allocated for this grant program.