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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2013

Continuing Supplementary Support to Specific Underperforming School Districts: Level 4 District Planning Support
Fund Code: 220-B

Purpose: The purpose of this state grant program is to provide needed support for the state's persistently lowest achieving schools, Level 4 schools, as they plan and develop their School Turnaround Plans.
Priorities: Districts with persistently lowest achieving Level 4 schools, identified under the state's Framework for Accountability and Assistance, will receive first priority for grants.
Eligibility: The following school districts are eligible for this funding: Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield Public Schools.
Funding: Funding for the grant will come from state school improvement funds. Each district listed above will be awarded a grant in the amount of $30,000. The total allocation is $90,000.
Fund Use: Fund use must be consistent with applicable state requirements. All expenditures must go towards turnaround planning efforts, including the development of a Turnaround Plan to be approved by the state and/or a federal School Redesign Grant application. Districts are allowed to budget funds at both the district level and school level.

Unallowable expenditures:
  1. Contract buyouts;
  2. Capital expenses; and
  3. Purchase of technology, computer software or hardware, unless a compelling case can be made for how these materials are necessary for turnaround planning efforts.
All expenditures will be closely reviewed as they relate to the priorities of this grant opportunity.
Project Duration: Upon Approval to 6/30/2013
Program Unit: Office of District and School Turnaround, Center for Targeted Assistance
Contact:
Programmatic:Erika Wernerealvarezwerner@doe.mass.edu
Budget Workbook:Russ Flemingrfleming@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number:
Programmatic:Erika Werner(781) 338-3555
Budget Workbook:Russ Fleming(781) 338-6259
Date Due: Rolling, but no later than Friday, December 14, 2012.

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
Required Forms:
  1.  Download MS EXCEL file  Parts I and II: Budget Workbook (Includes the Standard Contract and Application for Program Grants and Budget Detail Pages.)
Submission Instructions: Mail one copy of the Signature Page with the original signature of the Superintendent or Executive Director to:

Russ Fleming
School Improvement Grants Programs
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906


Email the Budget Workbook (Parts I and II) to: schoolimprovementgrants@doe.mass.edu.


Last Updated: December 12, 2012
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