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Academic Support

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State-funded Academic Support grants include the following:


FY16 Academic Support Grants

FY16 Allocation Grants:

District/Approved Private Special Ed. Allocation Grants - SY/Summer - for Class of '03-'20 students (grades 8 through the students originally in the Class of 2003).

The FY16 application is due 3 weeks before the proposed program start date and by 11/5/15 for All programs (both FC 632 and 625, school year and summer). Intents to Apply are not needed. FY16 eligible entities and amounts Download MS EXCEL Document are posted. Note that most amounts were substantially lowered from FY15 to FY16, and some to $0, due to reductions in available funding. See the 632/625 RFP and a July 2015 memorandum sent to eligible entities for more information.

FY16 Competitive and Continuation Grants:

Work & Learning Programs - SY / Summer - for class of '03-'17 students

In FY16, FC 596 is a continuation funding opportunity for a second year of funding for FY15 awardees. The goal of this state funding opportunity is to provide engaging and integrated instruction during the school year in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science and technology/engineering, while at the same time offering Work and Learning programming through a requirement for well-structured internships for participating students. The internships help students to experience the relevance of the academic subjects being addressed, while also offering skill gain opportunities in work readiness skills. Students who are eligible are members of the Classes of 2003-2017 who have not yet passed the 10th grade MCAS tests to achieve a Competency Determination required for high school graduation.

FC 597 has the same goals as FC 596, and involves programming in the summer months. Dependent upon the availability of funding, a Request for Proposals would be issued later in the fall of 2015 for FC 597 programming for the summer of 2016.

Note: The FY16 maximum allowed for indirect on this grant program is 8 percent, and the maximum allowed for coordination and indirect costs (stipends for a program coordinator, data entry or other administrative assistance, indirect costs, etc.) is 20 percent.
Academic Support: Partnerships for Pathways to Success - SY / Summer - for class of '03-'17 students.

The goal of this state continuation funding opportunity is to leverage well designed partnerships between public institutions of higher education and One Stop Career Centers to provide targeted students with pathways to success. The primary targets of this initiative are post-12th grade students from the classes of 2003-2015 who need further assistance to pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) in order to complete the state required Competency Determination for high school graduation. Students in the classes of 2016-2017 may also be served where resources are available.

Note: The FY16 maximum allowed for indirect on this grant program is 8 percent, and the maximum allowed for coordination and indirect costs (stipends for a program coordinator, data entry or other administrative assistance, indirect costs, etc.) is 20 percent.
Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success (CPSS) - SY / Summer - for class of '17-'20 students.

Information about the FY16 application will be posted here later this year.


FY16 Targeted Funds Grants:

FC 632f:
Funded through the State Academic Support Line-Item 7061-9404: Targeted Funds Grant [$200,000] to JFY NetWorks, a non-profit corporation - for the purposes of enhancing student performance and addressing achievement gaps through the use of instructional software, teacher training, and support.
FC 107:
Funded through State Line-Item 7061-9406: Targeted Funds Grant [$500,000] to JFY NetWorks, a non-profit corporation - for the purposes of a statewide college and career readiness program implemented by JFYNetworks to reduce the number of remedial developmental courses students are required to take at community colleges; provided, that JFYNetworks shall (i) maintain the JFYNet college and career readiness program to administer the ACCUPLACER diagnostic and college placement tests in high schools; (ii) provide individualized online instructional curricula to strengthen the skills measured by the tests; and (iii) administer final ACCUPLACER placement tests to measure student progress and program outcomes; provided further, that passing scores shall be reported to community colleges ensuring student placement in credit-earning courses; and provided further, that JFYNetworks shall coordinate with the 15 community colleges to identify not more than 5 high schools per community college that shall send students to the program.
Note: The FY16 maximum allowed for indirect on both targeted funds grants noted above is 8 percent.


FY15 Academic Support Grants

FY15 Allocation Grants:

District/Approved Private Special Ed. Allocation Grants - SY/Summer - for '03-'19 students. students (grades 8 through the students originally in the class of 2003).

The FY15 application was due 3 weeks before the proposed program start date and (new this year) by 11/5/14 for All programs (both FC 632 and 625, school year and summer). Intents to Apply were not needed. FY15 eligible entities and amounts Download MS EXCEL Document are posted. Note that most amounts were substantially lowered from FY14 to FY15, and some to $0, due to reductions in available funding. *Note: This file was updated after the February 2015, M.G.L. c.29,s. 9C budget cuts, which resulted in the elimination of all allocation grant funds reserved as of that time for Fund Code 625 summer grants. Since that time, some grantees reduced Fund Code 632 school year grants to spend a portion of those funds during the summer (the deadline for that was April 3, 2015). See the 632/625 RFP and a June 2014 memorandum sent to eligible entities for more information.

FY15 Competitive Grants:

Work & Learning Programs - SY / Summer - for class of '03-'16 students
The FY15 application was due 7/10/14 for FC 596, and 1/16/15 for FC 597. See the 596/597 RFP for more information. *Note: Summer Fund Code 597 applications were received, but none were funded as a result of the February 2015, M.G.L. c.29,s. 9C budget cuts.
Academic Support: Partnerships for Pathways to Success - SY / Summer - for class of '03-'16 students.

The FY15 application was due 7/10/14 for both FC 594 and 624 (school year and summer, respectively). See the 594/624 RFP for more information.

This new funding opportunity consolidates the former 598/593 and 627/626 fund codes. The goal of this new competitive state funding opportunity is to leverage well designed partnerships between public institutions of higher education and One Stop Career Centers to provide targeted students with pathways to success. The primary targets of this initiative are post-12th grade students from the classes of 2003-2014 who need further assistance to pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) in order to complete the state required Competency Determination for high school graduation.
Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success (CPSS) - SY / Summer - for class of '17-'19 students.

The FY15 application was due 11/20/14. See the 619/592 RFP for more information. *Note: As a result of the February 2015, M.G.L. c.29,s. 9C budget cuts , most Fund Code 619 and 592 grants were reduced significantly, with only minimal funding available for the originally awarded grant proposals. The reduced funding is supporting some school year services, as well as the enhancement of some summer programs that are funded through other sources.

FY15 Targeted Funds through 7061-9404:

FC 632f:
Targeted Funds Grant to JFY NetWorks, a non-profit corporation -$200,000* for enhancing student performance and addressing achievement gaps through the use of instructional software, teacher training, and support, as directed by the FY15 state budget 7061-9404 line item.
*Note: Reduced to $88,000 in November, 2014 per M.G.L. c.29,s. 9C budget cuts.

FY15 Targeted Funds through 7061-9406:

FC 107:
As directed by the FY15 state budget 7061-9406 line item: $1,000,000** for a statewide college and career readiness program to be implemented by JFY NetWorks, a nonprofit corporation, to reduce the number of remedial developmental courses students are required to take at community colleges; provided, that JFY NetWorks shall (i) establish the JFYNet college and career readiness program to administer the Accuplacer Diagnostic and College Placement tests in high schools; (ii) provide individualized online instructional curricula to strengthen the skills measured by the tests; and (iii) administer final Accuplacer Placement tests to measure student progress and program outcomes; provided further, that passing scores shall be reported to community colleges ensuring student placement in credit-earning courses; provided further, that JFY NetWorks shall coordinate with the 15 community colleges to identify not more than 5 high schools per community college that shall send students to the program; and provided further, that the program shall not exceed 7,500 students statewide.
**Note: Reduced to $500,000 in November 2014, and further reduced to $360,339 in February 2015, per M.G.L. c.29,s. 9C budget cuts.


Last Updated: August 2, 2016
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