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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2015

Primary Instruction by Volunteers
Fund Code: 287

Purpose:The purpose of this grant program is to provide access to highly effective adult basic education services to eligible adults who cannot or will not enroll in class based instructional services at a Community Adult Learning Center.
Priorities:The priority is to support programs that:
  1. provide one-on-one adult basic education instruction through the use of well-trained and well-supported volunteer tutors;

  2. for ABE instruction, are prepared to implement a program-wide curriculum aligned with the level-specific standards of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education; for ESOL instruction are prepared to implement a program-wide curriculum aligned with the standards and benchmarks in the Massachusetts Adult Basic Education Curriculum Framework for ESOL, and also incorporate the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education where applicable and supportive of English Language Learners' next steps for college or careers; and

  3. provide services that are effective in assisting adults to develop the college and career readiness skills needed to successfully transition to higher education and stable jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage.

EligibilityEligible applicants are Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts and English at Large.
Funding:See Table 1 - Funding Allocations
Fund Use:Funds may be used for ABE instructional services, delivered by well-trained volunteers. Computer literacy (basic skills and abilities that support the use of computers) may be offered as a supplemental instructional component.
Project Duration:7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015
Program Unit:Adult and Community Learning Services
Contact:Anne Holbrook aholbrook@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number:781-338-3830
Date Due:Friday, June 6, 2014
Proposals must be received at the Department no later than 3:00 p.m. on the date due.
Required Forms:
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Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
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Part II - Project Expenditures Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.)
 
Budget and Match Narratives (Narratives designed by applicants.)
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Part III - Required Program Information (submit hard copies only)
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Statement of Assurances
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Schedule B - Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule
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SMARTT Program Planning Requirements
Additional Information:
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Letter from Acting ABE State Director
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Executive Summary
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Overview
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Submission of Proposals and related information
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SMARTT Manual - FY2015
Submission Instructions:

Submit two (2) sets of the application each with the original signature in blue ink of the Superintendent/Executive Director/President.

Mail to:

Lorraine Domigan
Office Manager
Adult and Community Learning Services
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street 3rdFloor
Malden, MA 02148-4906



Last Updated: May 8, 2014
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