|Purpose:||The purpose of this grant program is to provide students enrolled in Community Adult Learning Centers with effective supplementary instruction provided by well-trained volunteers.|
|Priorities:||Priorities are to:
- strengthen the ability of Community Adult Learning Centers to serve the students most in need of literacy; and
- support programs and/or collaborations that provide a comprehensive volunteer tutoring component that includes orientation, screening, training, and ongoing support for volunteers.
|Eligibility||Eligible applicants are currently funded Community Adult Learning Centers with Volunteer Tutoring Components.|
|Funding:||See Table 1- Included in Funding Allocations.|
Community Adult Learning Centers must use funds to support a minimum of a .25 FTE or a .5 FTE Volunteer Coordinator. The .25 FTE Volunteer Coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 20 tutor matches with a minimum of 12 tutors. The .50 FTE Volunteer Coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 35 volunteer tutor matches with a minimum of 24 tutors.
Applicants proposing a volunteer tutoring component in collaboration with one or more additional ESE funded programs, must use funds to support a .75 or 1 FTE Volunteer Coordinator. The .75 FTE Volunteer Coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 50 tutor matches with a minimum of 36 tutors. Applicants proposing a 1 FTE Coordinator serving more than one ESE funded program will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 65 tutor matches with a minimum of 48 tutors.
The required minimum level of active volunteers and tutor student matches must be consistently maintained at all times.
|Project Duration:||Fund Code: 345 7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015|
Fund Code: 340 9/1/2014 - 8/31/2015
|Program Unit:||Adult and Community Learning Services|
|Dates Due:||Fund Code: 345 Friday, June 6, 2014|
Fund Code: 340 Thursday, July 31, 2014
Proposals must be received at the Department no later than 3:00 p.m. on the date due.
Part III - Required Program Information - (Submit hard copies only.)
|Submission Instructions:||Submit the Supplemental Funding application with the Community Adult Learning Center application package.|
Submit two (2) sets of the application each with the original signature in blue ink of the Superintendent/Executive Director/President.
Adult and Community Learning Services
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street 3rdFloor
Malden, MA 02148-4906