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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2016

Continuation of Parent Engagement Program and Implementation of Supplemental Science Program
Fund Code: 220-R

Purpose: The purpose of this non-competitive grant program is to fund specific strategic initiatives that will improve the state's lowest achieving schools and districts, and support their continuous cycle of improvement.

This grant program is aligned with the state's overarching goal:
  • To prepare all students for success after high school
Eligible schools and districts will be able to apply throughout the year as needs emerge and funds become available. Applications are only accepted from schools and districts that have demonstrated financial need through multiple criteria determined by the Department, including ongoing communication and interaction with the Department relative to school and district accountability status and ongoing data analysis.

The grant is available to fund activities relative to continuation of the parent engagement program and implementation of a supplemental science program in Randolph Public Schools.

Priorities:This grant is available only to schools and districts that have been identified under the state's legislative mandate pursuant to Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2015, line item 7061-9408.

Eligibility: This grant is available only to schools and districts that have been identified under the state's legislative mandate pursuant to Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2015, line item 7061-9408. The Department will list on this grant posting, on a rolling basis, schools and or districts and their designated grant allocations. Grants will only be approved after programmatic and budgetary reviews by Department staff (as noted above).
  • Randolph Public Schools - ,Fund Code 220-R for $310,000 from State Targeted Assistance funds - $250,000 for Continuation of a Parent Engagement Program and $60,000 for Implementation of a Supplemental Science Program
Funding: $310,000 is available through State Targeted Assistance fund:
  1. $250,000 for Continuation of a Parent Engagement Program
  2. $60,000 for Implementation of a Supplemental Science Program
Fund Use: Fund use must be consistent with the priorities described above and requirements associated with the following funding sources:

State Targeted Assistance Funds may be used to support priority strategic professional development and assistance initiatives designed to raise performance in eligible districts and any of their schools. State Targeted Assistance funds may be used through June 30, 2016.

All expenditures will be closely reviewed as they relate to the priorities of this grant opportunity.

Funds may not be used to provide refreshments.

Project Duration:7/1/2015 - 6/30/16
Program Unit:Regional System of Support
Contact:Abigail T. Slayton     aslayton@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number:(781) 338-3517
Date Due:Friday, September 11, 2015

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.

Required Forms:
Download Excel Document
Part I and II - Electronic Budget Workbook for fund code 220-R (includes the Standard Contract and Application for Program Grants and Budget Detail Pages).
Download PDF Document  Download Word Document
Part III - Required Program Information: Applicants will use this form to describe how the grant funds will be used, their rationale for using funds this way, and how the applicant will monitor progress and impact of their goals and activities.
Submission Instructions: Submit two (2) sets, each with an original signature of the Superintendent.

Mail to:

Abigail T. Slayton
Regional System of Support
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906



Last Updated: August 26, 2015
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