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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2016

Perkins-Instructional Equipment
Fund Code: 409

Purpose: The purpose of this federal competitive grant is to provide funds to purchase new up-to-date instructional equipment to support Career Technical Education programs under the Carl D. Perkins Act at the secondary level.
Priorities: The priorities are to facilitate teaching and learning using new up-to-date instructional equipment designed to strengthen and support academic and technical skill achievement at the secondary level.
Eligibility:
  1. School districts with high enrollment* or a high percentage* of students in career technical education programs and current Perkins Act Local Plans are eligible to apply.
    * High enrollment is defined as enrollment of 500 or more students in secondary-level career technical education programs on the October 1, 2014 SIMS. High percentage is defined as having at least 30% of the total secondary student enrollment in secondary-level career technical education programs on the October 1, 2014 SIMS. A list of eligible districts is attached.

  2. Priority will be given to applicants who were not funded under the previous funding cycle of this grant (FY 2014).

Funding: Eligible school districts may apply for a maximum of $60,000 for new instructional equipment. The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act, P.L.109-270 is the funding source. It is anticipated that total amount available will be $690,770.
Fund Use: Grant funds must be used to purchase new up-to-date instructional equipment to support Career Technical Education Programs under the Carl D. Perkins Act at the secondary level. Requests for repairs or parts will not be considered. Grant Equipment is defined as tangible non-expendable personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more per unit.
Project Duration: July 1, 2015 - 8/31/2015 All funds must be obligated by the district by 8/31/2015.
Program Unit: Career/Vocational Technical Education
Contact: John L.G. Bynoe, III   JBynoe@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-6300
Date Due: Friday, May 15, 2015
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 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 - Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.)
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Part III - Required Program Information
Additional Information:
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List of eligible districts
Submission Instructions: Submit four (4) sets, each with an original signature of the Superintendent/Executive Director. Mail to:

Margie Roberts
Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906


Last Updated: April 8, 2015
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