|Purpose: ||The purpose of this federal grant program is to provide continued funding for Local Education Agencies (LEA) to implement School Redesign Plans that are built on federally defined school intervention models at the state's persistently lowest-achieving schools.|
|Priorities: ||The priority is to continue funding LEAs and schools that show progress towards meeting goals and benchmarks established in the original grant proposal.|
|Eligibility: ||All LEAs with one or more schools that received SRG funding in FY15 are eligible to apply for continuation of funding for the second or third year of implementation in FY16. |
|Funding: ||Based on a combination of Massachusetts' federal FY12 and FY13 School Improvement Grant (SIG) allocations, LEAs awarded Year 1 or Year 2 SRG funding from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015 are eligible to apply for funds for Year 2 or Year 3, respectively, of the original three-year award. Award amounts that differ from the originally projected total must be accompanied by a compelling rationale and evidence and must align with the priorities and strategies outlined in the Renewal Application. A detailed FY2016 budget is required; Cohort V schools must also include non-binding estimates for FY2017. The original three-year award total cannot be increased.|
||Fund use must be consistent with applicable state and federal requirements. All expenditures must closely align with the implementation of the Redesign Plan and the selected intervention model. LEA-level expenditures, if applicable, must directly support the implementation of the selected intervention models at identified schools.
All expenditures will be closely reviewed as they relate to the priorities of this grant opportunity.
- Contract buyouts.
- Capital expenses.
- Purchase of technology, computer software or hardware, unless a compelling case can be made for how these materials are necessary to implement fully the proposed intervention.
||FY2016 School Redesign Grant Activities/Funding: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016.
FY2017 is contingent upon annual renewal of the grant.
|Program Unit: ||Office of District and School Turnaround|
|Contact: ||Amanda Trainor (781) 338-3551|
|Date Due: Full Grant Proposal ||Wednesday, May 13, 2015.|
A complete FY 16 Renewal Application Package must be received at the Department by 12:00 p.m. on the date due.
||A complete FY16 SRG Renewal Application package consists of two documents:
FY16 Renewal Application Template
FY16 SRG Budget Workbook for Year 2, or
FY16 SRG Budget Workbook for Year 3
FY16 SRG Renewal Application Directions
Final Federal Requirements for School Turnaround Grants (2015)
Updated Federal Guidance (2012)
Additional Federal LEA Guidance on Increased Learning Time (2012)
Additional Federal Guidance - Addendum to 2012 Guidance (2015)
||Mail or hand-deliver:|
Email FY16 SRG Application Template and Budget Workbook to SRG@doe.mass.edu.
These documents must arrive at the Department no later 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
All documents submitted electronically must be web accessible. For more information, visit: Preparing an MS OFFICE document for the Web.
|Other Key Information:
||ESE will host a SRG Renewal Process technical assistance session on Thursday, April 2, at 4:00pm via webinar to provide school and district teams with assistance in completing the renewal application. District leaders, school leaders, at least one school-level instructional leadership team member, and consultants involved in completing the renewal applications are strongly encouraged to participate in the technical assistance session. You may register for this webinar at the registration page School Redesign Grant FY16 Renewal Technical Assistance Webinar.
Renewal Applications will be subject to a review process by ESE according to the Scoring Rubric (Appendix A in the FY16 SRG Renewal Application Directions). ESE intends to announce SRG Renewal awards by June 5, 2015. Any questions regarding the SRG Renewal Application should be directed to Amanda Trainor at email@example.com or 781-338-3551.