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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2017

Continuation of Parent Engagement Program and a 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 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 section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008, under 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 section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008, under 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 and upon request of review by the Office of the Governor.

Randolph Public Schools - Fund Code 220-R for $300,000 from State Targeted Assistance funds - $250,000 for Continuation of a Parent Engagement Program and $50,000 for a Supplemental Science Program.
Funding: $300,000 is available through State Targeted Assistance fund:
  1. $250,000 for Continuation of a Parent Engagement Program
  2. $50,000 for 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, 2017.

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:Upon Approval - 6/30/17
Program Unit:Regional System of Support
Contact:Abigail T. Slayton, email address: aslayton@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number:(781) 338-3517
Date Due:Friday, November 18, 2016

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.
Additional Information:Please use attached budget workbook and Part III Required Program Information forms.
Submission Instructions: Email the application and scanned original signature of the Superintendent on the cover page of the electronic workbook to:

Abigail T. Slayton at aslayton@doe.mass.edu


Last Updated: October 17, 2016
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