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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2017

Special Education Services for Parentally Placed Students in Private Schools
Fund Code: 230

Purpose: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is pleased to announce a new grant program in partnership with private schools in the Commonwealth. The purpose of this grant is for districts, private schools and families to consider creative ways to provide special education or related services to parentally-placed private school students who are eligible for special education on the grounds of the private school.

Priorities: The priority of this grant is to:
  1. Ensure that parentally-placed eligible students receive the special education or related services needed.
  2. To develop a coalition of district(s), private schools and families that will work together to devise effective approaches to (a).
  3. The coalition will create an agreed-upon plan of how eligible students can receive special education or related services on the grounds of the private school.
  4. All in the coalition must agree to participate in the planned coalition activities.
Eligibility: School districts that are able to develop a coalition plan to provide special education or related services on the grounds of the private school environments by the fall 2016 will be eligible to apply for this grant.

Key Requirements: A written plan for partnership and services, ready for implementation for the school year 2016-2017.

Submit one budget for School Year 2016-2017

Please give a specific and detailed answer to each question

  1. Explain the process used at the coalition meetings to determine what service(s) will be provided.

  2. What will the procedure be to obtain written parent consent? Please include any specific consent form that will be used.

  3. What is the schedule of the coalition meetings, time and location?

  4. How will you measure the success of this grant?

At the conclusion of each year, June 30, each district is required to provide ESE Special Education Planning and Policy with enrollment and evaluation information on the service(s) provided, frequency and the student progress. It is expected no later than four (4) weeks after the conclusion of school or June 30, 2017. Reports shall also include recommendations about any changes.

Funding: $50,000 total. May be made available to up to two districts as $25,000 grants or one $50,000 grant applied for on behalf of a collaboration of multiple districts.

Fund Use: The fund use of this grant is for districts, private schools and families to develop a plan to provide special education or related services to parentally-placed private school students who are eligible for special education on the grounds of the private school.

Allowable:
  • A percentage of service providers' salary based on hours spent
  • Travel from district to the private school and/or coalition meetings
  • Behavioral reinforcements for students to participate in special education or related service
Project Duration: Upon Approval - 6/30/17 and may be available in 2017-18 depending on outcomes

Program Unit: Special Education Planning and Policy Development

Contacts: Julie Sinclair jsinclair@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-3374

Date Due: Grants will be accepted no later than September 30, 2016, earlier submissions are welcome.

Required Forms:
Download PDF Document Download Word Document
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Download Excel Document
Part II — Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.)
Download PDF Document Download Word Document
Part III — Required Program Information

Required Submission:Proposals will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Proposals will be awarded funding if all requirements are met and until all available funds are awarded. Please note: should requests exceed available funding, the Department may limit the number of sites awarded per grantee.

Mail to: Grace Willis
Special Education Planning and Policy Development
Mail to: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906


Last Updated: August 25, 2016
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