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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2017

Community Adult Learning Center Supplemental Funding - Volunteer Tutoring Component
Fund Code: 340/345

Purpose:The purpose of this grant program is to provide students enrolled in Community Adult Learning Centers with effective supplementary instruction provided by well-trained volunteers.
Priorities: Priorities are to:
  1. strengthen the ability of Community Adult Learning Centers to serve the students most in need of literacy; and

  2. support programs and/or collaborations that provide a comprehensive volunteer tutoring component that includes orientation, screening, training, and ongoing support for volunteers.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are currently funded Community Adult Learning Centers with Volunteer Tutoring Components.
Funding:See Table 1 - Included in Funding Allocations
Fund Use: Community Adult Learning Centers must use funds to support a minimum of a .25 FTE or a .5 FTE Volunteer Coordinator. The .25 FTE Volunteer Coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 20 tutor matches with a minimum of 12 tutors. The .50 FTE Volunteer Coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 35 volunteer tutor matches with a minimum of 24 tutors.

Applicants proposing a volunteer tutoring component in collaboration with one or more additional ESE funded programs, must use funds to support a .75 or 1 FTE Volunteer Coordinator. The .75 FTE Volunteer Coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 50 tutor matches with a minimum of 36 tutors. Applicants proposing a 1 FTE Coordinator serving more than one ESE funded program will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 65 tutor matches with a minimum of 48 tutors.

The required minimum level of active volunteers and tutor student matches must be maintained at all times.
Project Duration:Fund Code: 345      7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017
Fund Code: 340      9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017
Program Unit:Adult and Community Learning Services
Contact:Olivia Steele     osteele@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number:(781) 338-3858
Date Due:Fund Code: 345 Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Fund Code: 340 Friday, July 8, 2016

Proposals must be received at the Department no later than 3:00 p.m. on the date due.

Required Forms:
Download PDF Document  Download Word Document
Part III - Required Program Information (submit hard copies only)
Additional Information:
Download Word Document
SMARTT Manual - FY2017
Submission Instructions:Submit the Supplemental Funding application with the Community Adult Learning Center application package.
Submission Instructions:Submit two (2) sets of the application each with the original signature in blue ink of the Superintendent/Executive Director/President.

Mail to:

Lorraine Domigan
Office Manager
Adult and Community Learning Services
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street 3rd Floor
Malden, MA 02148-4906



Last Updated: April 28, 2016
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