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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2017

Perkins IV Correctional Institutions
Fund Code: 452

Purpose: The purpose of this federal competitive grant is to assist correctional agencies in improving career and technical education programs that meet the general definition of career and technical education contained in the federal Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 P.L.109-270 (Perkins IV).
Priorities: The priority is to improve career and technical education programs by providing professional development for teachers in the programs.
Eligibility: State and county correctional agencies, including the Department of Youth Services, are eligible to respond to this Request for Proposals.
Funding: Each correctional agency may apply for one grant of up to $15,000 per correctional facility to improve one or more career and technical education program(s) within the facility. The total amount available statewide is $177,664. The distinction between the term agency and facility is contained in Part III - Required Program Information. Perkins IV is the funding source.
Fund Use: Funds must be requested for professional development. Funds may be requested for activities, services, and non-consumable instructional supplies that will improve career and technical education programs. Funds shall not be requested to support teacher salaries and benefits. Funds shall not be requested to supplant state or local funds. Perkins funds cannot be used for remedial education. Fund use must not conflict with Perkins IV and the Massachusetts Perkins IV Manual.
Project Duration: Award of grant - 8/31/2017
Program Unit: Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education
Contact: Gary Gomes ggomes@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-3851
Date Due: Friday, June 24, 2016

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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Budget Narrative/Proposal Template

Proposals will be rated based on the extent to which to which program(s) meets the definition of career and technical education, the professional development activities, the extent to which funds can improve programs, that programs are of sufficient size, scope, and quality, and that funds sought are reasonable, supplementing, not supplanting, existing resources. Bidders who submit proposals for multiple sites must submit each site proposal in a separate envelope.

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Standard Contract Forms and Applications for Program Grants submitted or approved can legally claim expenses to the grant only from the date of final Department approval.

Submission Instructions: Submit 5 sets, each with an original signature of the Signatory Agent/ Executive Director. Bidders who submit proposals for multiple sites must submit each site proposal in a separate envelope.

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: May 13, 2016
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