|Purpose: ||The purpose of the Adult Career Pathways grant program is to support eligible adult students' career-related goals, and strengthen their preparation for employment opportunities and/or occupationally specific education and training programs.|
||The priority is to support ABE/ESOL instruction that integrates the priority or priorities identified by the regional workforce systems to assist students in acquiring the academic skills and career information necessary to gain access to a career pathway.
The Department awards this funding through collaboration with its regional workforce partners. The funding priorities were determined in consultation with regional workforce partners and are specific to each region based on current labor market needs.
|Eligibility: ||This is a 3-year continuation grant. All recipients awarded in the FY2015 Open and Competitive process are eligible to apply.|
|Funding: ||See Table 1 - Funding Allocations|
|Fund Use: ||Funds must be used for ABE instructional services, including adult basic education/literacy, pre-adult secondary education, adult secondary education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), pre-literacy ESOL, and Adult/External Diploma classes that are designed in accordance with the Massachusetts Guidelines for Effective Adult Career Pathways , Program Self Evaluation and Monitoring Tool , and the ABE Rates System.|
|Project Duration: ||7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017|
|Program Unit: ||Adult and Community Learning Services|
|Contacts: ||Derek Kalchbrenner|
|Phone Number: ||(781) 338-3812|
|Date Due: ||Wednesday, June 15, 2016|
Proposals must be received at the Department no later than 3:00 p.m. on the date due.
||From each workforce partner the following information is needed
No administrative cost worksheet is required.
Part I General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Part II Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.)
Part III Required Program Information (submit hard copies only)
Statement of Assurances Fund Code: 541
Schedule B Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule
SMARTT Program Planning Requirements
Letter from ABE State Director
Submission of Proposals and related information
|Note to the Workforce Partner: ||Once the workforce partner has approved Adult Career Pathways budgets, copies of the following must be submitted to the Program Specialist:
- Contracts (MOAs) with local workforce development partner, and
- Responses to narrative Part III Required Program Information.
||Submit two (2) sets of the application each with the original signature in blue ink of the Executive Director of the workforce partner.
Adult and Community Learning Services
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street 3rd Floor
Malden, MA 02148-4906