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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2017

Adult Basic Education Instructional Programs for Incarcerated Adults
Fund Code: 563/285

Purpose:The purpose of this grant program is to establish free access to highly effective adult basic education services for eligible undereducated and limited English proficient adults in correctional institutions.
Priorities:The priority is to support ABE educational programs in Massachusetts correctional institutions (i.e., state prisons and county houses of corrections) that:
  1. provide eligible adult participants with a continuum of high quality academic programs below the postsecondary level to prepare them for high school equivalency;

  2. provide eligible adult participants with educational counseling, advising and support services to support the achievement of their college and career readiness goals;

  3. provide a highly qualified staff who (a) are prepared to implement a program wide curriculum aligned with the level-specific standards of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education; (b) have mastery of the content they teach, (c) are prepared to employ effective teaching methods based on research and evidence based practice;

  4. provide high quality ABE programs of sufficient intensity and duration to be effective;

  5. serve adults most in need of literacy;

  6. integrate the ABE program with workforce development and other educational services;

  7. demonstrate a firm commitment to the continuous improvement of programs and staff; and,

  8. offer integrated education and training programs by leveraging other funds for the training component.

Eligibility: This is a 5-year continuation grant. All recipients awarded in the FY2013 Open and Competitive process are eligible to apply.
Funding:See Table 1 - Funding Allocations
Fund Use:Funds must be used for ABE instructional services for incarcerated adults.
Project Duration:Fund Code: 563      7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017
Fund Code: 285      9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017
Program Unit:Adult and Community Learning Services
Contact:Karen DeCoster
Phone Number:(781) 338-3815
Date Due:Fund Code: 563      Friday, June 3, 2016
Fund Code: 285      Friday, July 8, 2016
Proposals must be received at the Department no later than 3:00 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.)
 
Budget and Match Narratives (Narratives designed by applicants.)
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Part III — Required Program Information - (Submit hard copies only)
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Statement of Assurances
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Schedule B
Additional Information:
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Letter from ABE State Director
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Executive Summary
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Overview
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Submission of Proposals and related information
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SMARTT Manual - FY2017
Submission Instructions:Submit two (2) sets of the application each with the original signature in blue ink of the Superintendent/Executive Director/President/Sheriff.

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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