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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2017

Adult Basic Education Distance Learning- Instructional Hub
Fund Code: 669

Purpose:The purpose of this grant program is to establish and support distance learning instructional hubs in order to increase access to, and the intensity of, educational services for eligible adult learners, and strengthen their technology skills in preparation for college and careers.
Priorities: The priority is to support programs that:
  1. provide online instruction supported by face-to-face services at the Community Adult Learning Center to implement a blended model of distance learning; and,

  2. collaborate with and provide guidance to ESE-funded Community Adult Learning Centers in the delivery of services.

Eligibility: This is a 3-year continuation grant. All recipients awarded in the FY2015-2017 Open and Competitive process are eligible to apply and have demonstrated a satisfactory performance.
Funding:See Table 1 - Funding Allocations.
Fund Use:Funds must be used for ABE services that are designed in accordance with the Guidelines for Effective Distance Learning in Adult Basic Education Programs.
Match:A minimum of 20 percent fully auditable matching contribution is required. The availability of existing computer hardware, telecommunications networks, video technology, and elements of a successful distance learning program through a matching contribution is preferred; however, these costs are also allowable as expenses to be charged to the grant. Applicants must itemize their matching contribution on Schedule B and include a match narrative.
Program Unit:Adult and Community Learning Services
Project Duration:9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017
Contact:Wyvonne Stevens-Carter     Wyvonne.stevens-carter@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number:(781) 338-3835
Date Due: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, including the amount requested).
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Part II — Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.)
 
Budget Narrative to be prepared by the applicant.
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Part III — Required Program Information (Submit hard copies only)
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Statement of Assurances - please note that two signatures are required
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Schedule B — Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule
 
Match Narrative to be prepared by the applicant (optional)
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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Guidelines for Effective Distance Learning in Adult Basic Education Programs
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Massachusetts Adult Basic Education and ESOL Distance Learning Programs: How to Assess Student Readiness for Distance Learning?
 
Distance Learning handbooks developed by the UMass Boston Center for Social Policy, June 2009:
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Handbook of Screening for Online ESOL Programs
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Handbook of Support for Online ESOL Programs
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Handbook of Screening for Online GED Programs
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Handbook of Support for Online GED Programs

Submission Instructions: Submit two (2) sets, each with an original signature in blue ink of the Superintendent/ Executive Director/President.

Mail to:

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



Last Updated: April 29, 2016
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