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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2017

HSE Test Center Grant
Fund Code: 850

Purpose: The purpose of this state-funded grant program is to assist in the day-to-day operation of High School Equivalency Test Centers (HSE) including, but not limited to, the cost for test administration, special needs, and technology upgrades.
Priorities: The priorities for use of these funds must be in the areas of test center materials, technology, and staffing, including special needs.
Eligibility: Only approved HSE Test Centers are eligible to apply.
Funding: Up to $150,000 is available. The grant available for each test center is based upon the size and activity of the test center.
Fund Use: Funds must be used in any or all of the following areas if needed.
  1. Non-Instructional Materials — testing materials and office supplies/equipment.
  2. Staffing — for both Regular and Special Accommodation needs — non salaried staff only (Consultants with hourly rate).
Project Duration: Upon Approval - 6/30/2017
Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services — HSE Office
Contacts: Tom Mechem tmechem@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-6621
Date Due: Friday November 30, 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)
Download Excel Document
Part II — Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.)
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Part III — Required Program Information
Additional Information:
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Attachment 1: HSE Test Centers and Amounts
Submission Instructions: Submit two (2) sets, each with the original signature (in blue ink) of the College President/Superintendent/Executive Director/Authorized Signatory. (No faxes will be accepted.)

Mail to:

Ruth E. Derfler
Director, HSE Testing/HSE State Administrator
HSE Office
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906



Last Updated: October 19, 2016
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