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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2017

Fund Code: 320
Supplementary Support to School Districts with High Concentrations of At-Risk Students: MassGrad Promising Practices Grant

Funds Allocated:$680,000 (Federal)
Funds Requested:$1,019,000
Purpose: The purpose of this federally-funded competitive grant opportunity is to provide supplementary support to school districts with high concentrations of students at-risk for not graduating from high school. These students may have risk factors such as: expectant or parenting teen, having drug or alcohol addiction, previous contact with the courts or juvenile justice system, being at least one year behind expected grade level for the age of the individual, having limited English proficiency; being a gang member, being a former dropout, and/or having high absenteeism or chronic truancy. The priority of this grant is to provide at-risk students in grades 9-12 research-based supports that reduce the number of students dropping out of school.
Number of Proposals Received:29
Number of Proposals Recommended:19
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:10
Result of Funding: This competitive grant will support 19 districts implementing 1-3 research-based strategies to improve the dropout rate of identified schools.


RecipientsAmounts
Attleboro Public Schools$40,000
Boston Adult Technical Academy 40,000
Boston Day and Evening Academy 40,000
Brockton Public Schools 40,000
Charlestown High School 40,000
Chicopee Public Schools 40,000
Fall River Public Schools40,000
Gardner Public Schools 20,000
Greenfield Public Schools20,000
Hull Public Schools20,000
Lowell Public Schools40,000
New Bedford Public Schools40,000
Pittsfield Public Schools40,000
Somerville Public Schools40,000
Southbridge Public Schools40,000
Springfield Public Schools40,000
Ware Public Schools20,000
Wareham Public Schools40,000
Westfield Public Schools40,000
Total$680,000


Last Updated: November 23, 2016
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