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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2018

Curriculum and Assessment Partnership
Fund Code: 219

Purpose: The purpose of this non-competitive grant program is to fund specific strategic initiatives that will improve the state's lowest achieving schools and districts, and support their continuous cycle of improvement.

This grant program is aligned with the state's overarching goal:
  • To prepare all students for success after high school
These grant funds will contribute to that goal by supporting the following state strategy:
  • Turning around the lowest performing districts and schools
The grant is available to fund activities relative to coordinating curriculum and assessment needs across the Five District Partnership of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Revere, and Winthrop Public Schools.

Grant applicants must: 1) describe the accomplishments of the Five District Partnership and its progress toward meeting its goals, including the role of the Executive Administrator position in these efforts; and 2) describe the goals, activities, and expected outcomes planned for FY 2018, including identification and description of early evidence of change, intermediate benchmarks and long-term evidence of success to monitor progress toward the grant program goals; how the Partnership and the Executive Administrator position will be monitored; as well as how the project will: a) align with one or more of the Massachusetts District Standards & Indicators, b) share promising practices beyond the participating districts; c) document accomplishments; and d) plan for sustainability of the partnership and its work.

Priorities: Priority will be given to specific Level 4 and/or Level 3 schools and districts that have been identified under the state's Framework for Accountability and Assistance.
Eligibility: This grant is available to Level 3 and 4 schools and districts only. The Department will list on this grant posting, on a rolling basis, schools and or districts and their designated grant allocations. Grants will only be approved after programmatic and budgetary reviews by Department staff as noted above and upon request of review by the Office of the Governor.
  • Chelsea Public Schools - Fund Code 219 for $40,000 from State Targeted Assistance funds.
Funding Type: State

Funding: $40,000 is available through State Targeted Assistance funds.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding is to become available it will be distributed under the same guideline as listed in the initial RFP document.

Fund Use: Fund use must be consistent with the priorities described above and requirements associated with the following funding sources:

State Targeted Assistance Funds may be used to support priority strategic professional development and assistance initiatives designed to raise performance in eligible districts and any of their schools. State Targeted Assistance funds may be used through June 30, 2018.

All expenditures will be closely reviewed as they relate to the priorities of this grant opportunity.

Funds may not be used to provide refreshments.

Project Duration: Upon Approval - 6/30/18
Program Unit: Regional System of Support
Contacts: Abigail T. Slayton
Phone Number:(781) 338-3517
Date Due: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:00 PM ET

Required Forms:
Download Word Document
Part I Standard Contract and Application for Program Grants
Download Word Document
Part III - Required Program Information: Applicants will use this form to describe how the grant funds will be used, their rationale for using funds this way, and how the applicant will monitor progress and impact of their goals and activities.
Additional Information:
Download Word Document
Appendix A: ESE Standards for Professional Development
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Appendix B: Massachusetts District Standards and Indicators
Submission Instructions: Submit all required grant materials through EdGrants

In EdGrants, districts are required to create and name the project. Please use the following naming convention for your "Applicant Project Name" in EdGrants:
FY18 219 Curriculum and Assessment Partnership Applicant Name

All required forms should be uploaded / attached in the Attachments List formlet of the Application Submission. This includes a signed / scanned PDF of Part I / Coversheet with Superintendent's signature as well as Affirmation of Consultation form(s) and Schedule A form, if applicable to your district. The final budget the applicant is requesting will be entered directly into EdGrants as part of the application submission process.

For Guidance Documents regarding EdGrants, visit EdGrants: User Guides and Information.

Please note: It is up to the district to determine who they want to add as EdGrants Front Office users in order to submit grant application as well as payment request information. Please review the EdGrants: User Security Controls to make informed decisions regarding assigning your district level users.



Last Updated: July 13, 2017
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