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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2018

Primary Instruction by Volunteers
Fund Code: 287

Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to provide access to highly effective adult basic education services to eligible adults who cannot or will not enroll in class based instructional services at a Community Adult Learning Center.
Priorities:The priority is to support programs that:
  1. provide one-on-one adult basic education instruction through the use of well-trained and well-supported volunteer tutors;

  2. for ABE instruction, are prepared to implement a program-wide curriculum aligned with the level-specific standards of the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education; for ESOL instruction are prepared to implement a program-wide curriculum aligned with the standards and benchmarks in the Massachusetts Adult Basic Education Curriculum Framework for ESOL, and also incorporate the College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education where applicable and supportive of English Language Learners' next steps for college or careers; and

  3. provide services that are effective in assisting adults to develop the college and career readiness skills needed to successfully transition to higher education and stable jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage.

Eligibility: FY 18 is the final continuation year grant. All recipients awarded in the FY2013 Open and Competitive process are eligible to apply.

Fund Type: State

Funding: See Table 1 - Funding Allocations

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: Funds may be used for ABE instructional services, delivered by well-trained volunteers. Computer literacy (basic skills and abilities that support the use of computers) may be offered as a supplemental instructional component.

Project Duration: 7/1/2017 to 6/30/2018
Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services
Contact: Dana Varzan-Parker
Phone Number: (781) 338-3811
Date Due: Applications for both federally and state-funded projects are due by Friday, June 16, 2017 at 3:00PM

Required Forms: These required forms must be submitted online through EdGrants.

For instructions, see Grid A on Submissions page.

Download Word Document
Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)

Download Excel Document
FY18 New Budget Template (This is a budget template for the applicant to utilize while working through their final budget request in order to prepare for entering it into EdGrants. Please feel free to use this template when preparing for Application Submission. This Is Not the Budget. The actual final budget the applicant is requesting will be entered directly into EdGrants as part of the application submission process.)

 
Budget and Match Narratives (Narratives designed by applicants.)
See sample budget narrative Download Excel Document. Providers must submit budget and match narratives that detail proposed expenditures, including hourly rates and weekly personnel time commitments of proposed activities for the grant.

Download Word Document
Part III - Required Program Information
Download Word Document
Statement of Assurances
Download Excel Document
Schedule B - Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule


Additional Information:
Download Word Document
Letter from ABE State Director
Download Word Document
Executive Summary
Download Word Document
Submission of Proposals and related information
View External Link
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education

  
The ACLS SMARTT program planning requirements and instructions can be found on the ACLS website. For assistance with completing the required SMARTT screens for FY 18 or for any assistance with SMARTT or Cognos technical assistance, go to SMARTThelp. On that page, near the upper right corner, click "Submit a Request" or search the help files there.

For a complete listing of SMARTT resources and trainings offered by the System for Adult Basic Education Support (SABES) PD Center. For Using SMARTT and Cognos, visit SABES: SMARTT and Cognos.

Submission Instructions: Grantees must use the online grants information system; Paper submissions will no longer be accepted.

Submit all required grant materials through the EdGrants website.

In EdGrants, applicants are required to create and name the project. Please use the following naming convention for your "Applicant Project Name" in EdGrants:

FY18 287 Primary Instruction by Volunteers (Applicant Name)
      (no acronyms, please)

All required forms should be uploaded in the Attachments List formlet of the Application Submission. This includes a signed / scanned PDF of Part I / Coversheet with CEO/Superintendent/Executive Director signature.

For detailed instructions, please see review the EdGrants Front Office User Guide: How to Apply.

Please note: The program must determine who to add as users of EdGrants in order to submit grant application as well as for payment request information. Please review the EdGrants: User Security Controls to make informed decisions regarding assigning your EdGrants level users.



Last Updated: May 17, 2017
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