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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2018

Community Adult Learning Center
Supplemental Funding - Volunteer Tutoring Component
Fund Code: 340/345

Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to provide students enrolled in Community Adult Learning Centers with effective supplementary instruction provided by well-trained volunteers.
Priorities: Priorities are to:
  1. strengthen the ability of Community Adult Learning Centers to serve the students most in need of literacy; and

  2. support programs and/or collaborations that provide a comprehensive volunteer tutoring component that includes orientation, screening, training, and ongoing support for volunteers.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants are currently funded Community Adult Learning Centers with Volunteer Tutoring Components.
Funding: See Table 1 - Included in Funding Allocations.
Fund Use: Community Adult Learning Centers must use funds to support a minimum of a .25 FTE or a .5 FTE Volunteer Coordinator. The .25 FTE Volunteer Coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 20 tutor matches with a minimum of 12 tutors. The .50 FTE Volunteer Coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 35 volunteer tutor matches with a minimum of 24 tutors.

Applicants proposing a volunteer tutoring component in collaboration with one or more additional ESE funded programs, must use funds to support a .75 or 1 FTE Volunteer Coordinator. The .75 FTE Volunteer Coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 50 tutor matches with a minimum of 36 tutors. Applicants proposing a 1 FTE Coordinator serving more than one ESE funded program will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 65 tutor matches with a minimum of 48 tutors.

The required minimum level of active volunteers and tutor student matches must be maintained at all times.

Project Duration: Fund Code: 345      7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018
Fund Code: 340      9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018
Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services
Contact: Olivia Steele
Phone Number: (781) 338-3858
Date Due: Applications for both federally and state-funded projects are due by Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 3:00PM.

Required Information: For instructions, see Grid A on Submissions page.

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Part III - Required Program Information (submit hard copies only)


Additional Information:
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Policies for Effective Adult Basic Education
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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 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.

See the page entitled, Submissions of Proposals, for how to 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 (Insert fund code and full legal name of program) (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.



Last Updated: May 4, 2017
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