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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2018

Adult Basic Education English Literacy and Civics Education
Fund Code: 359

Purpose: Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) Grants are continuation grants designed for partnerships among Adult Basic Education (ABE) providers, Chapter 74 Career /Vocational Technical Education programs, postsecondary education or training providers, and/or employers. The goal is to develop model programs that integrate ESOL services concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation activities, civics education activities, and workforce training for occupations in high-demand industries that allow students to attain economic self-sufficiency.
Priorities: ESOL programs that integrate English Literacy and Civics into ESOL and offer the IELCE pilot component that meets the following priorities:
  • Service delivery that accelerates students' educational and training outcomes through curricula and instruction that is both concurrent and contextualized;
  • ABE partnership development with a Chapter 74 Career/Vocational Technical Education program and/or postsecondary education and/or training provider to develop and deliver IELCE curriculum and delivery models based on identified employer needs;
  • Leveraging existing workforce development and/or private funding to support the occupational training component of the IELCE program;
  • Student attainment of one or more industry-recognized credentials;
  • Targeted career development in advanced manufacturing, health care, or STEM (other industries can be proposed and will be considered based on availability of funds);
  • Partnerships with one or more employers to support program development and evaluation;
  • Solicit employer input into the curriculum and program design to ensure the training prepares students to obtain employment in high demand industries;
  • Collaboration with regional workforce partners and One-Stop Career Centers to help address challenges and connect participants to employment opportunities.
Eligibility: This is a continuation grant. Thirteen (13) eligible recipients are those programs that offer IELCE pilot programs that integrate ESOL instruction concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation activities and workforce training.

Funding Type: Federal CFDA: 84.002

Funding: The following 13 IELCE partnerships are eligible to apply for the pilot grant. For the total of your 359 grant amounts refer to Table 1. Note: Selected programs will be funded for ESOL under 359 in addition to the pilots. The total amount available is $589,371.
  1. Asian American Civic Association ($51,660)
  2. Boston Public Schools (CNA) ($23,301)
  3. Boston Public Schools (Culinary) ($39,308)
  4. Brockton Public Schools ($44,473)
  5. Cambridge Community Learning Center and Academy for Health Care Training ($64,000)
  6. Cambridge Community Learning Center and Academy for Health Care Training ($64,428)
  7. Center for New Americans and Smith Vocational Technical High School ($71,923)
  8. Holyoke Community College and Robert L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy (Culinary) ($65,000)
  9. Holyoke Community College and Holyoke Works ($80,000)
  10. Mount Wachusett Community College and All Inclusive Red Cross ($79,669)
  11. Northern Essex Community College ($70,095)
  12. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and Coastal Career Academy ($80,000)
  13. Worcester Public Schools ($51,602)
Fund Use: Funds for IELCE must be used to support programs that integrate civics education in ESOL and literacy activities and offer a pilot program that integrates ESOL concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation activities, civics education activities, and workforce training.
Project Duration: 9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018
Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)
Contact: Derek Kalchbrenner
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.)

Download Word Document
Part III - Required Program Information

 
Budget Narrative (designed by applicant)
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 for proposed activities for the grant.

 
Match Narrative (designed by applicant)
Download Excel Document
Schedule B - Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule
Download Word Document
FY 2018 Statement of Assurances for IELCE


Additional Information:
Download Word Document
Letter from ABE State Director
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Executive Summary
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Submission of Proposals and related information
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I-BEST: Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training
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How I-BEST Works: Findings from a Field Study of Washington State's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program
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Career Pathways Toolkit: A Guide for System Development
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Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity
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A Resource Guide for Engaging Employers, Jobs for the Future
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College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education
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ACLS Integrated Education and Training/Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education webpage

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 359 Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (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 19, 2017
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