Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2018
Perkins Secondary Allocation Grant 2017-2018
Fund Code: 400
||The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is to strengthen the Commonwealth's public education system so that every student is prepared to succeed in postsecondary education, compete in the global economy, and understand the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, and in so doing, to close all proficiency gaps.
The five key priorities that ESE has identified for increasing student performance statewide include: preparing students for college and career; strengthening curriculum and instruction; strengthening educator effectiveness; supporting data use to improve policy decisions and student achievement; and turning around our lowest performing schools. The Perkins grant program is intended to support all five (where applicable) by continuously improving career/vocational technical education in Massachusetts.
Applicants for this grant opportunity should be deliberate and intentional in the use of grant funds to support ESE's standards and priorities. In particular, the Perkins grant program may support implementation of the following standards: Curriculum and Instruction, Assessment, Professional Development, and Student Support.
The purpose of this federal grant is to assist school districts in improving secondary-level programs that meet the definition of career and technical education as contained in the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 P.L.109-270 (Perkins IV).
|Priorities: ||The priority is to close the achievement gap for special populations on the Perkins IV core indicators of performance as set forth in Perkins IV.|
||Information on eligibility is contained in the Massachusetts Perkins IV Manual. If applicable, the following requests should be made in writing by July 15, 2016 to the Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906 to request to submit a local plan and grant application for the first time under Perkins IV
request for a waiver of the minimum dollar amount;
request to form or join a consortium; and
request to transfer allocation.
|Funding Type: ||Federal Funding CFDA 84.048|
||Districts will receive notice from the Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education of their secondary allocations when the amounts are calculated. Perkins IV is the funding source.|
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: ||Perkins IV allocation funds must be used in accordance with Perkins IV and the Massachusetts Perkins IV Manual. Funds shall supplement and shall not supplant non-Federal funds.|
|Project Duration: ||9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018|
|Program Unit: ||Office for College, Career and Technical Education|
|Contact: ||Margie Roberts|
|Phone Number: ||(781) 338-3951|
|Date Due: ||Wednesday, August 30, 2017|
A rolling submission period has been established for submission of the Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants. In order to be reasonably assured that funds will be available by the beginning of the college/school year, the Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants should be submitted by Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Please be advised that an internal deadline of December 1, 2017 has been established for submission and Department approval of all Perkins grant materials under this Request for Proposals. Any extensions past this deadline must be requested and approved by the Associate Commissioner of the Office for College, Career and Technical Education.
Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Part II - 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.)
Part III - Required Program Information-Notes Table
Budget Detail Description of Line Item Information
Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR)
Grants for Schools: Getting Them and Using Them, A Procedural Manual
Massachusetts Perkins IV Manual and Perkins Act
Standard Contract Forms and Applications for Program Grants submitted or approved after September 1, 2017 can legally claim expenses to the grant only from the date of final Department approval. Therefore, it is important to have school district staff that can be reached during July and August to respond to questions, as needed.
||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 400 Perkins 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 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 click here.
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