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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2018

Perkins Leadership Academy Grant 2017 - 2018
Fund Code: 411

Purpose: The purpose of this federally funded competitive Perkins Leadership Academy Grant is to support the mission of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) to prepare all students for success after high school.

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 P.L. 109-270 (Perkins IV) requires comprehensive professional development programs for educators in career/vocational technical education in Massachusetts. The Department seeks to fund the Perkins Leadership Academy Grant 2017-2018. The Perkins Leadership Academy Grant will be a partnership comprised of school districts with Chapter 74 state-approved vocational technical education programs. The Perkins Leadership Academy Grant will contribute to the goal of preparing students for success after high school by providing funds that will support the closing of proficiency gaps for students and the continuous improvement of career/vocational technical education in Massachusetts.

The Department seeks to provide funds to support two statewide distinct Perkins Leadership Academies:
  • Perkins Leadership Academy One 2017-2018
  • Perkins Leadership Academy Two 2017-2018
Perkins Leadership Academy Grant 2017-2018 will provide high-quality, intensive, and focused professional development for aspiring leaders in career/vocational technical education in order to:
  • Enhance career/vocational technical education for students, including those in special populations;
  • Create a network of educators in career/vocational technical education in order to share resources and provide mentoring and support within the network throughout their careers;
  • Prepare participants for Massachusetts vocational technical administrator licensure and leadership positions in career/vocational technical education.
Priorities: Priority will be given to applicants that facilitate a vocational technical administrative internship that provides for Chapter 74 vocational technical administrative licensure as follows:
Perkins Leadership Academy One 2017-2018 (411-A)
  • Vocational Technical Principal/Vocational Technical Assistant Principal;
    A 500 hour Internship under the supervision of an appropriately licensed and qualified trained mentor.

  • Vocational Technical Supervisor/Director
    A 300 hour Internship under the supervision of an appropriately licensed and qualified trained mentor.

  • Vocational Technical Cooperative Education Coordinator
    A 300 hour Internship under the supervision of an appropriately licensed and qualified trained mentor.

Perkins Leadership Academy Two 2017-2018 (411-C)
  • Vocational Technical Principal/Vocational Technical Assistant Principal;
    A 500 hour Internship under the supervision of an appropriately licensed and qualified trained mentor.

  • Vocational Technical Superintendent/Vocational Technical Assistant Superintendent
    A 500 hour internship under the supervision of an appropriately licensed and qualified trained mentor.

  • All vocational administrative internships will be based on the Professional Standards for Administrators contained in the Regulation for Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval 603 CMR 7.00 and the Professional Standards for Vocational Technical Administrators contained in the Vocational Technical Education Regulations 603 CMR 4.00.

  • Provide high quality, intensive, and focused seminars in conjunction with the internship in order to reinforce the knowledge and skills acquired during the vocational administrative internship.

  • Provide for the development of a leadership portfolio for each participant.

  • Provide for the documentation of Perkins Leadership Academy outcomes.

  • The academy project lead will issue Professional Development Points, as appropriate, to each participant that completes the Perkins Leadership Academy.

  • The project lead will consult with; the Department, the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators, and the Massachusetts Vocational Association's Executive Board.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include all Massachusetts school districts, school consortia, or postsecondary institutions with Perkins career/vocational technical education programs. Please identify the project lead.

Proposals must also include signed letters of commitment from all partners, as applicable.

Funding Type: Federal CFDA: 84.048

Funding: Total funds available: $40,000. A grant of $20,000 maximum will be awarded to each partnership. Respondents should propose budgets for the academy they choose to bid on:

411- A
Perkins Leadership Academy One 2017-2018
411- C
Perkins Leadership Academy Two 2017-2018

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act, P.L.109-270 is the funding source for this grant.

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: Grant funds must be used in accordance with Perkins IV and may be used to provide salaries and benefits for a coordinator, support staff, consultants/lecturers, travel, supplies, computer resources, printing, and facility rental. Funds may not be used to supplant local or state funds or to pay for lodging. Funds shall supplement, and shall not supplant, non-Federal funds.

Perkins funds must be spent in accordance with Perkins guidelines. For allowable uses of Perkins funds, please refer to the Perkins IV Manual Download Word Document  Download PDF Document.

Final Report: Recipients of these funds will be required to submit a final report on or before September 30, 2018, not to exceed six (6) pages, single-spaced. All submissions must be in Arial 10 point font, with one (1) inch margins, provided on one-sided, standard 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper. The final reports must include:
  • A summary of outcomes, including the numbers of participants that complete the academy
  • Successes and challenges encountered
  • How the funds were used
Project Duration: Upon Approval - August 31, 2018
Program Unit: Office for College, Career, and Technical Education
Contact: Lisa M. Sandler, (781) 338-3956
Date Due: Proposals must be sent no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Required Forms:
Download Word Document
Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Download Excel Document
Part II - Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages).
Download Word Document
Part III - Required Program Information

Additional Information:
Download Word Document  Download PDF Document
Massachusetts Perkins IV Manual

Submission Instructions: Email complete proposal in PDF format to: Margie Roberts at: mroberts@doe.mass.edu by 5PM on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Awarded Recipients: Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget, Part I and required forms in EdGrants. Once selected, recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.



Last Updated: November 7, 2016
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