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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2018

Perkins IV Correctional Institutions
Fund Code: 452

Purpose: The purpose of this competitive grant activity is to support or implement career & technical education program(s) that would be improved with Perkins funds that help inmates benefit from programs that meet the general definition of career & technical education. Proposed programs and activities would offer a sequence of at least two courses that will provide individuals with coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in current or emerging professions and provides technical skill proficiency, an industry-recognized credential, a certificate, or an associate degree. These courses may include prerequisite courses (other than a remedial course) that are coherent and rigorous and may include competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of an industry of an individual.

The definition of career and technical education is contained in the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 P.L.109-270 (Perkins IV).

Priorities: The priorities are to improve or establish career and technical education programs for correctional facility inmates and to provide professional development for teachers in the programs.
Eligibility: State and county correctional agencies, including the Department of Youth Services, are eligible to respond to this Request for Proposals.
Funding Type: Federal CFDA: 84.048
Funding: Each correctional agency may apply for one grant of approximately $30,000 per correctional facility to improve one or more career and technical education program(s) within the facility. The total amount approximately available statewide is $178,394. The distinction between the term agency and facility is contained in Part III - Required Program Information. 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: Funds must be requested for professional development. Funds may be requested for activities, services, and non-consumable instructional supplies that will improve career and technical education programs. Funds shall not be requested to support teacher salaries and benefits. Funds shall not be requested to supplant state or local funds. Perkins funds cannot be used for remedial education. Fund use must not conflict with Perkins IV and the Massachusetts Perkins IV Manual.
Project Duration: Award Notification - 8/31/2018
Program Unit: Office for Career, College, and Technical Education
Contact: Gary Gomes
Phone Number: (781) 338-3851
Date Due: Friday, September 8, 2017

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.

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 (Narrative format, Budget and Budget Detail)
Additional Information:
  1. A bidders' teleconference/webinar will be held. Bidders interested in participating in the bidders conference will be notified through a posting on the following website shortly after this notice is posted at Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education.
  2. Proposals will be rated based on the extent to which to which program(s) meets the definition of career and technical education, the professional development activities, the extent to which funds can improve programs, that programs are of sufficient size, scope, and quality, and that funds sought are reasonable, supplementing, not supplanting, existing resources. Bidders who submit proposals for multiple sites must submit separate proposals for each site.
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Massachusetts Perkins IV Manual
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Grantees can legally claim expenses to the grant only from the date of final Department approval.

Submission Instructions: Submit five (5) sets, each with an original signature of the Signatory Agent/Executive Director. Bidders who submit proposals for multiple sites must submit each site proposal in a separate envelope.

Mail to:
Margie Roberts
Office for College, Career and Technical Education
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906

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



Last Updated: July 17, 2017
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