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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2018

School Redesign Renewal
Fund Code: 511

Purpose: The purpose of this federal grant program is to provide continued funding for Local Education Agencies (LEA) to implement School Redesign Plans that are built on federally defined school intervention models at the state's persistently lowest-achieving schools.
Priorities: The priority is to continue funding LEAs and schools that show progress towards meeting goals and benchmarks established in the original grant proposal.
Eligibility: All LEAs with one or more schools that received year 1 or year 2 SRG funding in FY17 are eligible to apply for continuation of funding for the second or third year of implementation in FY18.

Funding Type: Federal CFDA: 84.377

Funding: Based on a combination of Massachusetts' federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) allocations, LEAs awarded Year 1 or Year 2 SRG funding from September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017 are eligible to apply for funds for Year 2 or Year 3, respectively, of their original three- to five- year award. All LEA funding is contingent upon Department receipt of related federal funds. Budget amounts that differ from the originally projected total must be accompanied by a compelling rationale and evidence and must align with the priorities and strategies outlined in the Renewal Application. A detailed FY2018 budget is required and non-binding estimates for following years must be included. The original award total cannot be increased.
Fund Use: Fund use must be consistent with applicable state and federal requirements. All expenditures must closely align with the implementation of the Redesign Plan and the selected intervention model. LEA-level expenditures, if applicable, must directly support the implementation of the selected intervention models at identified schools.

Unallowable expenditures:
  1. Contract buyouts.
  2. Capital expenses.
  3. Purchase of technology, computer software or hardware, unless a compelling case can be made for how these materials are necessary to implement fully the proposed intervention.
All expenditures will be closely reviewed as they relate to the priorities of this grant opportunity.
Project Duration: FY2018 School Redesign Grant Activities/Funding: 9/1/2017 - 8/31/2018.

Funding for FY2019 and beyond, if applicable, is contingent upon annual renewal of the grant.
Program Unit: Office of Effective Practices
Contact: Amanda Trainor
Phone Number: (781) 338-3551
Date Due: Monday, May 8, 2017

A complete FY 18 Renewal Application Package must be received at the Department by 12:00 p.m. on the date due.
Required Forms: A complete FY18 SRG Renewal Application package consists of two documents:
Download MS WORD Document
FY18 Renewal Application Template
Download MS EXCEL Document
FY18 SRG Budget Workbook for Year 2, and/or
Download MS EXCEL Document
FY18 SRG Budget Workbook for Year 3
Additional Information:
Download MS WORD Document
FY18 SRG Renewal Application Directions
Download MS WORD Document
FY18 SRG Renewal Eligible District Award Amounts
View HTML Page
2016 Turnaround Practices Research
Download PDF Document
2014 Turnaround Practices Report
View External Link
Final Federal Requirements for School Turnaround Grants (2015)
View External Link
Updated Federal Guidance (2012)
View External Link
Additional Federal LEA Guidance on Increased Learning Time (2012)
View External Link
Additional Federal Guidance — Addendum to 2012 Guidance (2015)


Refer to the Renewal Applications Directions document for detailed guidance on how to complete the Renewal Application Template. Renewal Applications will be subject to a review process by ESE according to the Scoring Rubric (Appendix A in the FY18 SRG Renewal Application Directions). Any questions regarding the SRG Renewal Application should be directed to Amanda Trainor or 781-338-3551.
Submission Instructions: Submit (mail or hand deliver) five (5) sets, each with an original signature of the Superintendent/Executive Director. Mail to:

Amanda Trainor
Office of District and School Turnaround
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906

Email FY18 SRG Application Template and Budget Workbook to SRG@doe.mass.edu.

These documents must arrive at the Department no later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017.

All documents submitted electronically must be web accessible. For more information, visit: Preparing an MS Office document for the Web.


Approved Recipients: Once approval, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget and Part I in EdGrants. Once reviews are complete, recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.



Last Updated: April 3, 2017
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