Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2018

High School Equivalency Test Center Grant
Fund Code: 850

Purpose:The purpose of this state-funded grant program is to assist in the day-to-day operation of High School Equivalency Test Centers (HSE) including, but not limited to, the cost for test administration, special needs, and technology upgrades.

Priorities:The priorities for use of these funds must be in the areas of test center materials, technology, and staffing, including special needs.
Eligibility:Only approved HSE Test Centers are eligible to apply.
Funding Type:State
Funding: Approximately up to $149,940 is available. The grant available for each test center is based upon the size and activity of the test center.

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 used in any or all of the following areas if needed.
  1. Non-Instructional Materials - testing materials and office supplies/equipment.
  2. Staffing - for both Regular and Special Accommodation needs - non salaried staff only (Consultants with hourly rate).
Project Duration:Upon Approval- 6/30/2018
Program Unit:Adult and Community Learning Services — HSE Office
Contacts: Olympia Stroud
Phone Number:781-338-6625

Date Due:Friday, October 5, 2017

Proposals must be received at the Department by 3:00 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)

Budget - To be entered directly into EdGrants

Additional Information:
Download Excel Document
High School Equivalency Test Centers and amounts

Submission Instructions: Grantees must use the online grants information system;
Paper submissions will no longer be accepted.

See the page entitled, Submissions of Proposals, for how to 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 850 High School Equivalency (Applicant Name)

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. The budget the applicant is requesting needs to be entered directly into EdGrants as part of the application submission process. For detailed instructions, please see review the EdGrants Front Office User Guide: How to Apply Download Word Document.

Please note: It is up to the applicant 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 document to make informed decisions regarding assigning your district level users.