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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2018

Fund Code: 320
Supplementary Support to School Districts with High Concentrations of At-Risk Students: MassGrad Promising Practices Grant

Funds Allocated:$897,070 (Federal)
Funds Requested:$949,070
Purpose: The purpose of this federally-funded competitive grant opportunity is to provide supplementary support to school districts with high concentrations of students at-risk for not graduating from high school. These students may have risk factors such as: expectant or parenting teen, having drug or alcohol addiction, previous contact with the courts or juvenile justice system, being at least one year behind expected grade level for the age of the individual, having limited English proficiency; being a gang member, being a former dropout, and/or having high absenteeism or chronic truancy. The priority of this grant is to provide at-risk students in grades 7-12 research-based supports that allow students to improve academic achievement and reduce the number of students dropping out of school.
Number of Proposals Received:19
Number of Proposals Recommended:18
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:1
Result of Funding: This competitive grant process will allow 17 districts/schools the opportunity to implement 1-3 research-based strategies along with targeted social emotional supports for at-risk youth to improve the dropout rates of these districts.


RecipientsAmounts
Attleboro Public Schools$42,000
Boston Public Schools (Boston Adult Technical Academy, Charlestown High School)104,000
Boston Day and Evening Academy52,000
Brockton Public Schools52,000
Chelsea Public Schools43,072
Chicopee Public Schools52,000
Fall River Public Schools52,000
Gardner Public Schools32,000
New Bedford Public Schools52,000
Pittsfield Public Schools 52,000
Ralph C Mahar Public Schools52,000
Somerville Public Schools 52,000
Southbridge Public Schools 51,998
Springfield Public Schools52,000
Wareham Public Schools 52,000
Westfield Public Schools52,000
Worcester Public Schools 52,000
Total State or Federal Funds$897,070


Last Updated: November 27, 2017
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