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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2018

Fund Code: 452
Perkins Corrections Grant

Funds Allocated: $172,185 (Federal)
Funds Requested: $236,146
Purpose: The purpose of this competitive grant is to support and implement career and technical education program(s) that help inmates benefit from programs that meet the general definition of Perkins career and 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, providing 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, occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of an industry of an individual.
Number of Proposals Received: 10
Number of Proposals Recommended: 7
Number of Proposals Not Recommended: 3
Result of Funding: This competitive federal grant will provide funding to six (6) applicants to improve or initiate seven (7) individual career and technical education programs for inmates located in seven (7) separate facilities, while providing professional development opportunities to instructional staff in these facilities.


RecipientsAmounts
Berkshire County Sheriff's Office$30,000
Franklin County House of Correction26,000
Hampden County Sheriff's Department28,842
Massachusetts Department of Correction27,343
Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (2 applications)30,000
Middlesex Sheriff's Office30,000
Total Federal Funds$172,185


Last Updated: October 18, 2017
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