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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2018

Fund Code: 734
Early Grades Literacy Grant

Funds Allocated:$930,000 (State)
Funds Requested:$1,517,744
Purpose: The purpose of the competitive state-funded Early Grades Literacy grant program is to support alignment of curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development, and literacy planning with the March 2017 Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for English Language Arts and Literacy.

This grant program supports selected schools with funding for a team of teachers and at least one administrator to participate in a year-long professional learning series that supports the statewide goal of improving student performance in literacy in kindergarten through grade 3 through the implementation of the 2017 Curriculum Frameworks and ongoing professional development to increase the capacity of school-based teams to cultivate high-quality literacy instruction and learning within and across curricular domains with Applicants should be deliberate and intentional in the use of grant funds to support these standards and priorities. Grant applications were reviewed in part on the basis of how likely the respondent's implementation plans are to result in improvements in these areas.
Number of Proposals Received:33 Districts 66 Schools
Number of Proposals Recommended:21 Districts 49 Schools
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:15 Districts 17 Schools
Result of Funding: The grant is intended to improve early literacy practices in kindergarten through third grade. There will be 22 school districts involved. Within these districts, 48 schools with 240 participating teachers, administrators, coaches, reading specialists and additional educators will participate in the statewide literacy institutes, regional network meetings while 14 schools with 75 participating educators will receive additional support of an early grades literacy consultant and data specialist. The grant amounts range from $7,400 to $158,700.

Athol Royalston Regional School District$49,600
Bellingham Public Schools18,000
Berlin Public Schools6,400
Boylston Public Schools6,400
Chelsea Public Schools18,600
Everett Public Schools12,800
Framingham Public Schools25,400
Haverhill Public Schools158,700
Hudson Public Schools22,200
Lowell Community Charter School9,000
Marlborough Public Schools52,500
Milford Public Schools76,700
Milton Public Schools14,800
Monson Public Schools52,500
Narragansett Regional School District9,000
New Salem -Wendell Union School District #2810,600
Orange Public Schools7,400
Quaboag Regional School District90,850
Springfield Public Schools126,350
Walpole Public Schools29,600
Ware Public Schools7,400
Worcester Public Schools125,200
Total State Funds$930,000

Last Updated: September 22, 2017
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