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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2019: Statewide College and Career Readiness Program

Fund Code: 107

Purpose / Priorities:

For a statewide college and career readiness program implemented by JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, to reduce the number of remedial developmental courses students are required to take at community colleges; provided, that JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, shall (a) maintain the JFYNet college and career readiness program to administer the ACCUPLACER diagnostic and college placement tests in high schools; (b) provide individualized online instructional curricula to strengthen the skills measured by the tests; and (c) administer final ACCUPLACER placement tests to measure student progress and program outcomes; provided further, that passing scores shall be reported to community colleges ensuring student placement in credit-earning courses; provided further, that JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, shall coordinate with the 15 community colleges to identify not more than 5 high schools per community college that shall send students to the program; and provided further, that JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, shall receive not less than the amount appropriated in line item 7061-9404 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 for the purposes of providing academic support for students who have not yet earned a competency determination on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System examination.


The organization JFY NetWorks is eligible for this money, as noted in the Fiscal Year 2019 state budget 7061-9406 line item language.

Funding Type:

State Earmark


Up to $700,000 in total is available to JFY NetWorks for the purposes noted above.

Fund Use:

Funds must be used as described in a budget, budget narrative, and scope of services that is submitted to the Department's Office of Student and Family Support.

Project Duration:

Upon Approval – 6/30/2019

Program Unit:

Office of Student and Family Support


Allison Smith (781) 338-3232

Date Due:

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Required Forms:
Download Word Document
Part I — General: Program Unit Signature Page (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)

Scope of Services
Please submit a scope of services summary document along with the required forms noted above. There is no template provided for this; you can submit the information on a Microsoft Word document you create.

Additional Information:
  • It is expected that JFY NetWorks will work with the Department to collect/submit data from participating schools/districts including, but not limited to, to the number of service hours and subjects and the SASIDs of participating students.

  • A narrative evaluation of the overall effectiveness of the program is requested by the Department — to be submitted after the end of the program (and by July 31, 2019).


Submit all required grant materials through EdGrants.

In EdGrants, grantees are required to create and name the project. Please use the following naming convention for your "Applicant Project Name" in EdGrants:
FY19 107 Earmark JFY.

All required forms should be uploaded / attached in the Attachments List of the Application Submission. This includes a signed / scanned PDF of Part I / Coversheet with Executive Director's signature and Scope of Services.

For Guidance Documents regarding EdGrants, visit EdGrants: User Guides and Information.

Please note: It is up to the grantee to determine who they want to add as EdGrants Front Office users in order to submit the 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.

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