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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2019: Massachusetts Migrant Education Program

Fund Code: 308

Purpose:

The purpose of these continuation grant funds is to provide funding to EDCO Collaborative to identify and address the unique educational needs of migratory children. Specifically, the Massachusetts Migrant Education Program (MMEP) will:

  1. Ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging state academic standards that all children are expected to meet;

  2. Ensure that migratory children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the states in curriculum, graduation requirements, and challenging state academic standards;

  3. Support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs and services during the school year, and as applicable, during the summer or intersession periods, that address the unique educational needs of migratory children;

  4. Help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that may inhibit their ability to succeed in school;

  5. Help migratory children benefit from state and local systemic reforms.

Priorities:

In general, the priority of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) is to fund an organizational environment that facilitates the operation of the MMEP in the most cost-effective manner designed to meet the needs of migrant children. More specifically, the sub-grantee must:

  1. Operate with an organizational mission compatible with the present goal of the MMEP:
    • To ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma (or complete a high school equivalency) that prepares them for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment;
  2. Provide a management structure that facilitates the day-to-day operation of the MMEP including employment of a full-time MMEP director;
  3. Implement the programmatic elements of the MMEP;
    • Recruitment/Identification;
    • Parent/family involvement;
    • Advocacy and outreach activities for children and families;
    • Professional development;
    • Programs to facilitate the transition of secondary school students to post-secondary education or employment;
    • Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) Record Transfers; and
    • Evaluation protocols.

The grantee will be responsible for providing coverage of the full-time MMEP employees in the appropriate retirement system through the grantee's retirement system.

Eligibility:

EDCO Collaborative is eligible to apply for this continuation grant.

Funding Type:

Federal CFDA 84.011A

Funding:

A total of approximately $1,148,733 is available for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), the third and final year of the three-year grant cycle.

Note Regarding Additional Funds: If more funding becomes available, including unclaimed/unspent funds from FY18, the grantee may receive these additional funds under this FY19 FC308 funding grant and may have to submit an additional or revised budget, budget narrative, and cover page, as well as, information about proposed activities.

Fund Use:

Funds may be used for the management of the MMEP, to provide assistance and support for the Department in the provision of Title I Migrant Education projects at identified project sites. Unallowable costs: food for staff trainings

Project Duration:

Upon approval – 8/31/2019

Program Unit:

Office of Student and Family Support

Contact:

Christine Cowen

Phone Number:

(781) 338-6301

Date Due:

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018.

Required Forms:
Download Word Document
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page— (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants) (Complete and upload as a PDF with signature)
Download Excel Document
Part II — Online Budget (submit through EdGrants)
Download Word Document
Part III — Required Program Information/Budget Narrative (Complete and upload as a Word document.)
Download Word Document
Grant Assurances (Complete and upload as a PDF with signature)

Additional Information:

The sub-grantee must demonstrate the capacity to provide an annual evaluation that assesses the effectiveness of the migrant education program and projects, including components outlined in the evaluation toolkit. The sub-grantee must assure to operate the program in compliance with all state and federal regulations. The Department will perform onsite monitoring and evaluation activities at the sub-grantee sites as necessary to insure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.

Submission
Instructions:

Submit all required grant materials through EdGrants no later than 5:00 pm on August 10, 2018.

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

FY19 308 Migrant Education Program — EDCO Collaborative.

All required forms should be uploaded / attached in the Attachments List formlet of the Application Submission. This includes signed / scanned PDFs of Part I / Signature Pages and the Grant Assurances page. The budget the grantee is requesting will be entered directly into EdGrants as part of the application submission process.

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

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


 
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