Stay informed about Coronavirus — COVID-19. Learn more
Read the initial return-to-school guidance.

Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2019: Perkins Leadership Academy Grant

Fund Code: 411

Purpose:

The purpose of this federally funded competitive Perkins Leadership Academy grant is to support the mission of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to prepare all students for success after high school.

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 P.L. 109-270 (Perkins IV) requires comprehensive professional development programs for educators in career/vocational technical education in Massachusetts. The Perkins Leadership Academy grant will be a partnership comprised of school districts with Chapter 74 state-approved vocational technical education programs. The Perkins Leadership Academy will contribute to the goal of preparing students for success after high school by providing funds that will support the closing of proficiency gaps for students and the continuous improvement of career/vocational technical education in Massachusetts.

The Department seeks to provide funds to support two statewide distinct Perkins Leadership Academies:

  • Perkins Leadership Academy One — 2018-2019
  • Perkins Leadership Academy Two — 2018-2019

The Perkins Leadership Academy grant will provide high-quality, intensive, and focused professional development for aspiring leaders in career/vocational technical education in order to:

  • Enhance career/vocational technical education for students, including those in special populations;
  • Create a network of educators in career/vocational technical education in order to share resources and provide mentoring and support within the network throughout their careers;
  • Prepare participants for Massachusetts vocational technical administrator licensure and leadership positions in career/vocational technical education.

Priorities:

Priority will be given to applicants that facilitate a vocational technical administrative internship that provides for Chapter 74 vocational technical administrative licensure as follows:

Perkins Leadership Academy One 2018-2019 (411-A)

  • Vocational Technical Principal/Vocational Technical Assistant Principal
    A 500-hour internship under the supervision of an appropriately licensed and qualified trained mentor.

  • Vocational Technical Supervisor/Director
    A 300-hour internship under the supervision of an appropriately licensed and qualified trained mentor.

  • Vocational Technical Cooperative Education Coordinator
    A 300-hour internship under the supervision of an appropriately licensed and qualified trained mentor.

Perkins Leadership Academy Two 2018-2019 (411-C)

  • Vocational Technical Principal/Vocational Technical Assistant Principal
    A 500-hour Internship under the supervision of an appropriately licensed and qualified trained mentor.

  • Vocational Technical Superintendent/Vocational Technical Assistant Superintendent
    A 500-hour internship under the supervision of an appropriately licensed and qualified trained mentor.

  • All vocational administrative internships will be based on the Professional Standards for Administrators contained in the Regulation for Educator Licensure and Preparation Program Approval 603 CMR 7.00 and the Professional Standards for Vocational Technical Administrators contained in the Vocational Technical Education Regulations 603 CMR 4.00.

  • Provide high quality, intensive, and focused seminars in conjunction with the internship in order to reinforce the knowledge and skills acquired during the vocational administrative internship.

  • Provide for the development of a leadership portfolio for each participant.

  • Provide for the documentation of Perkins Leadership Academy outcomes.

  • The academy project lead will issue Professional Development Points, as appropriate, to each participant that completes the Perkins Leadership Academy.

  • The project lead will consult with; the Department, the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators, and the Massachusetts Vocational Association's Executive Board.

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants include all Massachusetts school districts, school consortia, or postsecondary institutions with Perkins career/vocational technical education programs. Please identify the project lead.

Proposals must also include signed letters of commitment from all partners, as applicable.

Funding Type:

Federal CFDA: 84.048

Funding:

Total funds available: $40,000. A grant of $20,000 maximum will be awarded to each partnership. Respondents should propose budgets for the academy they choose to bid on:

411-A
Perkins Leadership Academy One — 2018-2019
411-C
Perkins Leadership Academy Two — 2018-2019

The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act, P.L.109-270 is the funding source for this grant.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding is to become available it will be distributed under the same guideline as listed in the initial RFP document.

Fund Use:

Grant funds must be used in accordance with Perkins IV and may be used to provide salaries and benefits for a coordinator, support staff, consultants/lecturers, travel, supplies, computer resources, printing, and facility rental. Funds may not be used to supplant local or state funds or to pay for lodging. Funds shall supplement, and shall not supplant, non-Federal funds.

Perkins funds must be spent in accordance with Perkins guidelines. For allowable uses of Perkins funds, please refer to the Massachusetts Perkins IV Manual Download Word Document.

Final Report:

Recipients of these funds will be required to submit a final report on or before September 30, 2019, not to exceed six (6) pages, single-spaced. All submissions must be in Arial 10 point font, with one (1) inch margins, provided on one-sided, standard 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper. The final reports must include:

  • A summary of outcomes, including the numbers of participants that complete the academy
  • Successes and challenges encountered
  • How the funds were used

Project Duration:

Upon Approval – August 31, 2019.

Pending federal budget appropriation, continuation of funding will be available for a total grant period of up to 3 years. Continuation of funding is contingent upon implementation of required grant activities and timely submission of required reporting and continuation of applications.

Program Unit:

Office for College, Career, and Technical Education

Contact:

Lisa M. Sandler, (781) 338-3956

Date Due:

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018

Required Forms:
Download Word Document
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants) Note: Please sign and date your cover page and ensure the amount matches the amount budgeted
Download Excel Document
Part II — Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.)
Download Word Document
411-A Perkins Leadership Academy One Part III — Required Program Information
Download Word Document
411-C Perkins Leadership Academy Two Part III — Required Program Information

Additional Information:
Download Word Document
Massachusetts Perkins IV Manual

Submission
Instructions:

Email complete proposal in PDF format to Lisa Sandler by 5:00PM on Friday, June 22, 2018.

Awarded Recipients: Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget and Part I and III in EdGrants. Once selected, recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.


 
Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370

Directions

Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.