Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2019: Massachusetts Early Literacy Intervention Program — Reading Recovery

Fund Code: 574

Purpose:This state-funded competitive grant program provides funds to support ongoing professional development for Reading Recovery, an early literacy tutorial program, designed as a short-term intervention program for children struggling with reading in first grade.
Priorities: Research demonstrates that the majority of students can learn to read and write through effective classroom instruction. Some students, however, need short-term individualized intervention. This grant is designed to support:

  • Districts with a Reading Recovery program that includes ongoing professional development support in early literacy intervention for implementing teachers; and ongoing documentation and evaluation of results, including subsequent referral to special education, retention, or long-term services.

  • Educational collaboratives, along with schools districts that are Reading Recovery training sites, to support a Reading Recovery regional training site for ongoing professional development in early literacy intervention for implementing teachers; and ongoing documentation and evaluation of results, including subsequent referral to special education, retention, or long-term services.


Eligibility:Districts and educational collaboratives may apply. Only Reading Recovery Training Sites as defined by the Reading Recovery Council of North America are eligible.
Funding Type:State
Funding: A total of $300,000 is available. Funds will be allocated to Reading Recovery training sites, with priority given based on the number of Reading Recovery teachers and schools that will be impacted at the given site.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts are estimated/approximated 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: Funds must be used for professional development of Reading Recovery teachers — including training, continuing contact, and related expenses.

Regional training sites may request funds to train Teacher Leaders, Teacher leader affiliation fees, and Teacher leader Institute travel. If funds are planned for training of a Teacher Leader, an application must be on file with the Massachusetts Teacher leader training Site prior to submitting a grant proposal. This application is available by calling (617) 349-8165.

Project Duration:Upon approval – 6/30/2019
Program Unit:Center for Instructional Support/Office of Literacy and Humanities
Contact:Katherine Tarca
Phone Number:781-338-6239
Date Due:Friday, November 16, 2018

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
Required Forms: Complete proposals will include:

Download Word Document
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page

Download Excel Document
Part II — Budget Detail Workbook

Download Word Document
Part III — Program Narrative

Submission Instructions:
  1. Email all the required forms to instructionalsupport@doe.mass.edu. Electronic proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.

  2. Prepare and send one hard copy of the entire grant proposal with original signatures. Proposals must be postmarked by Nov. 16.

    Mail to:
    Katherine Tarca
    Center for Instructional Support
    MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street
    Malden, MA 02148-4906

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

 
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