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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Adult Basic Education Programs for Incarcerated Adults
Fund Code: 285/563

Purpose: The purpose of this federally and state funded continuation grant program is to establish free access to Adult Basic Education (ABE) services for offenders, age 16 or older, who are in correctional institutions across the Commonwealth. Services will enhance the ability of institutionalized offenders to read, write, and speak English and to compute and solve problems at levels of proficiency equivalent to a high school diploma and necessary to function in society upon release from the correctional facility. Students will achieve their goals and develop their potential as individuals and as citizens.
Priorities: ABE Instructional Programs for Incarcerated Adults that have demonstrated the capacity to provide effective ABE services to the incarcerated and other institutionalized adults.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are FY2011 recipients of awards under the Instructional Educational Programs for the Incarcerated and other grant programs for Institutionalized Adults that meet state and federal program and funding criteria.
Funding: Download PDF Document Download MS EXCEL file  See Table 1 - Funding Allocations (Subject to appropriation of adequate federal and state funds.)
Fund Use: Funds must be used for ABE instructional services for incarcerated adults.
Project Duration: Fund Code: 563 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
Fund Code: 285 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012
(Subject to appropriation of adequate federal and state funds.)
Contact: Beverly Rosariobrosario@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-3845
Date Due: Friday, April 29, 2011.
Proposals must be received at the Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on the date due.
Required Forms:
  1. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
  2. Download MS EXCEL file  Part II Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.) -Instructions
  3. Budget and Match Narratives (Narratives designed by applicants.)
  4. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Part III - Required Program Information (Submit through the SMARTT Program Planning Module.)
  5. Download MS WORD document Download PDF Document  Statement of Assurances for Fund Codes: 285/563
  6. Download MS EXCEL file  Schedule B - Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule
Additional Information: View HTML Page  SMARTT Manual - FY2012

Note:Due to pending changes in the ESE Grants Management system, applicants may have to resubmit these and other pages in a new online form. In that case, ESE will provide training to successful applicants on the resubmission process.
Submission Instructions: Submit two (2) sets of the application each with the original signature in blue ink of the Superintendent/Executive Director/President.

Mail to:

Lorraine Domigan
Office Manager
Adult and Community Learning Services
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street 3rdFloor
Malden, MA 02148-4906


Last Updated: April 21, 2011
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