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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Primary Instruction by Volunteers
Fund Code: 287

Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to provide adults who cannot or will not enroll in class-based instructional services at a Community Adult Learning Center with access to effective Adult Basic Education (ABE) services.
Priorities: The priorities are to support:
  1. programs that provide one-to-one ABE instruction through the use of well-trained volunteers as the primary service delivery model; and
  2. organizations with the capacity to deliver volunteer tutoring programs throughout the state or a significant portion of the state.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts and English at Large.
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 may be used for ABE instructional services, delivered by well-trained volunteers. Computer literacy (basic skills and abilities that support the use of computers) may be offered as a supplemental instructional component.
Project Duration: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
(Subject to appropriation of adequate state funds.)
Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services
Contact: Joan LeMarbrejlemarbre@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-3842
Date Due: Thursday, May 12, 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: 287
  6. View HTML Page  SMARTT Program Planning Requirements

  7. 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 proposal 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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