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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Even Start Family Literacy Program
Fund Code: 304

Purpose: The purpose of this federal grant program is to help families overcome intergenerational cycles of illiteracy and poverty by providing integrated early childhood education, adult literacy, and parenting education in a unified family literacy program.
Priorities: Priorities are to:
  1. serve families most in need with high quality instructional programs that enable parents and children to develop a strong educational foundation to reach their full personal, social, and economic potential;
  2. implement a research-based model that will demonstrate the effectiveness of integrated services for families that will yield the strongest outcomes to support parents and their children in achieving learning and performance standards;
  3. demonstrate cooperation, coordination, and collaboration among a variety of relevant service providers;
  4. build capacity within communities to incorporate strategies and practices that support all parents as partners in their children's education to ensure school success; and
  5. develop and implement replicable models.
Eligibility: Recipients of FY2011 Even Start Family Literacy Program awards that are in mid-cycle are eligible to apply in the communities of Lowell and Waltham.
Funding: Two continuation grant awards will be made.
Project Duration: Upon Approval - 8/31/2012
Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services
Contact: Arlene R. Daleadale@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-3878
Date Due: Friday, August 5, 2011

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 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. Part II - Budget Detail Pages and narrative (Narrative to be developed by applicant.)
  3. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Part III - Required Program Information
  4. Download MS EXCEL file  Schedule B - Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule
  5. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Chart of Services (Appendix A)
  6. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Chart of Summer Services if applicable. See Part III, 1. d. (Appendix A-1)
  7. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Staffing Chart (Appendix B)
  8. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Matching Funds Chart (Appendix C)
  9. Memorandum of Agreement (Appendix D- no form; to be developed by applicant.)
  10. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Even Start Statement of Assurances (Appendix E)
Additional Information:
  1. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Program Planning Requirements
  2. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Eligibility Requirements for Program Participants
  3. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Explanation of Grant Award and Required Match
Submission Instructions: Submitno later than Friday, August 5, 2011, two (2) sets of the application, each with an original signature (blue ink) of the Superintendent of Schools. Mail to:

Arlene R. Dale
Adult and Community Learning Services, 3rdFloor
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906


Last Updated: July 28, 2011
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