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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Metco
Fund Code: 317

Purpose: The purpose of the state-funded Metco Program is to expand educational opportunities, increase diversity, and reduce racial isolation by permitting students in Boston and Springfield to attend public schools in other communities that have agreed to participate. The Metco program provides students of participating school districts the opportunity to experience the advantages of learning and working in a racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse setting.
Priorities: The priorities of this fund source are to:
  1. provide Boston and Springfield students further opportunities to achieve at high levels the learning standards of the state curriculum frameworks; and
  2. enrich both the urban and suburban communities by providing opportunities and support for cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.
Eligibility: School districts participating currently in the Metco Program are eligible to continue their participation in the program.
Funding: Funding for FY2012 is based upon October 2010 Metco enrollment, as determined by the SIMS reporting to the Department. Subject to appropriation, grants will consist of a $3,132 per pupil allotment for instructional and support services and a base transportation allotment level funded from FY2012.
Fund Use: Funds may be used for local district costs incurred as a result of the presence of Metco students, Metco transportation costs, and for supplemental services that will contribute in a measurable way to enhanced educational opportunity and academic achievement, as well as diversity enrichment.

In the area of enhanced educational opportunity and academic achievement, services may include regular day and after-school tutoring and mentoring programs, staff professional development geared towards understanding and addressing the achievement gap between minority and non-minority students, and other programs and services such as providing ways for parents to support their children's learning.

In the area of diversity enrichment, services may include training, in-school and after-school activities, incentives programs, etc. that contribute to increased cross-cultural and racial understanding.
Project Duration: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
Program Unit: School Finance
Contact: Hadley Cabralhcabral@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-6586
Date Due: June 30, 2011.
Proposals will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis, as they are received.
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 PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Part II Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.) -Instructions
Additional Information: Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Grant Allotment Summary for Applicants
Submission Instructions: Submit two (2) sets of the application, each with an original signature in blue ink of the Superintendent.

Mail to:
Hadley Cabral
School Finance Unit
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906


Last Updated: July 7, 2011
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