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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Supplemental Title I Support for Fall River Kuss and Lord Middle Schools
Fund Code: 322

Purpose: This grant provides supplementary financial assistance to the Fall River Public Schools for the redesign of systems and structures that will support sustained improvement at Matthew J. Kuss and Henry Lord Middle Schools, two Level 4 middle schools in the district. Activities to be funded through the grant are described in the schools' ESE-approved Level 4 Redesign Plans.
Priorities: Grant funds will support activities described in the recipient schools' Level 4 Redesign Plans
Eligibility: Only Fall River Public Schools is eligible to apply on behalf of the Matthew J. Kuss and Henry Lord Middle Schools.
Funding: Funding is not to exceed$300,000 and shall be allocated as follows:

Matthew J. Kuss School: $150,000
Henry Lord Middle School: $150,000
Fund Use: Fund use must be consistent with the priorities described above and requirements associated with Title I school improvement funds. Funds may be used for approved supplemental uses, including: targeted professional development; programming for students; supplies, materials, and equipment that are linked to key strategies; expanded time for teacher collaboration; or, in cases where a clear rationale and sustainability plan exists, staffing.
Project Duration: Upon Approval - 8/31/2012
Program Unit: Office of District and School Turnaround
Contact: Tri Phuong (781) 338-3556
Date Due: September 16, 2011.
Required Documents:
  1. Download MS EXCEL file  Part II - Budget Workbook which includes the Part I General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
  2. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Part III - Required Program Information
  3. Updated Early Indicators of Change/Benchmarks and Timelines from Redesign Plan (To be provided by applicant.)
Submission Instructions: Mail or hand-deliver:

Submit one (2) set with an original signature of the Superintendent/Executive Director.

Tri Phuong
Center for Targeted Assistance
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906


These documents must arrive at the Department no later 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2011.


Last Updated: September 8, 2011
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