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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Title I School Improvement Bridge Grant
Fund Code: 323-E

Purpose: The purpose of this federal grant program is to provide needed support for the state's persistently lowest achieving schools, Level 4 schools, as they plan and develop their School Turnaround Plans.
Priorities: Districts with persistently lowest achieving Level 4 schools, identified under the state's Framework for Accountability and Assistance, will receive first priority for grants.
Eligibility: Districts with one or more Level 4 schools identified in 2011 will be eligible for this funding.
Funding: Funding for the Title I School Improvement Bridge Grant will come from Title I Part A Section 1003 (a). Districts will be awarded a grant in the amount of $30,000; an eligibility list is posted with the RFP. The total allocation is $180,000.
Fund Use: Fund use must be consistent with applicable state and federal requirements. All expenditures must go towards turnaround planning efforts, including the development of a Turnaround Plan to be approved by the state and/or a federal School Redesign Grant application. Districts are allowed to budget funds at both the district level and school level.

Unallowable expenditures:
  1. Contract buyouts;
  2. Capital expenses; and
  3. Purchase of technology, computer software or hardware, unless a compelling case can be made for how these materials are necessary for turnaround planning efforts.
All expenditures will be closely reviewed as they relate to the priorities of this grant opportunity.
Project Duration: Upon Approval to 6/30/2012
Program Unit: Center for Targeted Assistance
Contact:
Programmatic: Erika Werneealvarezwerner@doe.mass.edu
Budget Workbook: Russ Flemingrfleming@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number:
Programmatic: Erika Werner(781) 338-3555
Budget Workbook: Russ Fleming(781) 338-6259
Date Due: Rolling, but nolater than December 15, 2011.
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
Required Forms: Download MS EXCEL file  Parts I and II: Budget Workbook (Includes the Standard Contract and Application for Program Grants and Budget Detail Pages.)
Additional Information: Download PDF document Download MS EXCEL file  FY12 Title I School Improvement Bridge Grant: Fund Code 323-E
Submission Instructions:
  1. Mail two (2) copies of Signature Page with the original signature of the Superintendent or Executive Director to:
    Erika Alvarez Werner
    Office of District and School Turnaround
    Massachusetts Department of
    Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street
    Malden, MA 02148-4906

  2. Email Budget Workbook (Parts I and II) to:
    schoolimprovementgrants@doe.mass.edu.


Last Updated: December 1, 2011
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