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.|
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 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.
All expenditures will be closely reviewed as they relate to the priorities of this grant opportunity.
- Contract buyouts;
- Capital expenses; and
- Purchase of technology, computer software or hardware, unless a compelling case can be made for how these materials are necessary for turnaround planning efforts.
|Project Duration: ||Upon Approval to 6/30/2012|
|Program Unit: ||Center for Targeted Assistance|
|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: || Parts I and II: Budget Workbook (Includes the Standard Contract and Application for Program Grants and Budget Detail Pages.)
|Additional Information: ||
FY12 Title I School Improvement Bridge Grant: Fund Code 323-E
|Submission Instructions: ||
- 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
- Email Budget Workbook (Parts I and II) to: