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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Community Adult Learning Center (Basic)
Fund Code: 340/345

Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to establish free access for undereducated and limited English proficient adults to highly effective Adult Basic Education (ABE) services in the sixteen (16) Service Delivery Areas in the Commonwealth.
Priorities: Priorities are to support programs and/or collaborations that:
  1. provide a continuum of ABE instructional and support services. Grantees must offer adult students access to instructional services from basic literacy or beginning English language proficiency through high school level skills;
  2. provide instructional and support services based on the needs and assets that have been identified through a community planning partnership or other documented planning process;
  3. provide high quality services that are effective in assisting adults to think critically and achieve their goals as family members, workers, community members, and life-long learners;
  4. successfully transition undereducated and limited English proficient adults to higher education and good jobs that provide a living wage and opportunities for advancement;
  5. serve the students most in need of literacy and English communication skills;
  6. integrate ABE instructional services with other workforce development services;
  7. implement highly effective teaching methods based on research and evidence based practice;
  8. develop a program-wide curriculum aligned with the ABE Curriculum Frameworks; or "develop program-wide curricula", and
  9. systematically engage in the continuous improvement of programs and staff.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are currently funded recipients.
Funding: Download PDF Document Download MS EXCEL file  See Table 1 - Funding Allocations (Subject to appropriation of adequate federal and state funds.)
Fund Use: Funds must be used for ABE instructional services, including adult basic education/literacy, pre-adult secondary education, adult secondary education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), pre-literacy ESOL, and Adult/External Diploma classes that are designed in accordance with the Guidelines for Effective ABE, Indicators of Program Quality, and the ABE Rates System.
Project Duration: Fund Code: 345 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
Fund Code: 340 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012
Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services
Contact: Mary
Phone Number: (781) 338-3803
Dates Due: Fund Code: 345 Thursday, May 12, 2011
Fund Code: 340 Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Proposals must be received at the Department no later than 4:00 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. Download MS EXCEL file  Part II Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.) -Instructions
  3. Budget Narrative (Narrative designed by applicants.)
  4. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Part III - Required Program Information (Submit through the SMARTT Program Planning Module.)
  5. Download MS WORD document Download PDF Document  Statement of Assurances Fund Codes: 340/345
  6. Download MS WORD document Download PDF Document  Statement of Assurances for Local Workforce Development Boards Fund Code: 345
  7. Download MS EXCEL file  Schedule B - Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule
  8. View HTML Page  SMARTT Program Planning Requirements
Additional Information:
  • Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document  Guidelines for Effective Adult Basic Education
  • Indicators of Program Quality
  • View HTML Page  SMARTT Manual - FY2012
Note:Due to pending changes in the ESE Grants Management system, applicants may have to resubmit these and other pages in a new online form. In that case, ESE will provide training to successful applicants on the resubmission process.
Submission Instructions: Submit two (2) sets of the application each with the original signature in blue ink of the Superintendent/Executive Director/President.

Mail to:
Lorraine Domigan
Office Manager
Adult and Community Learning Services
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906

Last Updated: April 21, 2011
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