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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Community Adult Learning Center (Option 2 - Participatory Health Education)
Fund Code: 340/345

Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to support the literacy, language, and leadership skill development of adult students enrolled in a Community Adult Learning Center through participatory health education.
Priorities: Priorities are to support programs that:
  1. are committed to participatory health education and student leadership development;
  2. provide students the opportunity to select, research, develop curricula, and provide instruction in health topics;
  3. collaborate with health care organizations and related resources within the community; and
  4. integrate health topics into the comprehensive ABE/ESOL instructional services using the ABE/ESOL Curriculum Frameworks.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are currently funded Participatory Health Education programs.
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 may be used for:
  1. Student Health Teams that are comprised of adult learners enrolled in a Community Adult Learning Center and working with a staff member/facilitator to promote health education in ABE programs. The activities of Student Health Teams include, but are not limited to: researching health topics; developing health related curricula and lesson plans; creating health education materials; providing health related instruction; and providing professional development;
  2. stipends to students who are involved in the Participatory Health Education Team and to pay a project facilitator; and
  3. developing and sustaining collaborations with health care providers and related resources.
Funding requests should not exceed $12,000 and a significant portion of the funding must support student involvement (i.e., not less than 20% of the funding must be used to compensate students for their work).
Project Duration: Fund Code 345: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
Fund Code 340: 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012
(Subject to appropriation of adequate federal and state funds.)
Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services
Contact: Marie M. Narvaez
Phone Number: (781) 338-3847
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: Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Part III - Required Program Information (Submit through the SMARTT Program Planning Module.)
Additional Information: 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 the Program Service Option 2 application with the Community Adult Learning Center application package.

Mail to:

Lorraine Domigan
Office Manager
Adult and Community Learning Services
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street 3rdFloor
Malden, MA 02148-4906

Last Updated: April 21, 2011
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