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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Community Adult Learning Center (Option 4 - Volunteer Tutoring Component)
Fund Code: 340/345

Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to provide students enrolled in Community Adult Learning Centers with effective supplementary instruction provided by well-trained volunteers.
Priorities: Priorities are to:
  1. strengthen the ability of Community Adult Learning Centers to serve the students most in need of literacy; and
  2. support programs and/or collaborations that provide a comprehensive volunteer tutoring component that includes orientation, screening, training, and ongoing support for volunteers.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are currently funded Community Adult Learning Centers with Volunteer Tutoring Components.
Funding: Download PDF Document Download MS EXCEL file  See Table 1 - Funding Allocations (Subject to appropriation of adequate federal and state funds.)
Fund Use: Community Adult Learning Centers must use funds to support a minimum of a .25 FTE or a .5 FTE volunteer coordinator. The .25 FTE volunteer coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 20 tutor matches with a minimum of 12 tutors. The .50 FTE volunteer coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 35 volunteer tutor matches with a minimum of 24 tutors.

Applicants proposing a volunteer tutoring component in collaboration with one or more additional ESE funded programs, must use funds to support a .75 or 1 FTE volunteer coordinator. The .75 FTE volunteer coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 50 tutor matches with a minimum of 36 tutors. Applicants proposing a 1 FTE coordinator serving more than one ESE funded program will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 65 tutor matches with a minimum of 48 tutors.
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: Mary Agnes Murphymmurphy@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-3857
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 4 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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