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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Career Center Grants for Workforce Investment Boards Sites (WIB)
Fund Code: 342

Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to provide support for the operation of One-Stop Career Centers in the Massachusetts Workforce Development system in order to meet the needs of adults (career center customers) who require and are eligible, ready, and willing to enroll in Adult Basic Education (ABE) services to enhance their prospects of gaining meaningful employment.
Priorities: The priority is to continue funding Workforce Investment Boards (WIB) or their Department-approved designee in order to support One-Stop Career Centers in meeting the needs of adults who require and are eligible, ready, and willing to enroll in ABE services.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are those WIBs or designees that have submitted:
  1. a negotiated Memorandum of Understanding that indicates a choice of either Option 1 or Option 2 (See below.); (This MOU serves as the Statement of Assurances.)
  2. FY2011 quarterly reports; and
  3. an annual report documenting the results of prior year collaboration with Career Centers.
Option 1 - Career Center staff provide intake, assessment, and referral services; or
Option 2 - A Department-approved program in the region provides such services within the Career Center one day per week. Funds for out-stationing are provided to the program by the ESE/ACLS and are not included in the regional allocations listed below.
Funding: Download PDF Document Download MS EXCEL file  See Table 1 - Funding Allocations (Subject to appropriation of adequate federal and state funds.)

Funding is subject to appropriation approval and satisfactory past program performance. Funds in this category are continuation grants available only to Local Workforce Investment Boards (LWIB) or through their Department-approved designee.
Fund Use: Funds must be used to support Career Centers regarding intake, assessment, and referral of career center customers who need basic educational services or ACLS approved educational services offered in partnership with Department-funded providers.
Project Duration: 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012
(Subject to appropriation of adequate federal and state funds.)
Contact: Andrea Perraultaperrault@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: 781-338-3852
Date Due: Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
Proposals must be received at the ESE 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
  5. Download MS EXCEL file  Schedule B - Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule
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 3rdFloor
Malden, MA 02148-4906


Last Updated: April 21, 2011
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