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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Vocational Technical Special Education Leadership Institute
Fund Code: 420

Purpose: The purpose of the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Special Education Leadership grant is to support with funding school districts that develop and implement a project designed to systematically coordinate special education service delivery with academic and vocational instruction.
Goal of the Institute: The goal of the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Special Education Leadership Institute is to provide vocational technical school administrators (i.e. special education, vocational, and academic staff) with leadership skills in the improvement of educational outcomes for students with disabilities. The driving perspective of the Institute is the development and strategic implementation of a more coordinated system of special education service delivery between academic and vocational instruction
Priorities: Funding priorities will be for projects that demonstrate:
  1. Positive impacts on special education service delivery
  2. Effective and adequate district action plan for improved coordination of special education services with academic and vocational instruction
  3. Appropriate use of funds
  4. Existence of a viable district team that participated in the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Special Education Leadership Institute
Eligibility: The following six (6) school districts, currently participating in the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Special Education Leadership Institute, are eligible to apply:
  • Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School
Funding: Eligible districts may submit proposals for up to $3,000. Funding is from the federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act (Perkins IV).
Fund Use: Funds must be used in accordance with this funding opportunity, the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 P.L. 109-270, and the Massachusetts Perkins IV Manual.

The project parameters include the development or continuation of the project and/or activities to support the project previously identified at the Institute by the district's special education, vocational, and academic leadership team.

Allowable expenditures include, but are not limited to: (1) stipends for local educators to assist with the development, coordination, and/or implementation of the project/activity; (2) project materials; (3) travel; and (4) costs of substitutes, if necessary, to develop or implement the project/activity.
Project Duration: Award - 8 /31/2012
Program Unit: Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education
Contact: Margie Roberts email address: mroberts@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-3951
Date Due: Friday, May 18, 2012

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 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. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  Part III - Required Program Information
  4. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  Project Final Report
Additional Information: Each grant recipient must complete a Project Final Report to be submitted no later than Friday, December 14, 2012 prior to 5:00 p.m. In addition, the Department may offer an optional Vocational Technical Special Education Leadership Institute open discussion meeting on project successes, challenges, and opportunities. Information on this opportunity will be provided to grant recipients.
Submission Instructions: Submit three (3) sets, each with an original signature of the Superintendent/Executive Director.

Mail to:

Margie Roberts
Career/Vocational Technical Education
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
It is recommended that if the proposal is hand delivered, a time stamped receipt be obtained.


Last Updated: April 17, 2012
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