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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Perkins IV Correctional Institutions 2011 - 2012
Fund Code: 452

Purpose: The purpose of this federal competitive grant is to assist correctional agencies in improving career and technical education programs that meet the general definition of career and technical education contained in the federal Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 P.L.109-270 (Perkins IV).
Priorities: The priority is to improve career and technical education programs by providing professional development for teachers in the programs.
Eligibility: State and county correctional agencies including the Department of Youth Services are eligible to respond to this Request for Proposals.
Funding: Each correctional agency may apply for one grant of up to $15,000 per correctional facility to improve one or more career and technical education program(s) within the facility. The total amount available statewide is $181,460. The distinction between the term agency and facility is contained in Part III - Required Program Information. Perkins IV is the funding source.
Fund Use: Funds must be requested for professional development. Funds may be requested for activities, services, and non-consumable instructional supplies that will improve career and technical education programs. Funds shall not be requested to support teacher salaries and benefits. Funds shall not be requested to supplant state or local funds. Fund use must not conflict with Perkins IV and the Massachusetts Perkins IV Manual.
Project Duration: Upon Approval - 8/31/2012
Program Unit: Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education
Contact: Gary Gomes ggomes@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-3851
Due Date: Friday, September 2, 2011.

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: Including:Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Proposal Form - which includes Appendix A (Perkins Checklist), andDownload PDF Document Download MS WORD document  Budget Narrative.
Additional Information: Proposals will be rated based on the extent to which program(s) meets the definition of career and technical education, the professional development activities, the extent to which funds can improve programs, that programs are of sufficient size, scope, and quality, and that funds sought are reasonable, supplementing, not supplanting, existing resources.
Submission Instructions: Submit four (4) sets of the Required Forms. Part I must bear an original signature of the Chief Executive.

Mail to:
Margie Roberts
Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906


NOTE: A Bidders Conference will be held on Friday, August 12, 2011 from 12:30 to 2:30 pmat:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Conference Room 137B, First Floor, 75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148


Last Updated: August 9, 2011
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