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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

School Redesign Grant
Fund Code: 511-767

Purpose: The purpose of this federal grant program is to provide funding for Local Education Agencies (LEA) to implement School Redesign Plans that are built on one of four federally defined school intervention models-Turnaround, Restart, Transformation, or Closure (see "Four Federal School Intervention Models" in additional information below) at the state's persistently lowest-achieving schools.
Priorities: The priority is to continue funding LEAs and schools that show progress towards meeting established goals and benchmarks established in the original grant proposal.
Eligibility: All LEAs with one or more schools that received funding in July 2010 are eligible to apply for continuation of funding.
Funding: Based on a combination of Massachusetts' federal School Redesign Grant (SRG) allocation and funds allocated through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), LEAs originally awarded funding in July 2010 are eligible to apply for funds for Year 2 of the original three-year award (September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2012). Award amounts that differ from the originally projected total must be accompanied by a compelling rationale and evidence and must align with the priorities and strategies outlined in the Renewal Application. A detailed FY2012 budget is required, with non-binding estimates for FY2013. The original three-year award total cannot be increased.
Fund Use: Fund use must be consistent with applicable state and federal requirements. All expenditures must closely align with the implementation of the Redesign Plan and the selected intervention model. LEA-level expenditures, if applicable, must directly support the implementation of the selected intervention models at identified schools.

Unallowable expenditures:
  1. Contract buyouts.
  2. Capital expenses.
  3. Purchase of technology, computer software or hardware, unless a compelling case can be made for how these materials are necessary to implement fully the proposed intervention.
All expenditures will be closely reviewed as they relate to the priorities of this grant opportunity.
Project Duration: FY2012 School Redesign Activities/Funding: 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012.
FY2013 is contingent upon annual renewal of the grant.
Program Unit: Office of District and School Turnaround
Contacts: Erica Champagne (781) 338-3521
Date Due: Full Grant Proposal Thursday, June 30, 2011. Renewal Applications must be received at the Department by 12:00 p.m. on the date due.
Other Key Information: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education intends to announce awards of these grants on or around July 12, 2011.
Required Documents:
  1. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document   SRG Renewal Application Directions
  2. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document   SRG Renewal Application: Part 1
  3. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document   SRG Renewal Application: Part 2
  4. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document   SRG Renewal Application: Part 3
  5. Download MS EXCEL file  SRG Renewal Application: Part 4 - Budget Workbook
  6. Download MS EXCEL file  SRG Renewal Application Part 5: Redesign priorities and Benchmarks Workbook (due at a later date - see Directions)
  7. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document   Assurances and Waivers
Additional Information:
  1. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document   SRG Renewal Application: Appendices A-C. Grant Scoring Rubrics
  2. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document   SRG Renewal Application: Appendix D. Implementation Benchmark Guidance
  3. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document   Summary of Four Required Federal Intervention Models
  4. Download MS WORD document   Final Federal Requirements for School Turnaround Grants
  5. Download MS WORD document   Federal LEA Guidance
Submission Instructions: Mail or hand-deliver:
  • four (4) hard copies of Parts 1 and 2 for each school
  • four (4) hard copies of Part 3 for the district
  • four (4) hard copies of Part 4 - Budget Workbook
  • one (1) hard copy with original superintendent signature of the Cover Page contained within the Budget Workbook
  • and one (1) hard copy with original superintendent signature of the Assurances and Waivers page to:
Janet Pineault
Center for Targeted Assistance
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
These documents must arrive at the Department no later 12:00 p.m. on June 30, 2011.

Email:

An electronic copy of Part 1 and 2 for each school, and Parts 3 and 4 (Budget Workbook) for the LEA to:srg@doe.mass.edu.

All documents submitted electronically must be web accessible. For more information, visit: Preparing an MS OFFICE document for the Web.

These files must arrive at the Department no later 12:00 p.m. on June 30, 2011.


Last Updated: May 16, 2011
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