|Purpose: ||The purpose of this grant program is to provide workplace contextualized ABE/ESOL basic skills instructional services to those who are lacking the basic foundation skills expected of a high school graduate and/or who are limited English proficient.|
|Priorities: ||The priority is to support programs that provide services that are delivered through partnerships among businesses, (including labor organizations), workers, and education providers, supported by a combination of state and local matching resources for a maximum of three to five years.|
|Eligibility: ||Eligible recipients are those partnerships that are funded currently and can document evidence of continuing need in the workforce for Adult Basic Education instruction.|
The funded programs must provide a minimum of 32 weeks of instruction and enroll a minimum of seven students per class.
See Table 1 - Funding Allocations (Subject to appropriation of adequate federal and state funds.)|
|Fund Use: ||Funds must be used for collaborations among businesses (e.g., consortia linked to specific industries or geographic locations), union-based partnerships, and employees to provide educational services to enhance workers' ability to meet current and emerging job requirements and/or to obtain job advancement. Funds must support the development of curricula based on current and emerging workplace contexts and be responsive to business and worker self-identified goals as specified through the workplace needs analysis and worker input on the Planning and Evaluation Teams.|
|Project Duration: ||7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012|
|Contact: ||Olivia Steeleosteele@doe.mass.edu|
|Phone Number: ||(781) 338-3858|
|Date Due: ||
Thursday, May 12, 2011.|
Proposals must be received at the Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on the date due.
|Required Forms: ||
- Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
- Part II Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.) -Instructions
- Budget Narrative (Narrative designed by applicants.)
- Part III - Required Program Information (Submit through the SMARTT Program Planning Module.)
Statement of Assurances for Workplace Education
- Schedule B - Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule
Schedule C - Statement of Participation and Support (if appropriate)
|Additional Information: ||
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 two (2) sets of the application each with the original signature in blue ink of the Superintendent/Executive Director/President.
Adult and Community Learning Services
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street 3rdFloor
Malden, MA 02148-4906