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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Workplace Education
Fund Code: 538

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.
Funding: Download PDF Document Download MS EXCEL file  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:
  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 (Submit through the SMARTT Program Planning Module.)
  5. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document   Statement of Assurances for Workplace Education
  6. Download MS EXCEL file  Schedule B - Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule
  7. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD Document   Schedule C - Statement of Participation and Support (if appropriate)
Additional Information: View HTML Page  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.

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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