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    Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

    Pathways to Family Success
    Fund Code: 661, 671, 675

    Purposes: The purpose of Pathways to Family Success (Pathways) is to build the capacity of communities to deliver coordinated and integrated family literacy and family support programming; deliver coordinated and integrated "in-depth projects" consisting of family literacy and wraparound services for adult learners and their families; and document the extent to which coordinated and integrated models get better results.
    Priorities: Priorities of this grant are to support a community partnership (or subcommittee of the partnership) that will:
    1. Provide leadership related to the coordination and integration of services for families in need including coordination with other community partnerships;
    2. Contribute guidance, resources, and other supports to an "in-depth project" for a minimum of 12 to 15 families;
    3. Use evidence-based family literacy interventions as a key component of the "in-depth project" and, as feasible, in multiple family centered settings in the community; and
    4. Provide information to complete, supplement, and/or clarify data needed for the cross-site statewide evaluation of Pathways to determine the extent to which coordinated and integrated services get better results.
    Eligibility: Eligible applicants are communities that received Pathways to Family Success funding in FY2011: Cambridge, Holyoke, Lawrence, and Pittsfield.
    Funding: Approximately $70,000.
    Fund Use:
    1. Funding must be used to:
      • Support a coordinator working to achieve the purposes and priorities of Pathways to Family Success.
      • Provide information to complete, supplement, and/or clarify data needed for the cross-site statewide evaluation of Pathways. A minimum of $3,500 must be reserved by each community.
    2. Recipients of Pathways to Family Success grants will be expected to:
      • Share information, materials, and promising practices with colleagues from other Pathways communities and other adult and family literacy programs.
      • Participate in continuous improvement activities that increase their capacity to deliver coordinated and integrated "in-depth projects" consisting of family literacy and wraparound services for adult learners and their families. These activities may take place at group meetings or onsite in the Pathways communities.
      • Provide evaluation information and data in addition to System for Management and Accountability Results Through Technology (SMARTT) data. This may include, but is not limited to, collecting data on children's language and literacy development.
    3. Recipients of Pathways to Family Success grants may be required to present to peers at the Annual Directors' Meeting and/or at the Mass Coalition for Adult Education sponsored "Network Conference 2011" in the Fall.
    Project Duration: 7/1/11 - 6/30/12
    Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services
    Contact: Kathy Rodriguez, krodriguez@doe.mass.edu
    Date Due: Tuesday, May 31, 2011.
    Proposals must be received at the Department by 12:00 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
    4. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document   Part III - Required Program Information
    5. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD Document   Schedule C - Statement of Participation and Support (if appropriate)
    Submission Instructions: Submit three sets, one with an original signature of the Superintendent or Executive Director and two copies.

    Mail to:

    Kathy Rodriguez
    MFLC Coordinator
    Adult and Community Learning Services
    Massachusetts Department of
    Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street
    Malden, MA 02148-4906


    Last Updated: April 27, 2011
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