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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2013

Fund Code: 592
Academic Support Competitive Grant - Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success (Summer)

Funds Allocated: $ 531,911 State
Funds Requested: $ 805,515
Purpose: The purpose of the state-funded competitive grant program is the development of Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success (CPSS) to supplement existing school district resources. Created and implemented by the school(s)/district(s) and community partners with student/family involvement, each community's CPSS is expected to include the following elements:
  1. Assist students with the transition into the early high school years and serve as a part of a comprehensive intervention process to help students meet and exceed the Competency Determination standards on their initial taking of the 10th grade English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics MCAS, and on their initial taking of a high school level Science and Technology/Engineering MCAS;
  2. Increase student (and family) awareness on the purposefulness of their high school experience in relation to future opportunities;
  3. Increase school district and community partners' ability to provide school year and summer academic support in ELA, mathematics, and/or science and technology/engineering to students eligible for these services; and
  4. Develop a CPSS product (or products) to increase college and career readiness, which may or may not include enhancement of a previous year's CPSS product; create a service-learning curriculum to be used in summer programming; and/or use the Behavioral Health and Public Schools Assessment Tool.
Funding priority was given to districts and community partnerships that had supporting data showing high percentages of students who have not yet met the Competency Determination required for high school graduation and that demonstrated that their program will help to close proficiency gaps where they currently exist.
Number of Proposals Received: 32
Number of Proposals Recommended: 21
Number of Proposals Not Recommended: 11
Result of Funding:This funding will enable districts and their partners to provide small group instruction that addresses identified gaps in students' acquisition of knowledge and skills in ELA, mathematics, and/or science and technology/engineering in order to help students pass their 10th grade MCAS tests. These grants will help prepare students in the Class of 2017 for the transition from middle to high school, as well as support students in the Classes of 2015 and 2016 during their early years of high school. Programs will offer engaging and creative activities and strategies that help students to succeed throughout high school and become ready for higher education and careers. Summer services will be supported through Fund Code: 592. The school year planning and services component will be supported through Fund Code: 619. These spring/summer (Fund Code 619/592) programs will serve more than 1,000 students.

Grant awards range from $13,844 to $40,570.
Attleboro Public Schools$19,000
Everett Public Schools20,015
Fall River Public Schools25,000
Framingham Public Schools27,500
Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical School (Tyngsborough)24,019
Holyoke Public Schools38,034
Malden Public Schools40,570
New Bedford Public Schools21,080
Newton Public Schools27,399
North Adams Public Schools20,921
Northbridge Public Schools24,762
Pembroke Public Schools16,965
Pittsfield Public Schools22,500
Quaboag Regional School District13,844
Quincy Public Schools25,700
Salem Public Schools31,790
Somerville Public Schools33,752
Tewksbury Public Schools15,320
Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School (Bourne)27,640
Westport Public Schools25,600
Whitman-Hanson Regional School District30,500
Total State Funds$531,911

Program ContactExt.
Kristen McKinnonkmckinnon@doe.mass.edu6306

Last Updated: February 14, 2013
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