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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2013

School Redesign Grant
Fund Code: 511-767

Purpose: The purpose of this federal grant program is to provide funding for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) 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 Year 2 renewal funding in FY12 are eligible to apply for continuation of funding for the third and final year of the initial grant award.
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 3 of the original three-year award (September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013). Award amounts and budget details that differ from the originally projected total must be accompanied by a compelling rationale and evidence of alignment with the priorities and strategies outlined in the Renewal Application. A detailed FY2013 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: FY2013 School Redesign Activities/Funding: 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013.
This is the final year the grant for schools applying for Year 3 SRG funds.
Program Unit: Office of District and School Turnaround
Contacts: Erica Champagne (781) 338-3521
Date Due: Full Grant ProposalThursday, March 15, 2012.
Renewal Applications must be received at the Department by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the date due.
Other Key Information: The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education intends to announce awards of these grants on or around April 2, 2012.
Required Documents:
  1. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  SRG Year 3 Renewal Application Directions
  2. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  SRG Year 3 Renewal Application: Parts 1 and 2
  3. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  SRG Year 3 Renewal Application: Part 3
  4. Download MS EXCEL file  SRG Renewal Application: Part 4 - Budget Workbook
  5. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  Assurances and Waivers
Additional Information:
  1. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  SRG Year 3 Renewal Application: Appendices A-C. Grant Scoring Rubrics
  2. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  SRG Year 3 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:

    Erica Champagne
    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. (noon) on March 15, 2012.

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 webpage: Preparing an MS OFFICE document for the Web.

These files must arrive at the Department no later 12:00 p.m. (noon) on March 15, 2012.


Last Updated: January 31, 2012
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