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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2014

Fund Code: 619
Academic Support Competitive Grant - Collaborative Partnerships for Student Success (School Year)

Funds Allocated: $ 313,690 State
Funds Requested: $ 561,711
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:
  • 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;
  • Increase student (and family) awareness on the purposefulness of their high school experience in relation to future opportunities;
  • 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
  • Create a service-learning (SL) curriculum and/or develop a college and career readiness curriculum and product to be integrated into programming, which also may or may not include an enhancement of a previous year's CPSS SL or college and career curriculum and product.
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: 35
Number of Proposals Recommended: 23
Number of Proposals Not Recommended: 12
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 high school MCAS tests. These grants will help prepare students in the Class of 2018 (grade 8) for the transition from middle to high school, as well as support students in the Classes of 2016 and 2017 (grades 9-10) 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. The school year planning and services component will be supported through Fund Code: 619. Summer services will be supported through Fund Code: 592. These spring/summer (Fund Code 619/592) programs will serve more than 1,000 students. Grant awards range from $1,159 to $28,000.
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School (Adams) $16,506
Chicopee Public Schools7,000
Everett Public Schools26,819
Fall River Public Schools15,000
Falmouth Public Schools19,042
Fitchburg Public Schools2,300
Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical School (Tyngsborough)4,500
Holyoke Public Schools10,000
Lowell Public Schools20,000
Malden Public Schools8,000
New Bedford Public Schools18,000
Newton Public Schools1,159
North Adams Public Schools17,694
Northbridge Public Schools4,600
Pembroke Public Schools14,500
Pittsfield Public Schools12,723
Quaboag Regional Schools (Warren)8,662
Revere Public Schools28,000
Salem Public Schools13,700
Somerville Public Schools15,848
Tewksbury Public Schools18,679
Wareham Public Schools17,100
Westport Public Schools13,858
Total State Funds$313,690

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Last Updated: January 7, 2014
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