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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2014

Adult Basic Education Instructional Programs for Incarcerated Adults
Fund Code: 285/563

Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to establish free access to highly effective adult basic education services for eligible undereducated and limited English proficient adults in correctional institutions.
Priorities: The priority is to support educational programs in state and county jails and correctional institutions that:
  1. provide eligible adult participants with a continuum of high quality instructional and support services below the postsecondary level, from basic literacy or beginning English language proficiency through the skill level expected of a high school graduate;
  2. provide instructional, advising, and support services based on the needs and assets that have been identified within the institution;
  3. provide a highly qualified staff who (a) have mastery of the content they teach, (b) are prepared to employ effective teaching methods based on research and evidence based practice, and (c) are prepared to implement a curriculum aligned with the standards and benchmarks in the Massachusetts Adult Basic Education Curriculum Frameworks;
  4. provide high quality services of sufficient intensity and duration to be effective in assisting adults to develop the academic and other college and career readiness skills needed achieve their goals within the institution and upon release as family members, workers, community members, and life-long learners;
  5. serve adults most in need of literacy and English language skills;
  6. services; and
  7. demonstrate a firm commitment to the continuous improvement of programs and staff.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are currently funded recipients.
Funding: See Table 1 - Funding Allocations
Fund Use: Funds must be used for ABE instructional services for incarcerated adults.
Project Duration: Fund Code: 563 7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014
Fund Code: 285 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014
Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services
Contact: Beverly Rosario
Phone Number: (781) 338-3845
Date Due: Fund Code: 563 Friday, June 14, 2013
Fund Code: 285 Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Proposals must be received at the Department no later than 3:00 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 and Match Narratives (Narratives designed by applicants.)
  4. Download PDF document Download MS WORD Document  Part III - Required Program Information - (Submit hard copies only)
  5. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  Statement of Assurances
  6.  Download MS EXCEL document  Schedule B - Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule
Additional Information:
  1. SMARTT Manual - FY2014
  2. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  ABE State Director Letter
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 3rd Floor
Malden, MA 02148-4906

Last Updated: August 1, 2013
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