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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2014

Community Adult Learning Center Supplemental Funding - Volunteer Tutoring Component
Fund Code: 340/345

Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to provide students enrolled in Community Adult Learning Centers with effective supplementary instruction provided by well-trained volunteers.
Priorities: Priorities are to:
  1. strengthen the ability of Community Adult Learning Centers to serve the students most in need of literacy; and
  2. support programs and/or collaborations that provide a comprehensive volunteer tutoring component that includes orientation, screening, training, and ongoing support for volunteers.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are currently funded Community Adult Learning Centers with Volunteer Tutoring Components.
Funding: See Table 1- Included in Funding Allocations.
Fund Use: Community Adult Learning Centers must use funds to support a minimum of a .25 FTE or a .5 FTE Volunteer Coordinator. The .25 FTE Volunteer Coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 20 tutor matches with a minimum of 12 tutors. The .50 FTE Volunteer Coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 35 volunteer tutor matches with a minimum of 24 tutors.

Applicants proposing a volunteer tutoring component in collaboration with one or more additional ESE funded programs must use funds to support a .75 or 1 FTE Volunteer Coordinator. The .75 FTE Volunteer Coordinator will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 50 tutor matches with a minimum of 36 tutors. Applicants proposing a 1 FTE Coordinator serving more than one ESE funded program will be required to maintain a minimum active caseload of 65 tutor matches with a minimum of 48 tutors. The required minimum level of active volunteers and tutor student matches must be consistently maintained at all times.
Project Duration: Fund Code: 345 7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014
Fund Code: 340 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014
Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services
Contact: Mary Agnes Murphy mmurphy@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-3857
Dates Due: Fund Code: 345 Friday, June 21, 2013
Fund Code: 340 Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Proposals must be received at the Department no later than 3:00 p.m. on the date due.
Required Forms: Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  Part III - Required Program Information - (Submit hard copies only.)
Additional Information:
  1. SMARTT Manual - FY2014
  2. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  ABE State Director Letter
Submission Instructions: Submit the Supplemental Funding application with the Community Adult Learning Center application package.
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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