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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2014

Adult Basic Education Transition to Community Colleges
Fund Code: 668

Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to provide a foundation of services within Massachusetts community colleges that enable adult learners to transition into and, ultimately, complete postsecondary education.
Priorities: The priority is to support programs in community colleges that:
  1. successfully enroll and retain adults who were enrolled previously in ESE funded adult learning programs (e.g., Community Adult Learning Centers and Adult Basic Education Programs in Correctional Institutions);
  2. are fully integrated into the community college;
  3. ensure the full integration and participation of the transitioning students into the college community;
  4. use a cohort model to promote student membership in a learning community;
  5. engage students in the development and ongoing review of individualized education and career plans that inform the students' participation in all aspects of the program; and
  6. provide instruction (i.e., academic and other college-readiness skills) and advising support to ensure that students function successfully in postsecondary education and training programs including vocational certificate and associate's degree programs.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants are the community colleges funded in FY2013.
Funding: See Table 1 - Funding Allocations
Fund Use: Funds must be used for transition services that are designed in accordance with the Guidelines for Effective Transition to Community College Programs.
Project Duration: 7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014
Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services
Contact: Cheryl Ransom
Phone Number: (781) 338-3876
Date Due Friday, June 14, 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 Word Document  Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
  2. Download Excel Document  Part II Budget Detail Pages (Include both pages.) - Instructions
  3. Budget Narrative (To be developed by applicants)
  4. Download PDF Document Download Word Document  Part III - Required Program Information
  5. Download PDF Document Download Word Document  Statement of Assurances
  6. Download Excel Document  Schedule B - Cost Sharing or Matching Schedule
Additional Information:
  1. Download PDF Document Download Word Document  Guidelines for Effective ABE Transition to Community College Programs
  2. Download PDF Document Download Word Document  ABE State Director Letter
Submission Instructions: Submit two (2) sets of the proposal, with an original signature of the Community College President (in blue ink) on two sets.

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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