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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2014

HSE Test Center Grant
Fund Code: 850

Purpose: The purpose of this state-funded grant program is to assist in the day-to-day operation of General Education Development Test Centers (GED) including, but not limited to, test administration, GEDTS costs, scanning/scoring tests, special needs, and issuing required documents for the examinee and the state GED Office at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Priorities: The priorities for use of these funds must be in the areas of test center materials, technology, and staffing, including special needs.
Eligibility: Only approved HSE Test Centers are eligible to apply.
Funding: Up to $140,000 is available. The grant available for each test center is based upon the number of new registrations for calendar year 2012.
Fund Use: Funds must be used in any or all of the following areas.
  1. Non-Instructional Materials - testing materials, GEDTS contract, GEDTS fees, OSS fee.
  2. Technology - Maintenance Agreements as needed for a scanner. You must pay the maintenance cost either from this grant or other grants.
  3. Staffing - non salaried staff
  4. Special Accommodations Needs - non-salaried staff working with individuals.
Project Duration: Upon Approval - 6/30/2014
Program Unit: Adult and Community Learning Services - GED Office
Contact: Ruth E. Derfler rderfler@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-6604
Date Due: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 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. Download PDF document Download MS WORD Document  Part III - Required Program Information
Additional Information: Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  HSE Test Centers and Amounts
Submission Instructions: Submit two (2) sets, each with the original signature (in blue ink) of the College President/Superintendent/Executive Director/Authorized Signatory. (No faxes will be accepted.)

Mail to:

Ruth E. Derfler
Director, GED Testing/GED State Administrator
GED Office
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906


Last Updated: September 25, 2013
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