Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

FY18 Open and Competitive RFP Boston Area Posted

May 26, 2017

Dear Boston ABE Program Directors: As announced in the May 2017 monthly mailing, ESE will not continue to grant ABE funding for WAITT House and USES in FY18. A portion of these funds is now being rebid to offer services in Roxbury in Boston. The purpose of this competitive grant program is to establish free access for eligible undereducated adults, age 16 and older, to highly effective adult basic education services in the Dudley Square area of Roxbury and/or to offer highly effective English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services to limited English proficient adults, preferably within or close to the South End area of Roxbury. These services must be delivered within the Boston Workforce Development region. This Boston RFP is intended for grantees currently funded by the Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) unit of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE). This RFP offers two options: The first option, Option One, is to deliver ABE services and the second option, Option Two is to deliver ESOL services. Eligible applicants may apply for both Options One and Two or one of the options. Please find more details on each option in the enclosed RFP. If you are interested in the ABE portion of this RFP, please note that priority must be given in serving the students currently enrolled in the WAITT House program Applications for the Boston RFP are due Friday, June 16, 2017. Three hard copies of the proposals must be received at the Department by 3:00 p.m. on the date due.
Sincerely, Jolanta Conway
ABE State Director

Last Updated: May 26, 2017

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