School Finance and District Support

FY19 Public School Military Mitigation Grant

School Finance: Chapter 70 Program
November, 2018

Application Instructions

The FY19 State Budget includes funding to support school districts that have been negatively impacted by shortfalls in federal impact aid for the children in families employed by the federal government on military reservations located within the town's limits. School districts that meet these criteria may apply for these funds in accordance with the following instructions.

  • Applicants must submit an original signed copy of the attached application Download Word Document.

  • The application must be submitted on behalf of a local district by the superintendent of schools. This award will be treated as a grant and may be expended by the school committee without further appropriation.

  • Applications must be submitted by mail to the address below, and must be received no later than the close of business on November 26, 2018.

    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Attn: Ruth Hersh
    75 Pleasant Street
    Malden, MA 02148-4906

    Fax and email submissions cannot be accepted.

  • Award amounts will be determined by the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education and will depend in part on the number of applications received and the financial need for which the award is made.

Questions regarding this grant program should be directed to Ruth Hersh at 781-338-6588 or at

Last Updated: November 5, 2018

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