FY13 Metco Grant Posting
The FY13 Metco grant application and instructions have been posted to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) website at http://www.doe.mass.edu/grants/grants13/rfp/317.html.
The per pupil allotment for instructional and support services is $3,281. Transportation allotments have been level funded.
Grant enrollment is based on each district's October 1, 2011 SIMS reporting. To ensure accurate funding for FY14, please take the time to verify your district's October 1, 2012 SIMS submission.
Participating districts are now tasked with providing a spending plan narrative, alongside a detailed budget specifying how the grant money will be expended. These new guidelines are outlined in Part III of the grant posting.
The grant due date is predated to Monday, July 23, 2012. The sole purpose of predating is to give schools with summer programs the maximum grant run. There is NO penalty for a late grant submission other than the prohibition of spending grant money prior to the district's approval date. For Metco offices closed for the summer, or just for summer vacations, you may apply when you return to school. Funding will be available once the grant is approved.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.