Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2021: Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) in Correctional Institutions (Continuation Grant)

Fund Code: 452

Purpose:

The purpose of this federal continuation grant is to assist state and county correctional agencies with education programs that meet the definition of career and technical education as contained in the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).

Proposed programs of study must offer a sequence of at least two courses that provide adult and/or youth offenders with coherent and rigorous educational activities that develop the academic and technical knowledge and skills required to pursue further education and/or employment in current or emerging professions and result in an industry-recognized credential or certificate.

Priorities:

The priority is to support the establishment or substantial improvement of career & technical education programs that prepare returning citizens to succeed in CORI-neutral, in-demand, career pathways with a sustainable living wage . Note: A minimum of 10% of the program budget (direct or optional match) must be used to provide professional development for academic and/or technical teachers.

Eligibility:

This is the third year of continuation grant for the four applicants listed below.

Funding Type:

Federal CFDA: 84.048

Funding:

Funding is contingent upon availability. The FY21 award for each program must be equal to or less than the FY20 award.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding becomes available it will be distributed under the same guidelines that appear in this RFP document.

CountyApplicantAmount Funded
BerkshireBerkshire County Sheriff's Office$57,000
EssexEssex County Sheriff's Office$55,407
HampdenHampden County Sheriff's Office$44,702
HampshireHampshire County Sheriff's Office$37,359
Total awarded$194,468

Subject to federal appropriation, the continuation of FY20 awards will be based on: (1) the quality of applicants' final reports, (2) description of capacity and commitment to deliver all or part of the program remotely1, and (3) the quality of their budget proposals.

Project Duration:

Upon Approval – 8/31/2021 conditionally and renewable for 1 additional year (FY22).

Renewals are subject to satisfactory performance, compliance with grant reporting requirements, the appropriation of Perkins funding, and the continuation of federal authorizing legislation.

Program Unit:

Adult and Community Learning Services

Contact:

Karen DeCoster

Phone Number:

(781) 338-3815

Date Due:

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Required Forms:
Download Word Document
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Download Excel Document
Budget Narrative
 
Required Program Information: FY20 Perkins Final Report
(Please upload your previously approved FY20 Perkins Final Report with your submission)
Download Word Document
Statement of Assurance
Download Word Document
GEPA

Submission Instructions:

Submit all required grant materials through EdGrants

In EdGrants, districts are required to create and name the project. Please use the following naming convention for your "Applicant Project Name" in EdGrants:

  • FY21 452 (Applicant Name)

All items listed under the required forms section of this RFP should be uploaded / attached in the Attachments List formlet of the Application Submission in EdGrants. This includes a signed / scanned PDF of Part I / Coversheet with Superintendent's signature as well as Schedule A form, if applicable to your district. The final budget the applicant is requesting will be entered directly into EdGrants as part of the application submission process.

  • Part I/Cover Page: Sign & Scanned Part I: Signature page
  • Document 1: Budget Narrative
  • Document 2: Required Program Information: Previously approved FY20 Perkins Final Report
  • Document 3: Statement of Assurance and GEPA (scan and upload as one PDF)

For Guidance Documents regarding EdGrants, visit EdGrants: User Guides and Information.

Please note: It is up to the district to determine who they want to add as EdGrants Front Office users to submit grant application as well as payment request information. Please review the EdGrants: User Security Controls to make informed decisions regarding assigning your district level users.

Submit all required documents in EdGrants.


1 The description will be submitted with the Statement of Assurance.

Last Updated: September 10, 2020

 
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