The Rural and Low-Income School Program, Title V-B(2) of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, is designed to meet the needs of rural, low-income school districts that frequently lack the personnel and resources needed to compete for federal competitive grants. These districts often receive formula allocations in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes. Supported activities must align with applicable District Standards and Indicators and Conditions for School Effectiveness. For more information on District Standards and School Conditions, see District Review Information and Accountability and Assistance System Overview.
The allowable use of Title V-B(2) funds are to carry out activities authorized under:
Currently, Provincetown Public Schools is the only eligible district in the Commonwealth.
A school district is eligible to receive funds under this program if:
Federal CFDA 84.358
The amount of funds for which the school district may apply will be sent in a separate mailing.
Grant recipient must spend funds in accordance with the district's improvement plan.
Upon approval – 9/30/2021
Resource Allocation Strategy and Planning
Monday, September 21, 2020
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:
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 the Excel version of the application workbook, scanned PDF copy of the grant assurances, and a signed / scanned PDF of Part I / Coversheet with Superintendent's signature. The final budget the applicant is requesting will be entered directly into EdGrants as part of the application submission process.
For Guidance Documents regarding EdGrants, visit EdGrants: User Guides, Information and Trainings.
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.
Last Updated: August 19, 2020
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