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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2022: Special Support Earmark III

Fund Codes: 196/197/198

Purpose / Priorities:

The purpose of this RFP is to administer state legislative earmarks to Public School districts as outlined in An Act Relative to Immediate COVID-19 Recovery Needs.

Funding Type:

State Funded Legislative Earmark


Approximately, $4,835,000 is available across these three accounts, fund codes 196, 197, and 198 for various earmarks to public schools.

Section 2A. The sums set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the federal COVID-19 response fund established in section 2JJJJJ of chapter 29 of the General Laws and the Transitional Escrow Fund established in section 16 of chapter 76 of the acts of 2021 for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act, and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year in which the sums are disbursed. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items. These sums set forth in this section shall be made available until June 30, 2027.

Fund Use:

As described in An Act Relative to Immediate COVID-19 Recovery Needs.
Accounts: 7010-0013 (Fund Code 196)
7010-0015 (Fund Code 197) and
1599-2058 (Fund Code 198)

Project Duration:

7/1/2021 – 6/30/2022*

These earmarked funds can be utilized from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027.

If you do not intend to use any funding in FY2022 (1/1/2022 - 6/30/2022) do not apply for this grant funding until the FY in which you intend to obligate and expend the funding.

Program Unit:

Center of Administration & Finance / Grants Management / Program Units as assigned.


For questions regarding EdGrants submission contact the Grants Management Unit at (781) 338 - 6595.

For questions regarding use of funds / budgeting contact Jessica Leitz, Director of External Partnerships (781) 338-3103 or Bill Bell, Senior Associate Commissioner for Administration & Finance (781) 338-6528.

Date Due:

As soon as possible, as these Earmarks can have a 7/1/2021 start, if needed by the earmark recipient.

Earmark recipients can choose to wait and apply for these funds in FY23 through FY27 as needed.

Required Forms:
Additional Information:

If you have any questions regarding the funds earmarked in this account, please contact the state legislative contact on this funding. Grants Management can assist with submission in EdGrants.

Submission Instructions:
  1. Log in to EdGrants
  2. Register to the Funding Opportunity: ESE - FY22 Fund Code 196 [or 197 or 198] Special Support Earmark III
  3. Create the project and name it "FY22 196 [or 197, or 198] Applicant / LEA 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.

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 in order 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: January 24, 2022

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