The purpose of the competitive grant opportunity is to select an organization to serve as administrator for a summer Teacher Externship Program designed for teachers placed in externships at mainly virtual employer sites for a minimum of 50 hours, supporting the integration of instructional practices by exposing them to "All Aspects of Industry." The program will enable participating teachers to experience new and emerging technologies to ensure more rigor and relevance in their program curricula and instructional teaching methods. The Teacher Externship Program is designed for selected academic and technical high school teachers (grades 7-12) who deliver instruction to students enrolled in districts that receive Perkins funding. MassHire Workforce Boards will identify the teachers and employer sites that will participate in this summer program. The workforce boards will mainly select employer sites experiencing the skill gaps identified via the Commonwealth's "Regional Blueprint" process, which addresses labor market needs across the Commonwealth.
The Administrator of the Teacher Externship program will:
Organization with capacity to deliver all required elements of the grant with a proven record of supporting teacher professional development opportunities. Priority will be given to applicants who have administered similar programs in the past.
An approximately total of up to $400,000 will be available through federal Perkins funds.
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.
Federal CFDA 84.048
$336,000 of the Perkins dollars must be set aside for teacher stipends. The remaining $64,000 may be used to provide required services and program administration.
Upon Approval – 8/31/2022
College, Career, and Technical Education
Thursday, June, 17, 2021
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m..
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Part II — FY2021 New Budget Template (This is a budget template for the applicant to utilize while working through their final budget request in order to prepare for entering it into EdGrants. Please feel free to use this template when preparing for Application Submission. This Is Not the Budget. The actual final budget the applicant is requesting will be entered directly into EdGrants as part of the application submission process.)
Part III — Required Program Information
Massachusetts Perkins V Manual and Perkins Act
Email complete proposal in PDF format to Kerry Akashian by 5:00PM on Thursday, June, 17, 2021.
Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget in EdGrants and upload required documents. Grant recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.
Last Updated: June 9, 2021
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