This state-funded competitive grant program provides funds to support the operation of Reading Recovery training sites.
This grant supports:
Districts with a Reading Recovery program that includes ongoing professional development support in early literacy intervention for implementing teachers; and ongoing documentation and evaluation of results, including subsequent referral to special education, retention, or long-term services.
Educational collaboratives, along with school districts that are Reading Recovery training sites, to support a Reading Recovery regional training site for ongoing professional development in early literacy intervention for implementing teachers; and ongoing documentation and evaluation of results, including subsequent referral to special education, retention, or long-term services.
Competitive priority will be given to districts and schools in chronically underperforming status and the Strategic Transformation Region.
Districts and educational collaboratives may apply. Only Reading Recovery Training Sites as defined by the Reading Recovery Council of North America are eligible. To be considered eligible, applicants must assure that they will comply with DESE's evaluation of this grant's impact. See "Additional Information" below for details.
Approximately $600,000 is available through state funds.Funds will be allocated to Reading Recovery training sites, with priority given based on the number of Reading Recovery teachers and schools that will be impacted at the given site.
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.
Funds must be used for professional development for Reading Recovery teachers. In addition, funds may be purchased to use the DIBELS data system.
Regional training sites may request funds for training teacher leaders, teacher leader affiliation fees, and teacher leader institute travel.
If funds are intended for teacher leader training, before submitting a grant proposal, an application must be on file with the Massachusetts Teacher Leader Training Site.
Upon approval — 6/30/2022
Center for Instructional Support/Office of Literacy and Humanities
Friday, November 5, 2021
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page
Part II — Budget Detail Workbook
Part III — Program Information
Part IV — Signed Assurance Page
Recipients of this grant must comply with DESE's evaluation procedures as outlined below, as enabled by law. Recipients are required to:
Submitted data will be compared to measurable goals and benchmarks established by DESE. In some cases, DESE contracts with third-party, independent researchers selected as part of an open competitive bidding process to analyze data collected from grant recipients. In some cases, Department staff conducts research directly. Department research staff may access and analyze submitted data. In any case, all reported analyses will protect the identities of students, educators, schools, and districts. Analyses will be reported in the aggregate to meet state and federal confidentiality laws. Identities of districts and schools will not be reported.
Complete proposals must be received via email to Susan Kazeroid by 5:00 PM on November 5, 2021
Awarded Recipients: Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget and Part I in EdGrants. Once selected, recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.
Last Updated: October 20, 2021
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