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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2022: High School Equivalency Test Centers

Fund Code: 850


The purpose of this state-funded grant program is to assist in the day-to-day operation of High School Equivalency Test Centers (HSE) including, but not limited to, the cost for test administration, special needs, and technology upgrades.


The priorities for use of these funds must be in the areas of test center materials, technology, and staffing (including special needs) and COVID related PPE.


Only approved HSE Test Centers are eligible to apply. Refer to Attachment 1 that lists approved HSE Test Centers and funding amounts available for each center

Funding Type:



Approximately $230,558 is available for this grant.

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.

Fund Use:

Funds must be used in any or all of the following areas if needed.

  • Non-Instructional Materials — testing materials and office supplies/equipment.
  • Staffingfor both Regular and Special Accommodation needs
  • COVID Related PPE
Project Duration:

Upon approval (no earlier than 7/1/2021) – 6/30/2022

Program Unit:



Michael Farma


(781) 338-3836

Date Due:

Monday June 5, 2021

Applications for grant recipients that are state agencies (use the state's accounting system MMARS) are encouraged to submit applications no later than Friday, May 14, 2021 to allow sufficient time to process ISA's.

Required Forms:
Additional Information:
Submission Instructions:

Submit all required grant materials through EdGrants.

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

FY22 FC 850 (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 (Part I signatures must be scanned uploads of wet signatures, we cannot take electronic signatures at this time.) / Coversheet with CEO/Superintendent/Executive Director 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 and Information.

Please note: It is up to the applicant 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.

This information is intended for state entities who require ISAs as part of their grant award process. Not intended for Private or Community Based Organizations.

Last Updated: March 25, 2021

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