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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2023: Special Support Earmark

Fund Code: 195

Purpose / Priorities:

The purpose of this RFP is to administer state legislative earmarks as outlined in the FY2023 state budget.


As outlined in the FY2023 state budget language associated with the DESE main admin account.

Funding Type:

State Funded Legislative Earmark


As outlined in the FY2023 state budget language approximately $3,129,000 is available.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding is to become available it will be distributed under the same guideline as listed in the initial RFP document.

Fund Use:

As outlined in the state budget language associated with the DESE main admin account.

Project Duration:

7/1/2022 – 6/30/2023

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 may have a 7/1/2022 start.

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 for DESE — FY23 Fund Code 195 Special Support Earmarks
  3. Create the project and name it "FY23 195 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, 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 24, 2022

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