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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2023: Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 for State Correctional Education Agencies

Fund Code: 306


Title I, Part D, also called The Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent or At Risk, provides Subpart 1 Title I funds to state educational agencies that operate educational programs for youth in adult correctional facilities and for children and youth in the Department of Youth Services.

Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 grants assist state educational agencies in preparing students in custody ages 12–21 (*22 if eligible and still under a valid IEP) for successful transition to education, training, or employment post-incarceration by achieving the program objectives and outcomes outlined on pages 110–111 of the Massachusetts ESSA State Plan .


A state agency providing corrections education to children and youth is eligible to receive funds based on criteria established by the United States Department of Education (USED). Eligible agencies in Massachusetts include County Houses of Correction, the Department of Youth Services, and the Department of Corrections. Agencies provide a count of eligible students to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on an annual basis that is then used to determine allocation amounts. Grants are then awarded to each agency after approval of the grant application.

Funding Type:

Federal CFDA # 84.013


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.

SiteOctober 2020
Eligible Student Count
Bristol Co. Sheriff's Office40.28$105,933
Department of Youth Services262.5$690,350
Essex County Sheriff's Dept42.49$111,745
Hampden Co. Sheriff's Office37.2$97,832
Fund Use:

To supplement, not supplant, state or locally funded educational programs by providing the following educational offerings:

  • Supplemental instruction in core subject areas, (e.g., reading, math)
  • Transition services, which must comprise 15–30% of the total award
  • Vocational training that includes academic integration
  • Career counseling and advising, workforce education and preparation
  • HiSET or GED Test Preparation
  • English as a second language
  • Family and community engagementi and preparation for reentry
  • Professional development
Project Duration:

Upon Approval through August 31, 2023

Program Unit:

Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)


Yvonne Gittelson

Phone Number:

(781) 338-3852

Date Due:

Thursday September 29, 2022

Required Forms:
Additional Information for Colleges/State Agencies:

State Agencies with ISAs: Waiver filed with ANF to reduce the amount of indirect charged to these grant funds in MMARS. It is the responsibility of the applying entity that is a state agency to file an indirect waiver request with ANF and send a copy of the approved request to CTR. DESE cannot request indirect waivers on behalf of state agencies. (See Fund Use section for more info; See Additional Information for Colleges/State Agencies section for the ANF Waiver Request Form)

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

Submission Instructions:

Submit all required grant materials through EdGrants

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

FY23 306 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 / Coversheet with Superintendent's signature as well as Schedule A form, if applicable to your district. 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, Information and Trainings.

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.

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Last Updated: September 12, 2022

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