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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2025: Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 for State Correctional Educational Agencies

Fund Code: 0306


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.


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 Jails and 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

Federal grant funds must adhere to:

  • UGG (2 CFR 200)
  • EDGAR As Applicable
  • EDGAR General Fiscal Administration 34 CFR Part 76

This RFP is the governing document for these grant funds.

The amounts listed below are estimates for planning purposes. DESE will provide the state agencies listed with the final allocations after the US Department of Education issues final state allocations in May. Agencies seeking Title I, D, Subpart 1 funds should develop program budgets based on the estimated allocations below.

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.

State AgencyEstimated Eligible Student CountEstimated Allocation
Bristol Co. Sheriff's Office26$71,000
Department of Youth Services264$730,000
Essex County Sheriff's Dept27$74,000
Hampden Co. Sheriff's Office31$85,000
Fund Use:

Required to supplement, not supplant, state or locally funded educational programs by supplementing transition services, which must comprise 15-30% of the total award.

Allowed to supplement, not supplant, state or locally funded educational programs by acquiring materials or equipment, pay for success initiatives, or providing activities that concentrate on providing participants with the knowledge and skills needed to make a successful transition to secondary school completion, career and technical education, further education, or employment, such as:

  • Supplemental instruction in core subject areas, (e.g., reading, math)
  • 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 for Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 staff
Project Duration:

Upon Approval* – June 30, 2025

*The grant start date cannot be prior to DESE receiving a substantially approvable Application Submission as directed in this RFP's Submission Instructions. Goods and Services cannot be procured prior to Grants receiving and approving an application submission. Funds cannot exceed the project duration end date.

Program Unit:

Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)


Yvonne Gittelson

Date Due:

Proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024*

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on the date due. GEM$ application setup will disallow submission after the due date and time. A competitive proposal is considered submitted once the LEA Superintendent / Chief Executive Approved step is completed.

Required Forms:

The following document must be downloaded from this RFP, saved, completed, and uploaded into GEM$ under the Funding Application Shared Documents section:

Additional Information:

A Bidders' Conference will be held via Zoom on April 12, 2024, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Please email Yvonne Gittelson for the Zoom link and password.

Grant recipients must evaluate the Title I. Part D, Subpart 1 program, disaggregating data on participation by gender, race, ethnicity, and age, not less than once every three years to determine the program's effect on the ability of participants to maintain and improve educational achievement; accrue school credits that meet State requirements for grade promotion and secondary school graduation; make the transition to a regular program or other education program (e.g. adult education); complete secondary school (or secondary school equivalency requirements); and obtain employment after leaving the correctional facility or institution for neglected or delinquent children and youth and, as appropriate, participate in postsecondary education and job training. In conducting each evaluation, Title I, Part D grant recipients shall use multiple and appropriate measures of student progress.

GEM$ Submission Instructions:

The FY25 FC 0306 Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 for State Correctional Education will be submitted in our new GEM$ system. GEM$ is a cloud-based fiscal and program management grant system that will eventually phase out the use of EdGrants.

Grant applications are considered submitted when the Superintendent / Chief Executive approves the grant application in GEM$. The Superintendent / Chief Executive Approved Step allows for the organization lead to review and approve the grant application. Removing the requirement for the Part I Standard Contract Form, this step signifies Superintendent /Chief Executive sign off. Any grant budget changes requiring signature, will re-execute this step when amended signifying the organization lead is approving these changes.

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