This notice is to request your assistance in complying with state requirements.
State finance law requires state agencies to enter into contractual relationships with all grant recipients prior to the issuance of funds. Normally this requirement would be fulfilled by completing a Standard Contract Form for each grant that is issued. As an effort to reduce the amount of paperwork required to issue grants, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) initiated a process of contracting for grants through the use of a departmental Master Agreement.
The Master Agreement allows DESE to execute a single Standard Contract Form with each grant recipient. This single Standard Contract covers all grants awarded by DESE. The time period covered by the Master Agreement is 10 years. The current Master Agreement started on July 1, 2010 and ends on June 30, 2020. The new Master Agreement will begin on July 1, 2020 and end on June 30, 2030. All grants awarded starting July 1, 2020 will require a new Standard Contract.
All Grant Funding Opportunities will still be posted as RFP's on the DESE website and require completion of individual grant applications and supporting documentation in EdGrants.
We need all agency partners to complete a revised Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Standard Contract Form (SCF). This form is published and issued jointly by the Executive Office for Administration and Finance (ANF), the Office of the State Comptroller (CTR), and the Operational Services Division (OSD) for use by all commonwealth Departments for New Grants/Contracts and Grant/Contract Agreements or Renewals. The policies, procedures, and legal references outlined therein, have been incorporated by reference in the Office of the Comptroller regulations, 815 CMR 2.00: Grants and Subsidies.
This Contract Amendment/Renewal will have a new end date of June 30, 2030.
All documents must be on file with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education prior to any FY2021 grants or contracts being processed.
Please keep a copy of these documents for your records.
Both forms, each with original signatures, must be returned by January 31, 2020 to:
If you have any questions, please contact Grants Management at 781-338-6595.
Thank you for assisting the Department in complying with these state requirements.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370
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