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Grants to Massachusetts Schools Districts in Eligible Municipalities
for Programs to Support Bilingual Education Programs

Gateway City Grants for High Quality, Intensive English Language Learning Programs

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)

Deadline Date:

12/03/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Massachusetts schools districts in eligible municipalities for programs to support bilingual education programs for children and youth learning English. Funding is intended to support innovative and new programs and to provide an opportunity for districts to create a more culturally and linguistically diverse workforce. Competitive priority will be given to districts and schools in chronically underperforming status and the Strategic Transformation Region. This competitive grant program is open only to eligible applicants in the commonwealth's 26 Gateway Municipalities as defined by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 23a, Section 3a and have 100 or more ELs. These include Attleboro, Barnstable, Brockton, Chelsea, Chicopee, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, New Bedford, Peabody, Pittsfield, Quincy, Revere, Salem, Springfield, Taunton, Westfield, and Worcester.

There are four goals for the grant. Districts may apply for funding to fulfill any one or more of the four goals:

  • Goal 1: Development and/or implement an alternative bilingual ELE program for English learners.
  • Goal 2: Create (and cultivate) or continue a "grow your own" bilingual education hub that would support and encourage statewide initiative and collaboration, improve the Bilingual Education educator pipeline, share knowledge to accelerate the adoption of proven and recognized programmatic models for English learners, and develop successful models that can be replicated for years to come.
  • Goal 3: Establish or improve multilingual libraries that provide an effective, balanced, and substantial collections for as many ethnic, cultural, and linguistic group of students in the community as possible.
  • Goal 4: Develop and Implement High School Academies (during winter and spring during or after school, and/or summer vacation) that would challenge high school English learners (grades 9–12) to improve academic achievement with an emphasis on English language learning skills and, if applicable, primary language learning skills for bilingual academies, both of which are 21st century skills.

Priorities for each of these goals can be found on the URL for Full Text, see below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184754

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Goal 1: Approximately $300,000 will be available for Goal 1

Goal 2: Approximately $300,000 will be available for Goal 2

Goal 3: Approximately $200,000 will be available for Goal 3

Goal 4: Approximately $200,000 will be available for Goal 4

Term of Contract:

Project Duration:
- School Year: FY2022: Upon approval through 6/30/2022
- Summer: FY2023: 7/1/2022 – 8/31/2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
This competitive grant program is open only to eligible applicants in the commonwealth's 26 Gateway Municipalities as defined by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 23a, Section 3a and have 100 or more ELs.

Applicants must: Commit to submitting program progress and outcomes to DESE, using templates DESE will provide.

Commit to presenting and/or sharing grant funded work upon request from DESE.

Participate in program evaluation determined by DESE to assess the grant program's effectiveness and gauge grant impact, including the effectiveness of the partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education.

Pre-Application Information:

Date Due:
Friday, December 3rd, 2021
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.

Applicants will receive a confirmation when the materials are received. Early submission is strongly encouraged to ensure the complete application is received and confirmed by 5:00 pm on the due date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit proposals and direct questions to:
Diana Gentile
diana.gentile@mass.gov
Phone Number:
(781) 338-3584

Grant Coverage Areas:

Attleboro, Barnstable, Brockton, Chelsea, Chicopee, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, New Bedford, Peabody, Pittsfield, Quincy, Revere, Salem, Springfield, Taunton, Westfield, and Worcester

Funding or Pin Number:

181

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts

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