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Grants to Massachusetts Schools Districts and
Schools to Teach English as a Second Language

Alternative English Learner Education Programs — All Levels

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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 school districts, schools, and collaboratives for programs that teach English as a second language. Funding is intended to develop and implement new and creative English-language programs and to offer districts the chance to promote a more culturally and linguistically diverse workforce. The program has four objectives and districts may apply for funding to fulfill any one or more of the four goals. Competitive priority will be given to districts that have been identified in need of focused/targeted support by the DESE.

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

  1. Goal 1: Development and/or implement an alternative bilingual ELE program for English learners.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

For additional information about the program goals see the URL for Full Text, below, and the links in Supporting Documents.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 194502

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

1. Goal 1: Approximately $600,000 will be available for Goal 1
2. Goal 2: Approximately $600,000 will be available for Goal 2
3. Goal 3: Approximately $400,000 will be available for Goal 3
4. Goal 4: Approximately $400,000 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:

This grant program is designed for districts, charter schools, regional schools, and collaboratives that:
- Develop and/or implement alternative programs for English learners; and/or
- Commit to become or continue bilingual education hubs; and/or
- 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; and/or
- Develop and implement English learner Education academies for high school students (during winter, spring, and/or summer vacation).

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:

Submission Instructions:
Complete proposals must be submitted by email to diana.gentile@mass.gov by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 3, 2021.

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.

TBE information: https://www.doe.mass.edu/ele/programs/tbe.html

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications and direct questions to Diana Gentile at diana.gentile@mass.gov

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906
Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370

Funding or Pin Number:

Fund Code: 187

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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