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Grants to Massachusetts school districts for programs to promote equity in education. Focus areas include early literacy, inclusion and co-teaching for English language learners and students with disabilities, expanded learning time, and retaining and recruiting administrators and educators in hard-to-staff schools and positions.
The purpose of this three-year combined state and trust funded competitive grant is to address persistent disparities in achievement among specific student groups, improve educational opportunities for all students, share best practices for improving classroom learning and support efficiencies within and across school districts (Student Opportunity Act, 21st Century Education Program, Section 16A: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2019/Chapter132).
With an emphasis on improving equity and closing gaps, this competitive grant prioritizes the adoption of evidence-based programs that have proven to improve educational opportunities for all students. This grant will support the development or enhancement of district efforts to implement the following Evidence-Based Program (EBP) areas:
Support effective implementation of a particular district-determined EBP.
Priority will be given to:
Funds may be used to support programming costs including staff salaries, stipends, staff planning time as it relates to the grant, contracts, high quality instructional materials, costs related to professional development and training activities, and other expenses associated with implementing grant funded programming.
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Estimated Size of Grant:
Project Duration: Upon Approval through 6/30/2023, with annual renewals based on approval for FY24 and FY25.
Submit applications documents via email to the address above.