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Grants to Massachusetts Public and Charter Schools for Professional Development and Instructional Materials

Expanding High-Quality Instructional Mathematics Materials


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Funding Source
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts

Important Dates
LOI Date: 06/01/23
Deadline: 06/14/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Massachusetts public and charter schools for professional development and instructional materials. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to cover costs associated with the adoption of core instructional materials for mathematics, as well as initial professional development for educators to implement those materials.

The purpose of this competitive grant is to provide funding for districts to purchase high-quality core mathematics instructional materials. This grant will support districts to purchase new adoption of core instructional materials (student books, digital resources, teacher materials, and professional learning) for mathematics, as well as initial professional development for educators to implement those materials. High-quality core curricular materials for any grade, Kindergarten through grade 12, are eligible.

DESE seeks to award Expanding High-Quality Instructional Mathematics Materials grants to entities (e.g., districts, charter schools, collaboratives, approved special education programs) that:

  • Demonstrate a pre-existing priority on mathematics, which the new curricular materials directly support, and evidence that implementation of the new resources will be sustainable;
  • Conducted an intentional and inclusive process to select the new curricular materials that meet local needs and priorities;
  • Articulate a plan to provide robust, ongoing, and embedded support for educators who are expected to use new curricular materials;
  • Will advance culturally responsive practice as part of implementing new curricular materials.

Funds may be used toward:

  1. Purchase of new high-quality core curricular materials for mathematics in any grade or grade span.
  2. Foundational professional development to prepare all educators for the implementation of the materials at all participating schools.

For additional information about fund use see the Full Grant Text RFP link.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
All Massachusetts public school districts, charter schools, collaboratives, and approved special education programs are eligible to apply.

Competitive priority will be given to:
- Districts and Schools participating in the Evaluating and Selecting High-Quality Instructional Materials Network during the 22-23 school year for Mathematics.
- Entities that are currently implementing mathematics instructional materials that do not meet expectations for high quality based on a third-party review and are planning to replace those with high-quality instructional materials.
- Entities that will be implementing the new core curricular materials in multiple grade levels.
- Districts and schools in chronically underperforming status in Strategic Transformation regions
- Districts with at least one school; or schools that are identified:
a. as requiring assistance in the state accountability system based on 2019 or 2022 data and/or
b. with an overall accountability percentile of 20 or below based on 2019 or 2022 data.
- Districts whose total student population is comprised of 10% or more students identified as Multilingual Learners.
- Districts that serve a population of students of which over 50% are identified as Low-Income.

Funds may not be used for:
- Stipends of any kind as they are not funded through this grant
- Technology (e.g., iPads, headphones, smart boards)
- Substitute costs, teacher stipends, consultants, or staffing
- Manipulative Kits
- Pilot or Field Test Materials

Pre-Application Information
All applicants must submit a statement of intent with a preliminary budget by Thursday, June 1, 2023.

The application due date is Wednesday, June 14, 2023, by 5 pm.

Questions may be submitted by May 15, 2023.

The applicant is responsible for the remaining 10% and all other purchasing costs, including any and all costs to continue using the materials beyond the 22-23 school year.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum award for any LEA is $150,000.

Term of Contract
Project Duration: Upon Approval – 6/30/2024

Contact Information

Please email the required application forms, attached to a single email, to, with the subject line: FC 164 - Expanding High-Quality Instructional Mathematics Materials: "District Name"

Any grant-related questions must be emailed to Please use the subject line: FC 164 - Expanding High-Quality Instructional Mathematics Materials Question.

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