Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
09/30/22 5:00 PM
Grants to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations and schools for diversity programs. Funding is intended for programs that increase the diversity of teachers. Priority will be placed on programs for high school students, paraprofessional-to-teacher projects, and organizational partnerships.
The competitive Massachusetts Public K–12 Educator Diversification RFP is designed to support nonprofit organizations and institutes of higher education efforts to diversify the Massachusetts educator workforce.
Through the use of state funds, grant recipients will develop and implement thoughtful, high-impact strategies intended to both increase the recruitment and retention of effective racially and ethnically diverse Massachusetts educators.
Applicants may propose to use grant funds to strengthen existing teacher recruitment and retention programs in one or more of the following ways.
Option A: Existing Programs
Grant funds may be used to enhance and expand the organizations existing programs designed to increase the recruitment and retention of effective racial and ethnically diverse Massachusetts public K–12 educators.
Option B: New Programs
Grant funds may be used to support the development of new programs designed to increase the recruitment and retention of effective racial and ethnically diverse Massachusetts public K–12 educators.
Option C: School and District Partnerships
Grant funds may be used to develop new partnerships between the organization and Massachusetts public schools and districts (traditional public schools, districts, charter schools, career vocational technical education schools, approved private special education schools, and regional collaboratives). The partnerships must be designed to increase the school or district's diverse educator recruitment and retention efforts.
Competitive priorities for this grant will be given to:
Funds must be used to support Massachusetts efforts to create a more diverse and culturally responsive public K–12 educator workforce. Activities must be reasonable, appropriate, and consistent with all applicable state and federal requirements.
For more information on the funding purpose, see the URL for Full Text.
GrantWatch ID#: 205137
Upon approval – 6/30/2023
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For inquiries and application submission, email: CSI@mass.gov.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
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