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Patrick-Murray Administration Announces Vocational Equipment Grant

The Patrick-Murray Administration, the Executive Office for
Administration and Finance (ANF) and the Department of Elementary and
Secondary Education (DESE) proudly announce the establishment of the
Vocational Program Equipment Grant. This program will expand upon the
Patrick-Murray Administration’s continuous support of strong
vocational-technical programs that prepare and connect students with
jobs in high growth sectors and their continuing education.

Attached to this email are the grant application and guidelines. The
documents will also be available shortly on ANF’s website
(http://www.mass.gov/ANF)

The purpose of the program is to allow for the upgrading and
purchasing of equipment to support and expand vocational and career
readiness programs across the Commonwealth while encouraging
partnerships between these schools, the community college system and
business and industry. This is a new opportunity that is funded at $1
million each year for five years through the Commonwealth’s capital
plan.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, an
information session will be held via conference call on Monday, March
11, at 10:00AM. The conference call number is (877)-820-7831 and the
code is 782220.

The application should be completed electronically and emailed to this
address (vocationaleqmtgrants@state.ma.us<mailto:vocationaleqmtgrants@state.ma.us>)
no later than 5:00PM on April 10th. Please do not hesitate to contact
either of us should you have any questions about this exciting
opportunity.

Tim Dodd   
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
                                                                           
Patricia Gregson
Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education

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