Malden Awarded Two State Grants

Over $24,000 in state grants awarded to Malden for literacy and recycling programs

The Malden state legislative delegation, including Senator Jason Lewis and Representatives Paul J. Donato, Chris Fallon, and Paul Brodeur, are pleased to announce that Malden has been awarded over $24,000 in state grants for literacy and recycling programs.

Malden Public Schools has been awarded a Literacy Partnership grant in the amount of $16,963 courtesy of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The purpose of the state-funded Literacy Partnerships grant program is to support the use of Pre-K to grade 6 model curriculum units in literacy and humanities, as well as aligning curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development with the 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy.

The City of Malden will also receive a grant in the amount of $7,200 courtesy of the Patrick Administration’s new Recycling Dividends Program (RDP), aimed at helping communities maximize their current recycling, composting, and waste reduction programs.  The RDP is the newest initiative under the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Sustainable Materials Recovery Program, which was created under the Green Communities Act.

“These grants for important initiatives in the areas of child literacy and waste reduction are great examples of how our state government can be a helpful partner for our cities and towns,” said Senator Lewis.  “I’m very pleased that Malden will benefit from these investments in our education and environment.”

“Our community will benefit from these grants,” said Representative Donato.  “Children, literacy and waste reduction are important areas for the state to allocate funds.”

“Funding literacy and waste reduction initiatives goes a long way to improving our communities,” said Representative Brodeur. “Malden will make great strides in these areas and I am glad to see these funds go towards such useful endeavors.”