Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
04/16/21 5:00 PM
Grants to Massachusetts school districts, cities and towns, community-based entities, and public and private organizations to provide primarily low-income K-12 students with extended education. Funding is intended to support enrichment programs that help to address opportunity and ability gaps; increase student engagement, and contribute to a well-rounded education. Grants may be used to support programming costs including staff salaries, stipends, staff planning time as it relates to the grant, contracts, instructional materials, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other expenses associated with implementing grant-funded programming.
An applicant may apply for:
No more than 10% of the funds may be used for materials and supplies, and no more than 25% for program administration. It is also recommended that up to 5% of the budget be set aside to support effective family engagement This may include a part-time Family engagement/Outreach Liaison if one does not currently exist.
GrantWatch ID#: 169149
Model 1 (OST):
- Up to $200,000 per site: For sites that will serve approximately 40–60+ students per day.
- Up to $150,000 per site: For sites that will serve approximately 25–39 students per day.
- Plus, up to an additional $10,000/site to help support transportation costs if able to demonstrate need.
Model 2 (ELT):
- School Year: $500 per pupil based on the current (SY21) enrollment at the proposed school(s).
- Summer: Up to an additional $20,000 to support a 120 hour (minimum) summer program.
- Plus, up to an additional $5,000/site if transportation is needed to support summer programming.
In years four (FY2025) and five (FY2026) grantees will receive an estimated 5% reduction in their original grant award.
Upon approval (no earlier than 07/01/2021) – 08/31/2022.
Pending budget appropriation, four (4) years of continuation funding will be available, for a total grant period of five (5) years (FY2022–FY2026). Note in years two and beyond the funding period will begin no earlier than 9/1 and conclude on 8/31 of that year.
Continued funding in years two (FY2023) and three (FY2024) will be contingent upon implementation of grant-required activities and submission of a continuation grant.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Email one complete application to email@example.com and mail one complete hard copy of Parts IIIA and B for each applicant site, excel budget pages, and completed Addendums B-E plus signed MOA to:
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
Fund Code: 647
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