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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2014

Fund Code: 647-B1A
Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers - Expanded Learning Time

Funds Allocated: $ 1,000,000 Federal
Funds Requested: $ 2,108,750
Purpose: The purpose of the federally-funded Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) - Expanded Learning Time (ELT) Grant is to support time during an expanded school day and/or school year for students in grades K-12 that provides creative and engaging academic enrichment opportunities that will help to close proficiency gaps, and support college and workforce readiness and success.

Funded schools must offer a minimum of 300 additional hours of structured learning time beyond the state required hours for all students as part of their required school year starting in fiscal year 2013-2014 (FY14).

Funding priority was given to applicants:
  1. Proposing a year-round school model or at least a substantial amount of time for all students during the summer.
  2. Proposing to implement ELT in a school designated as Level 3, 4, or 5 under Massachusetts' district and school accountability and assistance system.
  3. Proposing to implement ELT in a school that has feeder or receiving schools also with ELT.
  4. Proposing grant activities that will be implemented with a strong partnership between the school district and at least one community-based organization (CBO) or other public or private entity.
  5. Proposing the use of blended learning strategies.
  6. Proposing creative labor management compensation structures that help to minimize the overall costs of implementing ELT.
Number of Proposals Received: 11 schools
Number of Proposals Recommended: 5 schools
Number of Proposals Not Recommended: 6 schools
Result of Funding:This funding will enable five schools in three districts to implement programs and activities during an expanded school day and/or school year that provide students with additional engaging core content instruction, project-based and or service-learning experiences, and opportunities for academic enrichment. In addition, teachers will have more time for common planning and professional development to make better use of available student data that informs instruction, interventions, and enrichment. These schools will also engage with various community partners to support students' learning, and social/emotional and physical development. Approximately 230 teachers serve approximately 3,000 students in these schools. Grant awards per school range from $123,500 to $317,000.
RecipientAmount
Boston Public Schools: Joseph Lee School$279,000
Fall River Public Schools: James Madison Morton School317,000
Lawrence Public Schools: Arlington Middle ($123,500), Parthum Elementary ($153,000), and Guilmette Elementary School ($127,500)404,000
Total Federal Funds$1,000,000


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Last Updated: June 13, 2013
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