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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2015

Fund Code: 530
Quality Enhancements in After-School and Out-of-School Time (ASOST-Q)

Funds Allocated:$1,681,844 State
Funds Requested:$1,926,965
Purpose: The purpose of this competitive grant program is to support quality enhancements in out-of-school time (OST) programs and services to improve the academic, physical, social, and emotional wellness of public and non-public school-age youth during the school year and the summer months.

Funding priority was given to applicants that:

  • Propose to serve youth in schools/communities with higher percentages of families with low income, as indicated at the Department's School and District profiles pages.
  • Propose to implement more time in a school or in partnership with a school designated as Level 3, 4, or 5 under Massachusetts' District and School Accountability and Assistance System.
  • Propose to serve children and youth with disabilities in inclusive settings;
  • Propose to serve children and youth who are English language learners in settings with their English-speaking peers;
  • Have developed, and plan to implement, jointly with at least one public school, non-public school, and a community-based organization(s); and/or
  • Serve at least some children who participate in the program via income-eligible subsidies from the Department of Early Education and Care, and propose quality enhancements that support the program's advancement through the Quality Rating and Improvement System.

Applicants proposed to implement quality enhancements to existing programming; provide regional/statewide professional development for OST; or develop and pilot summer Science, Technology/Engineering, and Mathematics Service-Learning (STEM-SL) curricula.

Number of Proposals Received:95
Number of Proposals Recommended:84
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:11
Result of Funding: A total of 84 organizations will receive funds to support quality enhancement activities in OST through three different grant categories. Category A - Quality Enhancements: Seventy-seven (77) organizations will implement quality enhancements to existing OST programming that will benefit over 10,000 students grades K-12. Activities supported through this grant will improve comprehensive academic and non-academic programming, strengthen partnerships, support participation of students with disabilities and English Language Learners in inclusive settings, increase family engagement, and build capacity in OST staff. Category B - Regional or Statewide Professional Development: Three (3) organizations (*indicated in the list below in italics and with an asterisk) will offer regional or statewide professional development to more than 650 OST educators and staff. Category C - STEM-SL Curriculum Development: Four (4) organizations (**indicated in the list below in italics and with double asterisks) will engage approximately 25 educators to develop and pilot new summer STEM-SL curricula with approximately 250 students K-12. Grant awards range from $6,850 to $50,000.

Action for Boston Community Development$20,000
African Community Education (Worcester)20,000
Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention (Boston)20,000
Artists For Humanity Inc. (Boston)20,000
Artworks! Partners for the Arts Community (New Bedford Art Museum)8,010
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter (Adams)20,000
BOSTNET* (Build the Out of School Network) (Boston, providing PD statewide)10,000
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (Boston)20,000
Boston Public Health Commission (Boston Area Health Education Center)19,964
Boys and Girls Club Greater Holyoke20,000
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem18,126
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston19,543
Boys and Girls Clubs of Middlesex County (Somerville)20,000
Brockton Day Nursery Inc. (Brockton)20,000
Brockton Public Schools20,000
Building Bridges Through Music Inc. (Lynn)20,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition (Wareham)15,740
Cambridge Housing Authority20,000
Cambridge Public Health Commission (dba Cambridge Health Alliance) (Somerville)20,000
Cambridge School Volunteers20,000
CitySprouts Inc. (Cambridge)10,000
Collaborative for Educational Services (Northampton)20,000
Community Adolescent Resource and Education Center (The CARE Center) (Holyoke)20,000
Community Art Center (Cambridge)20,000
Community Day Care Center Inc (Lawrence)20,000
Community Teamwork Inc. (Lowell)20,000
Doc Wayne Athletic League Inc. (Boston)20,000
Earthen Vessels Inc. (Boston)20,000
East End House, Inc.** (Cambridge)50,000
Ellis Memorial and Eldredge House (Boston)20,000
Everett Public Schools20,000
Fall River Public Schools (Fall River)20,000
Family Service (of the Merrimack Valley) Inc. (Lawrence)6,850
For Kids Only Afterschool Inc. (Salem)20,000
Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth and Families16,600
Friendly House Inc. (Worcester)19,000
Gallivan Community Center (Boston)19,995
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts** (Boston, serving Lawrence)31,443
Girls Inc. of Holyoke20,000
Girls Incorporated of Lynn20,000
Girls Incorporated of Worcester (Worcester)9,786
Gloucester Public Schools20,000
Holyoke Community College20,000
Holyoke Public Schools20,000
Housing Families Inc. (Malden)20,000
Hyde Park Municipal Building Community Center (Boston)20,000
IBA - Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (Boston)20,000
Imajine That* (Lawrence, providing PD for Greater Boston and Northeast)10,000
IS183 (Art School of the Berkshires) (Springfield)20,000
Jackson Mann Community School (Boston)20,000
Jamaica Plain Community Center (Hennigan Community Center) (Boston)20,000
John P. Holland Community Council (Boston)20,000
L.U.K. Crisis Center (Fitchburg)20,000
LEAP Self-Defense/Girls’ LEAP (Boston)20,000
Little People’s College Inc. (Fairhaven)20,000
Markman Children's Programs (Attleboro)20,000
Mass Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (Boston)20,000
Massachusetts Audubon Society** (Drumlin Farm Sanctuary) (Lincoln, serving Lowell)39,439
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Artward Bound) (Boston)20,000
Merrimack Valley YMCA (Lawrence)20,000
Mystic Learning Center Inc. (Somerville)20,000
North Brookfield Youth Center Inc20,000
North Shore Community Action Programs** (Salem Cyberspace) (Salem)49,259
Phillips Brooks House Association (Cambridge)19,800
Prospect Hill Academy Charter (Cambridge)20,000
Quaboag Regional School District (West Brookfield)20,000
Rainbow Child Development Center (Worcester)20,000
Raw Art Works Inc. (Lynn)20,000
Russian Community Association of Massachusetts (Lynn)20,000
Salem State University* (providing PD for Greater Boston and Northeast)10,000
School on Wheels of Massachusetts (Brockton)20,000
Sociedad Latina Inc. (Boston)20,000
South Shore Stars Inc. (Weymouth)20,000
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical School District (Easton)20,000
Springfield Day Nursery (dba Square One) (Springfield)20,000
Uphams Corner Community Center (dba Bird Street Community Center) (Boston)20,000
West End House (Boys and Girls Club) Inc. (Boston)19,995
Winchendon Public Schools (Winchendon)20,000
YMCA of Greater Boston20,000
YMCA of the North Shore/Cape Ann (Beverly)20,000
Youth Action Coalition (Amherst)20,000
Youth and Family Enrichment Services (Boston)20,000
YWCA Malden20,000
YWCA of Central Massachusetts (Worcester)18,294
Total State Funds$1,681,844

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