Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2016
Fund Code: 530B
Quality Enhancements in After-School and Out-of-School Time (ASOST-Q)
|Funds Allocated:||$340,114 State|
|Purpose: The purpose of this competitive grant program is to enhance 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.
*OST refers to after-school and out-of-school time programming (including vacations, weekends, before-school, and summer)
In particular, this grant is intended to improve the quality of OST programs and services by supporting partnerships to develop, pilot, and document high-quality service-learning (SL) curricula that will help to decrease summer learning loss and increase students' social-emotional competencies.
Priorities for this grant are to improve the quality of OST programs and services by:
- Supporting OST staff to better understand and implement social-emotional learning (SEL) practices, as well as to teach social-emotional skills and competencies using SL.
- Helping OST staff to identify and plan for intentional STEM, English language arts, social studies and/or mathematics learning goals and outcomes for summer programming using SL.
- Developing high-quality summer SL curricula that will help to decrease summer learning loss and increase social-emotional competencies, and which can be replicated.
|Number of Proposals Received:||16|
|Number of Proposals Recommended:||11|
|Number of Proposals Not Recommended:||5|
|Result of Funding: This funding will support 11 districts/agencies and their partners to develop high-quality SL curricula that integrates SEL practices and teaches social-emotional skills and competencies that will be implemented during existing summer programming. Approximately 850 students will benefit from programs and services supported through this funding. Grant awards range from $30,627 to $31,000.|
|Berkshire Hills Regional School District (Stockbridge)||$30,985|
|Boston Algebra in Middle Schools Project, dba, MathPOWER||31,000|
|Cape Cod Child Development Program Inc. (Hyannis: serving Hyannis and West Yarmouth)||30,912|
|Fitchburg Public Schools||31,000|
|Mothers for Justice and Equality (Boston)||31,000|
|Neighborhood House Charter School (Boston)||31,000|
|One Hen, Inc. (Needham: serving Brookline)||30,627|
|Regional Employment Board of Hampden County - Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative (Springfield: serving Westfield)||31,000|
|Tewksbury Public Schools||30,640|
|Webster Public Schools||30,950|
|Total State Funds||$340,114|