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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2016

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

Funds Allocated:$340,114 State
Funds Requested:$484,947
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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


RecipientsAmounts
Berkshire Hills Regional School District (Stockbridge)$30,985
Boston Algebra in Middle Schools Project, dba, MathPOWER31,000
Cape Cod Child Development Program Inc. (Hyannis: serving Hyannis and West Yarmouth)30,912
Fitchburg Public Schools31,000
Groundwork Lawrence31,000
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 Schools30,640
Webster Public Schools30,950
Total State Funds$340,114


Last Updated: October 14, 2015
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