Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2017

Expanded Learning Time Implementation Grant
Fund Code: 225

Purpose:This state funded grant program provides financial assistance to local school districts with schools that have approved Expanded Learning Time (ELT) implementation plans. All participating schools must increase the amount of time in their schedules so that they are operating at least 300 more hours longer than is average for students in other schools within the district.
Priorities: Provide resources that support the implementation of approved ELT implementation plans in schools to:
  1. provide more instructional opportunities in mathematics, literacy, science, and other core subjects to support student achievement;
  2. integrate enrichment opportunities into student learning; and
  3. provide adults with increased opportunities to plan and participate in professional development activities.
Eligibility:Districts awarded FY16 Expanded Learning Time Implementation Grants (Fund Code 225) are eligible.
Funding:Approximately $14,000,000 is available, subject to the final FY17 State Budget appropriation.
Funds will be allocated on a per pupil basis based on the SIMS data.
Fund Use:Salaries, stipends, contracts, instructional materials, and other expenses associated with operating expanded school schedules.
Project Duration:Upon Approval - 6/30/2017
Program Unit:Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign
Contacts: Moira Connolly
Phone Number:(781) 338- 3216
Date Due:Friday, June 3, 2016

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due via email and in original form.

Required Forms:
Download Excel Document
Budget Workbook — Part I — General Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants) and Part II — Budget Workbook (Include both district and school pages.)
Download PDF Document  Download Word Document
Part III — Required Program Information
Download PDF Document  Download Word Document
ELT Grant Assurances Document
Download Excel Document
ELT Total Annual Hours Worksheet
Download Excel Document
ELT Performance Agreement Update
ELT Collective Bargaining Documentation (provided by district)
Submission Instructions:
  1. Email one (1) complete set of all required documents in their original Word or Excel formats (please do not convert to PDF) to
    Note: Signatures are not required on the emailed versions.
    Emailed documents must be received by the Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016. and:

  2. Submit one (1) set with an original signature of the Superintendent.

    Mail to:

    Moira Connolly
    Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign
    Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    75 Pleasant Street
    Malden, MA 02148-4906