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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2017

Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers - Summer Enhancement Grant
Fund Code: 647-B4

Purpose: The purpose of this federally-funded competitive Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Summer Enhancement Grant is to stem summer learning loss by expanding innovative summer learning programs that address both the academic and developmental needs of students.
  • To provide a blended approach of innovative and engaging academic learning and enrichment activities that increase motivation to learn through relevant, hands-on programming.
  • To support the successful transition of students into elementary (including pre-K to K), middle and or high school.
  • To develop strong collaboration and partnerships for planning and implementation in order to align and leverage resources, improve program quality, and develop shared outcomes for success.
  • To provide innovative shared professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators, and community based partners.
Eligibility: Eligible entities are all current recipients of a fiscal year 2016-2017 (FY17) Out-of-School Time (OST) or Expanded Learning Time (ELT) Fund Code (FC) 647-A Download Word Document, 647-B1, and/or 647-B2 grant. OST sites must be planning to offer a summer program either supported with 21st CCLC or other grant funds/resources in FY17. ELT sites interested in developing or enhancing an existing summer program may choose to offer programming to a subset of students that attend or will be attending the school.
Key Grant Requirements:
  • Provide at minimum 120 total hours of programming during the summer of 2017 in one or more of the ways described below:

    • Add hours to currently planned FY17 summer program by increasing the number of hours offered each day and/or the number of days/weeks provided.

    • Sites that had planned to offer at least (or close to) 120 hours of FY17 summer programming should propose to increase the total number of students served by approximately 25 percent (as compared to previous plans for 2017).

    • Sites that received an FY16 Summer Enhancement Grant must, at minimum, offer the same number of hours for the same number of students in FY17 as in FY16.

  • In order to address summer learning loss, programs must commit to enrolling students to attend the full duration of the Summer Enhancement Program. On average, students must attend a minimum of 80 percent of the total hours offered.

  • Program must address the academic and social-emotional learning (SEL) needs of students through engaging hands-on programming that includes either project-based learning (PBL) or service-learning (SL).

  • The district/site(s) must commit to participating in an evaluation component to measure the impact these summer programs have on students.

Funding: Up to $300,000 is available.

Grantees may apply for up to $20,000/site for a maximum of two (2) sites; with additional funding options available. (See Additional Funding Options section below for information about the PBL or SL Planning and Implementation Technical Assistance option). Please note: 21st CCLC sites that received or are partnering with an agency that received FY17 FC 530 Continuation (Category C only) Quality Enhancements in After-School and Out-of-School Time (ASOST-Q) grants are not eligible for the optional Additional Funding Opportunity.
Additional Funding Option: Applicants selecting this option may apply for an additional $2,500 per site to support costs for technical assistance in planning and implementing PBL or SL for the enhanced summer program and commit to meeting the requirements detailed below. Interested grantees may select only one (1) of the additional funding options per site. If selecting SL, staff must have attended a 2-day or 4-day SL training. If selecting PBL, at minimum, one team member must have attended PBL training. These additional funds must primarily be used to pay for staff development and time to plan. Note: As part of the competitive review process should the additional funds requested exceed the capacity of the TA providers; priority will be given to the awarded sites that have not previously received similar planning and implementation support from Department.

Applicants must identify a team of 3-5 staff that consists of:
  • the program and/or site coordinator(s),
  • at least one staff person per site who will implement the curriculum during the enhanced summer program, and
  • at least one ELA or mathematics certified teacher (depending on selected SAYO academic focus — that is indicated in the Part III document's Accountability and Evaluation section).
Teams will be required to participate in the following:
  • 1/2-day On-Site Technical Assistance visit
  • Up to 4-hours of additional coaching via phone, Skype or email
  • 1/2-day On-Site Technical Assistance visit (during summer program implementation)
  • 1-day Reflective Practice Session (TBD August 2017)
Fund Use: Funds must be used solely to support the priorities of the Summer Enhancement. Funding must be used to supplement and not supplant other funding and programs. No more than 10 percent of the total budget may be used for materials and supplies.
Project Duration: Upon approval - 08/31/2017
Program Unit: Office of Student and Family Support
Contact: Allison Smith
Karyl Resnick
Phone Number: 781-338-3010
Date Due: Friday, March 24, 2017

Required Forms:
Download Excel Document
Part I / Part II — General Program Unit Signature Page (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants) / Budget Workbook

Note: Submit one budget for School Year (upon approval - June 30, 2017) and one for summer (July 1 - August 31, 2017). Please note: Planning time that will occur prior to July 1, 2017 along with materials and supplies that will be purchased for summer programming should be included in the School Year budget.

Download Word Document
Part III — Required Program Information
Submission Instructions: Email to by Friday, March 24, 2017 by no later than 5 p.m. the following:
  • Part I/II — Excel Workbook (signature page and budget/budget 4narrative) for the School Year and Summer budgets.
  • Part III — Required Program Information
  • A PDF of a printed, signed, and scanned Part I signature page, for each School Year and Summer budget requests.

Last Updated: February 6, 2017
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