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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2017

Fund Code: 320
Supplementary Support to School Districts with High Concentrations of At-Risk Students: MassGrad Promising Practices Grant - Summer

Funds Allocated:$209,000 (Federal)
Funds Requested:$209,000
Purpose: The purpose of this federally-funded competitive grant opportunity is to provide supplementary support to school districts with high concentrations of students at-risk for not graduating from high school in a summer program to combat summer learning loss. These students may have risk factors such as: expectant or parenting teen, having drug or alcohol addiction, previous contact with the courts or juvenile justice system, being at least one year behind expected grade level for the age of the individual, having limited English proficiency; being a gang member, being a former dropout, and/or having high absenteeism or chronic truancy. The priority of this grant is to provide at-risk students in grades 9-12 research-based supports that reduce the number of students dropping out of school.
Number of Proposals Received:12
Number of Proposals Recommended:11
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:1
Result of Funding: This competitive grant will support 1 charter school, 6 districts with 11 schools implementing 1-3 research-based strategies to improve student dropout rates.


RecipientsAmounts
Boston Public Schools (Boston Adult Technical Academy $20,000); (Charlestown High School $20,000); (Dorchester Academy $20,000); (West Roxbury Academy $17,500); (Urban Science Academy $20,000)$97,500
Boston Day and Evening Academy19,500
Fall River Public Schools20,000
Holyoke Public Schools20,000
New Bedford Public Schools12,000
North Adams Public Schools20,000
Wareham Public Schools20,000
Total Federal Funds$209,000


Last Updated: May 18, 2017
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