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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2017

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

Funds Allocated:$1,958,139 State
Funds Requested:$2,815,838
Purpose: The purpose of this competitive grant program is to support quality enhancements in 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.

The main priorities for this grant are to improve the quality of OST programs and services by supporting:

  • Activities that enhance one or more of the quality criteria areas outlined in the Guidelines for Quality Enhancements in After-School and Out-of-School Time Download Word Document. These criteria provide a framework for balanced, quality programming that supports the academic, physical, social, and emotional development of participants. (Category A — Quality Enhancements)
  • Regional and statewide professional development (PD), which includes networking opportunities, for OST providers. (Category B — Regional or Statewide PD)
  • Partnerships to develop, pilot, and document high-quality service-learning (SL) curricula that will help to decrease summer learning loss, increase students' social and emotional learning competencies and increase their understanding of academic skills and concepts. (Category C — SL Curriculum Development)
Number of Proposals Received:141
Number of Proposals Recommended:94
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:47
Result of Funding: A total of 94 organizations will receive funds to support quality enhancement activities in OST through three different grant categories. Grant awards range from $8,478 to $35,000. A total of 10,600 students and 1,030 educators will benefit from these grants. Category A — Quality Enhancements: Seventy-nine (79) organizations will implement quality enhancements to existing OST programming that will benefit over 10,000 students grades K-12. Activities supported through this grant will improve comprehensive academic and non-academic programming, strengthen partnerships, support participation of students with disabilities and English Language Learners in inclusive settings, increase family engagement, and build capacity in OST staff. Category B — Regional or Statewide Professional Development: Six (6) organizations (*indicated in the list below in italics and with an asterisk) will offer regional or statewide professional development to more than 1,000 OST educators and staff. Category C — SL Curriculum Development: Nine (9) organizations (**indicated in the list below in italics and with double asterisks) will engage approximately 30 educators to develop and pilot new summer SL curricula with approximately 600 students K-12.

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.$8,478
African Community Education (Worcester)20,000
Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention, Inc. (Boston)20,000
Artists for Humanity (Boston)20,000
Attleboro Public Schools20,000
Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School20,000
Berkshire Hills Regional School District**35,000
Berkshire South Regional Community Center13,854
Boston Algebra in Schools (AIMS) Project, Inc. (MathPOWER)**31,000
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc.20,000
Boston Public Health Commission (Boston Area Health Education Center)**34,985
Boston Public Schools19,991
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke20,000
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem20,000
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield20,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metrowest (Marlborough)19,700
Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County20,000
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica15,491
Breakthrough Greater Boston20,000
Brockton Day Nursery20,000
Brockton Public Schools35,000
Brookview House, Inc. (Boston)20,000
Build the Out-of-School Time Network (BOSTnet)* (Boston - providing statewide PD)20,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition19,700
Cambridge Housing Authority20,000
Cambridge Public Health Commission (Cambridge Health Alliance)20,000
Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc.20,000
CitySprouts (Cambridge)20,000
Coaching4Change (Boston)19,997
Community Art Center (Cambridge)20,000
Community Day Care of Lawrence, Inc. (The Community Group, Inc.)20,000
East End House (Cambridge)**35,000
Everett Public Schools20,000
EVkids, Inc. (Boston)20,000
Fall River Public Schools20,000
Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.20,000
Family Services of the Merrimack Valley20,000
For Kids Only Afterschool (Salem)20,000
Friends of the Rafael Hernandez School, Inc. (Boston)20,000
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Inc.**30,365
Girls Incorporated of Holyoke20,000
Girls Incorporated of Lynn20,000
GRASP, Inc. (Boston)20,000
Groundwork Lawrence, Inc.**30,232
Holyoke Public Schools20,000
Housing Families, Inc. (Malden)20,000
Hyde Park Municipal Building Community Center20,000
Imajine That* (Lawrence - providing PD for Greater Boston, Northeast, Central and Southeast)19,008
IS183 Art School (Berkshires)16,400
Jamaica Plain Community Center (Hennigan Community Center)20,000
John P. Holland Community Council, Inc. (Boston)20,000
L.U.K. Crisis Center, Inc. (Fitchburg)20,000
LEAP for Education, Inc. (Salem)20,000
Lena Park Community Development Corporation (Boston)20,000
Little People's College, Inc. (Fairhaven)20,000
Lowell Community Charter Public School14,000
Mass Mentoring Partnership* (Boston - providing statewide PD)20,000
Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership* (Boston - providing statewide PD)20,000
Massachusetts Audubon Society Inc* (Lincoln - providing PD for Boston, Greater Boston and Northeast)20,000
Melmark New England (Andover)19,400
Merrimack Valley YMCA (Lawrence)20,000
MetroWest YMCA (Framingham)20,000
Mothers for Justice and Equality, Inc. (Boston)**35,000
Mystic Learning Center, Inc. (Somerville)20,000
New Bedford Art Museum / ArtWorks!11,675
Newton Public Schools20,000
North Adams Public Schools20,000
North Brookfield Youth Center20,000
Pathways for Children, Inc. (Gloucester)20,000
Prospect Hill Academy Charter School (Somerville)20,000
Raw Art Works (Lynn)20,000
Regional Employment Board of Hampden County* (providing PD for West)20,000
Russian Community Association of Massachusetts (Lynn)20,000
School on Wheels of Massachusetts (East Bridgewater)20,000
Sociedad Latina (Boston)20,000
South Shore Stars, Inc. (Weymouth)20,000
Springfield Day Nursery (Square One)20,000
Springfield Jewish Community Center20,000
Tewksbury Public Schools**34,950
The Children's Center of Faith United Methodist Church (Methuen)20,000
The Collaborative for Educational Services (Northampton)20,000
The Community Adolescent Resource & Education Center (Holyoke)20,000
Valley Opportunity Council (Chicopee)20,000
Waltham Boys & Girls Club20,000
Waltham Public School20,000
Wareham Public Schools20,000
Webster Public Schools20,000
West End House Boys & Girls Club (Boston)19,995
Westport Public Schools20,000
YMCA of Greater Boston20,000
YMCA Southcoast (Fall River)20,000
YWCA Malden20,000
YWCA of Central Massachusetts (Worcester)20,000
YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts (New Bedford)18,918
Total State Funds$1,958,139

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