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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2018

After-School and Out-of-School Time (ASOST) Pilot Data-Sharing Targeted Funds Grant
Fund Code: 529

Purpose: For the operation of a pilot data-sharing program designed to provide school districts with funds to partner with local community-based organizations (CBOs) and to share identifiable student data to the extent allowed by law, as described in Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (FY18) state budget 7061-9611 line item language:

"…provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation of a pilot data-sharing program designed to provide school districts with funds to partner with local community-based organizations and share identifiable student data to the extent allowed by law; provided further, that the pilot program shall be for not more than 3 years; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall recommend funds to 2 school districts for the pilot program; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis on the pilot data sharing program; provided further, that the Massachusetts afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall file a report on the effects of the pilot program on students participating in the programs partnered with the school districts with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives and the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means not later than December 31, 2018…."

Eligibility: Massachusetts based non-profit organizations. Applicants must demonstrate substantial experience with fostering partnerships between public schools and CBOs in the out-of-school time (OST) field.

Funding Type: State

Funding: Approximate up to $100,000 is available.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding is to become available it will be distributed under the same guideline as listed in the initial RFP document.

Fund Use: Funds must be used in alignment with the respective line item language, and as described in a budget, budget narrative, and required program information that is submitted to the Department's Office of Student and Family Support.

Note: Indirect costs may not be charged to this grant

Project Duration: Upon Approval - 6/30/2018 and/or 7/1/2018 - 8/31/2018

Pending budget appropriation, continuation of funding will be available for a total grant period of up to three years (FY18-FY20). Continuation funding is contingent upon implementation of grant-required activities and submission of required reporting and continuation applications.

Program Unit: Office of Student and Family Support

Contact: Allison Smith 781-338-3232

Required Prior to Grant Submission: Department Notification of Intent to Apply by Friday, March 2, 2018, by email to asost@doe.mass.edu.

Important Note: Submission of the Intent to apply does not obligate the applicant to submit a proposal nor is an Intent required, in order to apply.

Date Due: Intent to Apply: Friday, March 2, 2018

Full Proposals: Friday, March 16, 2018

Required Forms:
 
Part I* - General Program Unit Signature Page (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Download Word Document
Part I - School Year
Download Word Document
Part I - Summer
Download Excel Document
Part II* - Budget Workbook
Download Word Document
Part III - Required Program Information

*Note: Applicants must submit a separate signature page (Part I) and budget (Part II) for both school year (upon approval - 6/30/2018) and summer (7/1/2018 - 8/31/2018) activities/expenditures.

Additional Information:
  • The Department reserves the right to conduct interviews and/or ask for responses to follow-up questions with top scoring applicants (finalists) before making final decisions.

  • Questions Webinars: Due to the competitive nature of this grant program, all questions about the Funding Opportunity documents and process will be addressed during Grant Question Webinars. Any questions must be emailed to asost@doe.mass.edu (with the subject: FC 529 Question) and then a date(s) and time(s) for webinar(s) will be confirmed after question(s) are received. If you would like to listen in on any webinars, even if you did not submit a question, please also email asost@doe.mass.edu (with subject FC 529 Webinars).

  • A narrative evaluation on the funded activities and outcomes of the program is requested by the Department after the end of each of the program years by September 30th.

  • For Grant Management processes, including the Request for Funds, information about requesting funds beyond the initial payment, and additional details on managing your grant, see this webpage: EdGrants: User Guides and Information.

Submission Instructions: Email one (1) complete set of all required documents, in their original Word or Excel formats (i.e., not converted to a PDF), and email one scanned version of both Part I documents (school year and summer), to asost@doe.mass.edu by the date noted above.

Awarded Recipients: Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget and attach Part I and Part III in EdGrants. Once selected, recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.



Last Updated: February 13, 2018
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