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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

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 increased 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 FY2011 School Redesign: Expanded Learning Time Implementation Grants (Fund Code: 225) are eligible.
Funding: Approximately $13,900,000 is available, subject to the final FY2012 state budget appropriation. Funding for districts is based on student enrollment at each ELT school at $1,300 per pupil.
Fund Use: Salaries, stipends, contracts, instructional materials, and other expenses associated with operating expanded school schedules.
Project Duration: Upon Approval - 6/30/2012
Program Unit: Office of School Redesign
Contact: Cheryl Loiselle email address:cloiselle@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338- 3584
Date Due: Friday, June 3, 2011.
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
Required Forms:
  1. Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants) - See the "Cover Sheet" in the Budget Workbook
  2. Download MS EXCEL file  Part II Budget Detail Pages (Include both district and school pages.) -Instructions
  3. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document   Part III - Required Program Information
  4. Download PDF Document Download MS WORD document   ELT Grant Assurances Document
  5. Download MS EXCEL file     ELT Total Annual Hours Worksheet
  6. ELT Collective Bargaining Documentation (to be provided by applicant)
Additional Information: Download MS EXCEL file ELT District and School Allocations
Submission Instructions: Submit 2 sets, each with an original signature of the Superintendent/Executive Director. Mail to:

Cheryl Loiselle
Office of School Redesign
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906


Last Updated: May 26, 2011
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