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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Expanded Learning Time Summer Program Grant
Fund Code: 225-A

MEMORANDUM

To: Expanded Learning Time (ELT) Superintendents, Principals, ELT Coordinators and Grant Contacts
From: Kenneth Klau, Acting Manager of School Redesign
Date: May 16, 2011
Subject: Availability of FY2011 Funds for Proposed ELT Summer Programs

Dear Superintendents and Principals:

I am pleased to notify you of the opportunity to apply for additional FY2011 ELT funds to implement summer programs in your ELT schools. Due to the limited funds available, we anticipate funding three to four proposals for up to $40,000 per proposal.

Districts may apply to implement:

  1. a school-based summer program held either at the beginning or the end of the summer; or
  2. a summer program integrated into an existing community-led summer program.

Given the limited funds available, the Department envisions a two-week school-based summer program. For a summer program that will be integrated with and supplemented by either an existing school or community-based organization, additional funding sources may enable the program to operate for a longer period of time. These funds must be expended by August 31, 2011.

To be eligible for consideration, districts must respond to the RFP entitledExpanded Learning Time Summer Program Grantunder Fund Code 225-A and submit a narrative, budget, a sample schedule, and a planning timeline. Preference will be given to proposals that align with and extend the approach to academic support that ESE and Massachusetts 2020 have promoted through their ongoing technical assistance to ELT schools, as well as proposals that demonstrate the stated ELT Expectations for Implementation.

To assist districts in applying for this opportunity, we have conducted a webinar on Thursday, May 5, 2011. (The webinar also covered the renewal process for the non-competitiveFY2012 School Redesign: Expanded Learning Time Implementationgrant.) We have also included below some resources that you may find useful, including a more detailed distinction between the two types of summer programs, as well as sample schedules, time totals, and budgeting scenarios.

The RFP is due to the Department no later than May 20, 2011, and we will respond to all proposals by May 31, 2011. If you have any further questions, please contact us at redesign@doe.mass.edu.



Last Updated: May 17, 2011
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