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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2012

Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers - Year 2 Summer Enhancement Pilot
Fund Code: 647 B-4

Purpose: The purpose of this federally-funded Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Summer Enhancement Pilot Grant is to significantly expand innovative summer learning programs that address both the academic and developmental needs of students.
Priorities:
  • To provide a minimum 144 hours (6 hours per day for 6 weeks) of summer programming for sustained, multi-year academic and developmental benefits.
  • To serve at least as many students as were served in the applicant's program during the first year of the expanded summer program (2011). This number would continue to be 75-100 more than were served during the summer 2010.
  • To provide access to a variety of innovative and engaging summer learning opportunities that address the comprehensive needs of students and increase motivation to learn through relevant, hands-on programming.
  • To provide a blended approach of academic learning and enrichment activities. This approach should address academic as well as school transition support efforts (e.g., for students who will be entering or just transitioned into elementary, middle, or high school); college and career awareness; experiential learning (e.g., workplace internships or service-learning); science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; arts; and/or physical education.
  • To develop strong partnerships for planning and implementation efforts among schools, community organizations, and other public/private agencies in order to align and leverage resources, improve program quality, and develop shared outcomes for success.
  • To provide innovative shared professional development opportunities for teachers, administrators, and community-based partners.
Eligibility:Eligible entities are FY2011 recipients of a Massachusetts 21st CCLC Fund Code 647-B 4 Summer Enhancement Pilot. These entities are the following:
  • North Adams Public
  • Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings, and Recreation
  • Triton Regional School District
  • Wareham Public Schools
Funding:Approximately $370,000 is available. Eligible entities may submit only one (1) application and may apply for up to $92,500 to serve students at one (1) site.
Fund Use:Funds must be used solely to support the priorities of Summer Enhancement Pilot. Funding must be used to supplement and not supplant other funding and programs.

NOTE: If a grantee serves significantly fewer students than proposed in the grant application, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) may request the return of such funds or withhold an appropriate amount of funds not yet paid.
Project Duration:Upon Approval - 8/31/2012
Program Unit:Learning Supports and Early Learning (OLSEL)
Contact:Karyl Resnick kresnick@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338-3515
Date Due: Friday, April 13, 2012
Competitive proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
Required Forms:
  1. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
  2. Download MS EXCEL document  Part II Workbook - Budget (II-A) and Budget Narrative (II-B)*
    (Print and mail with the application all four budget and budget narrative pages. See important opening instructions below.)
  3. Download PDF document Download MS WORD Document  Part III - Required Program Information
  4. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  Addendum A - Planning Team

*Note: The Budget and Budget Narrative Workbook is a Microsoft Excel file which includes macros that enable the workbook to compute totals and summary tables.

  1. For Microsoft Office 2000/2003, you may need to change the security setting in Excel before opening the file. In Excel, click 'Tools', 'Macro', and then 'Security'. When the dialog box appears, change the security setting to 'Medium' and then click 'OK'. You can now open the budget file.

  2. For Microsoft Office 2007, you must save the workbook as an earlier version of Excel (.xls not .xlsx).

Additional Information:
  1. Students must enroll during the summer to attend the full day as well as length (number of days and weeks) of the Summer Enhancement Pilot.
  2. The district/site must commit to participating in a comprehensive evaluation component to measure the impact these summer programs have on students and teacher development. Input and feedback from grantees will be factored into the final plan for the evaluation.
Submission Instructions: Submit three (3) sets, at least one of which has original signatures and is clearly marked "ORIGINAL."

Mail to:

Karyl Resnick, Coordinator
21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906


Last Updated: March 20, 2012
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