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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2013

Fund Code: 702
Transition to Full-Day Kindergarten Grant

Funds Allocated: $160,000 State
Funds Requested: $180,000
Purpose: The purpose of the state-funded Transition to Full-Day Kindergarten grant is to encourage the voluntary expansion of high-quality full-day kindergarten classrooms across Massachusetts. The grant is intended to assist districts with the preparation needed during fiscal year 2013 (FY13), so that they will be able to implement full-day kindergarten at the start of the 2013-2014 school year (FY14).
Number of Proposals Received: 6
Number of Proposals Recommended: 5
Number of Proposals Not Recommended: 1
Result of Funding: This grant will support five public school districts to transition 16 part-day kindergarten sessions to become full-day kindergarten classrooms in September 2013. Awards are anticipated to create full-day kindergarten opportunities for approximately 400 students starting in September 2013. Funds will be used to support the transition to full-day kindergarten preparation efforts, including but not limited to: adjustments to curriculum, instruction and assessment practices to reflect a full-day kindergarten schedule, professional development, alignment with preschool and grades 1-3, family and community engagement, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation activities, and transition activities into kindergarten and from kindergarten into first grade.
Grant awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.
RecipientAmount
Bourne Public Schools$40,000
Hudson Public Schools50,000
Mansfield Public Schools20,000
Mendon-Upton Regional School District40,000
Scituate Public Schools10,000
Total State Funds$160,000


Program ContactExt.
Min-hua ChenMChen@doe.mass.edu6352


Last Updated: February 14, 2013
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