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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs: FY2014

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 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 FY13 School Redesign: Expanded Learning Time Implementation Grants (Fund Code 225 and 225A) are eligible.
Funding: Approximately $14,000,000 is available, subject to the final FY14 State Budget appropriation. Funding for districts is based on student enrollment at each ELT school at not more than $1,300 per pupil.
Fund Use: Salaries, stipends, contracts, instructional materials, and other expenses associated with operating expanded school schedules.
Project Duration: Upon Approval - 6/30/2014
Program Unit: Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign
Contact: Moira Connolly mconnolly@doe.mass.edu
Phone Number: (781) 338- 3216
Date Due: Friday, June 7, 2013
Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
Required Forms:
  1.  Download MS EXCEL file  Budget Workbook - Includes Part I - General - Program Unit Signature Page - (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants) - See the "Cover Sheet" in the Budget Workbook and Part II - Budget Workbook (Include both district and school pages.) Instructions
  2. Download PDF document Download MS WORD Document  Part III - Required Program Information
  3. Download PDF document Download MS WORD document  ELT Grant Assurances Document
  4.  Download MS EXCEL file  ELT Total Annual Hours Worksheet
  5. ELT Collective Bargaining Documentation
Submission Instructions: Submit two (2) sets, each with an original signature of the Superintendent/Executive Director.

Mail to:

Moira Connolly
Office of Charter Schools and School Redesign
Massachusetts Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148-4906


Last Updated: April 2, 2013
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