The Department is planning to host a virtual Information/Technical Assistance session via ZOOM at a date to be announced for anyone interested in applying for an FY2021 FC647 MA 21st Century Community Learning Centers Supporting Additional Learning Time Out of School Time (OST- afterschool and summer for a subset of students) and/or Expanded Learning Time (ELT-longer school day/year for all students) grant for new schools/sites. If you are interested in receiving updates on the TA session and release of the FY2021 application, please sign up using the following link: Supporting Additional Learning Time grant.
The intent of this funding is to support deeper learning by connecting students to relevant learning and enriching opportunities. These opportunities support increase student engagement through the development and implementation of academically enriching and project-based learning that build career readiness and success by addressing the academic and social and emotional learning needs of students.
Eligible applicants are school districts, cities and towns, community-based organizations (CBOs), other public or private entities, or a consortium of two (2) or more of such agencies, organizations, or entities.
Overall priority for funding will be given to applicants that meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Propose to serve students in schools designated as Title I School-Wide (SW) programs;
- Propose to serve schools with > (at least) 15 percent of students who are Economically Disadvantaged (ED), as indicated at the Department's School and District profiles page or through other documented evidence and determined by the Local Education Agency (LEA) in need of extra support.
Community based organizations that propose to serve as the lead applicant must have a demonstrated partnership with a school that meets that above eligibility criteria.
Due to the competitive nature of the grant, DESE is not able to respond to programmatic or content questions via email or telephone.
In addition to the TA Session the department will be scheduling additional Q & A sessions via conference calls to provide opportunities for applicants to ask questions in a public format. Check back for dates and registration information for the Q&A Sessions.
Potential applicants considering options for additional time should consult the following to guide planning:
Elements of Content-Rich 21st CCLC Programming
ELT Expectations for Implementation
Elements of Exemplary Programs
RFPs — FY2018–FY2021
For FY2018–FY2021 programs (September 2017–August 2021):
- FC 645 (Continuation Funds): FY2021 | FY2020 | FY2019 | FY2018 |
- FC 647 (New Sites — Competitive): FY2020 | FY2019 | FY2018 |
- FC 646 (Exemplary Programs — Competitive): FY2021 | FY2020 | FY2019 | FY2018 |
- FC 644 (Summer Enhancement Grants — Competitive & Continuation): FY2021 (Summer 2020) | FY2019 (Summer 2019) | FY2018 (Summer 2018) |
- FC 245/244 (Enhanced Programs for Students with Disabilities — Non-Competitive): FY2020 245/244 | FY2019 244 | FY2018 245/244 |
- FC 614 (High Quality Project-Based Learning Curriculum Development & Implementation: FY2021
FC 645 (Continuation Funds): FY2020 | FY2019 | FY2018
FC 647 (New Sites ELT or OST — Competitive): FY2020 | FY2019 | FY2018
FC 646 (Exemplary Programs — Competitive): FY2020 | FY2019 | FY2018 (all prior years are for OST only)
FC 644 (Summer Enhancement Grants): FY2019 (summer 2019) | FY2018 (summer 2018)
FC 245 (New) or 244 (Continuation) (Enhanced Programs for Students with Disabilities): FY2019 | FY2018
Last Updated: September 29, 2020