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Afterschool and Out-of-School Time (ASOST), Including Summer, Select Grant Programs

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Afterschool and Out-of-School Time (ASOST) — State Funds (FY2024)

The goal of this state funded (line item 7061-9611) continuation grant program under Fund Codes 528-530 is to enhance the quality of and increase access to afterschool and out-of-school time (ASOST) programs in order to improve the academic, physical, social, and emotional wellness of school-age youth during the school year and the summer months.

The main priorities for this grant are to improve the quality of and access to ASOST programs and services by:

  • Supporting activities that enhance one or more of the quality criteria areas outlined in the Guidelines for Quality Enhancements in After-School and Out-of-School Time (Category A — Quality Enhancements);
  • Increasing access to quality ASOST programs for students who have previously been underserved including but not limited to students considered as low-income, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), English learners, special education, migrant, experiencing homelessness, in foster care and/or living in rural areas (Category B — Increased Access); and
  • Providing regional and statewide professional development (PD), which may include networking opportunities, for other ASOST providers (Category C — Regional or Statewide PD/Networking).

American Rescue Plan (ARP) — Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) — Federal Funds (FY2021-2024)

The Department is supporting one final year from -ESSER funding (approximately $5 million) for afterschool and summer programming.

Contact Information:

Allison Smith
via or
or (781) 338-3010 or (781) 338-3232

or Rachelle Engler Bennett, Associate Commissioner
via or 781-338-3010

Office of Student and Family Support
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Last Updated: January 24, 2024

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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