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The Department is supporting two funding opportunities from the required 1% set asides from ARP-ESSER funding (approximately $36 million) for afterschool and summer programming.
Lead Applicant Focus of Community-Based Organizations (with districts as partners)
ASOST-Rebound (ASOST-R) Subgrant Grant: A competitive grant (Fund Codes 409-410) to fund several regional or statewide non-profit entities with the ability to subgrant and provide wraparound support to afterschool and out-of-school time (ASOST) providers. The overall goal of this grant is then to help ASOST programs rebound and strengthen quality of services from impacts of COVID-19 and thereby improve learning and social-emotional outcomes and access to enrichment opportunities for youth impacted as well.
Grant Program with Lead Applicant Focus of Districts (with CBOs as partners)
Development and Expansion of High Quality Summer Learning Grant: A competitive grant (Fund Codes 527-525-523) geared to school districts to support the development and expansion of high quality, comprehensive summer learning programs to address both the academic and social-emotional impacts of COVID-19.
The Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Quality Enhancements (ASOST-Q) Grant Program (Fund Code 530 ) is a program funded through state line item 7061-9611. The purpose of this grant program is to enhance ASOST programs and services to improve the academic, physical, social, and emotional wellness of public and non-public school-age youth during the school year and the summer months. The priorities of the grant are to improve the quality of ASOST programs and services by supporting:
The Increased Access to Quality Afterschool and Summer Learning programs (Fund Code 528) is also funded through state line item 7061-9611. The purpose of this grant program is to increase access to quality afterschool and summer learning programs. The priorities of the grant are to:
The Development and Expansion of High Quality Summer Learning Programs (Fund Code 527) is funded through state line item 7061-9814. The purpose of this grant program is to increase access to quality afterschool and summer learning programs. The priorities of the grant are to:
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