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Summer Learning

Below is a compilation of the Department's initiatives specifically for summer 2022 programming. For more information on each funding opportunity, please click on RFP/Additional Info or contact link. We will update this site periodically as more information becomes available.

Grant / Funding OpportunityTarget RecipientsBrief DescriptionRFP Link or Additional InfoDue DateContact
21st CCLC Summer Enhancement / Pilot Summer Internship Project 21st CCLC Districts and Community-based organizations A targeted grant to current MA 21st CCLC recipients to increase access to high quality academically enriching summer programs and pilot a summer internship program to support high school (HS) and college students interested in the education field. FY2023 Fund Code 644: 21st CCLC Summer Enhancement / Pilot Summer Internship Project Grant April 6 Karyl Resnick
Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Rebound (ASOST-R) Subgrant Community-based organizations

The following entities were awarded grants to offer opportunities for subgrants for summer (and afterschool) programming:

FY2022 Fund Codes 409/410: Afterschool & Out-of-School Time Rebound (ASOST-R) Subgrant Varies, most March/early April Allison Smith
Biggest Winner Math Challenge Select Districts The Biggest Winner Math Challenge provides a culturally affirming, engaging, rigorous online learning community for middle school students with advanced ability or interest in mathematics. Students work in small peer groups using the latest digital learning tools and engage in real world projects designed to build math mastery, teach financial literacy, enhance social emotional competency, and encourage self-expression. The program serves academically advanced math students from select districts. The Biggest Winner – Ed Inquiry N/A Thomas Zorich
Development and Expansion of High Quality Summer Learning Districts A competitive grant 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. FY2023 Fund Codes 527/525/523: Development and Expansion of High Quality Summer Learning March 25 Allison Smith
Early Literacy Tutoring and Supports Select Districts GEER-funded early literacy tutoring will continue this summer and into next school year. Districts across MA have the opportunity to partner with several vetted providers to offer tutoring and summer learning to their students. Literacy and Humanities N/A Mary Brown
Summer Acceleration Academies Districts

An Acceleration Academy is an academic program designed to accelerate student learning through engaging, standards-aligned lessons. Academies allow students to learn and build skills working intensively on one subject in small, hands-on learning environments with excellent teachers. Students benefit from small class sizes, longer uninterrupted instructional blocks, individualized attention, project-based lessons and teacher flexibility for learning time.

Summer Acceleration Academies are intended to supplement, not supplant, programming a LEA is already planning to offer over the summer, therefore Summer Acceleration Academies should take place between the end of a LEA's currently planned summer school programming and when the LEA's teachers return for the 2022-2023 school year. The focus areas for the Summer Acceleration Academies are as follows:

  • Early Literacy Academy for rising kindergartners, rising 1st graders, and rising 2nd graders
  • Math Academy for rising 3rd graders, rising 4th graders, rising 8th graders, and rising 10th graders
Competitive RFP to be posted at Grant Funding Opportunities likely in late May / early June Survey of interest due May 20 Thomas Zorich
Summer Acceleration to College MA State Community Colleges Due to the COVID pandemic, college enrollment across the nation and the Commonwealth in Fall 2020 and Fall 2021 were significantly lower as compared to previous years, particularly for Black, Latino and English learner students. The purpose of this targeted grant program is to help mitigate that issue by providing a foundation of services within Massachusetts community colleges in Summer 2022 for students in the class of 2022 (and classes of 2020 and 2021) as feasible to prepare academically for college level English and mathematics, transition effectively into and ultimately complete postsecondary education. FY2023 Fund Code 463: Summer Acceleration to College March 18 Nyal Fuentes
Summer Step Up Summer 2021 Districts The Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) will continue to support school districts to offer Summer Step Up, a program aimed at giving extra support to young learners entering school in the fall. Young children, who have had limited in-school experiences due to the pandemic, will be able to take part in summer learning opportunities developed in conjunction with community partners to help prepare them for school. With pre-school and kindergarten enrollments down over the last two years, Summer Step Up is an opportunity to engage young learners and accelerate learning to provide them a stronger foundation for academic success. Eligibility is limited to last summer's participants. N/A EEC (Jocelyn Browne )

Last Updated: May 12, 2022

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