Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2018

Fund Code: 646
Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers - Exemplary Programs Grant

Funds Allocated:$2,459,759 (Federal)
Funds Requested:$2,700,009
Purpose: The purpose of this federally-funded Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers Exemplary Programs grant is to expand and enhance a statewide network of high quality 21st Century Community Learning Centers that:
  • Support additional learning time for students in grades K-12, during out-of-school time and/or Expanded Learning Time (ELT), that provides creative and engaging academic enrichment opportunities that will help to close proficiency gaps, increase student engagement, and supports college and career readiness and success.

  • Serve as mentors, models and resources for other programs across the Commonwealth.

Note: Grants are awarded in three categories based on the level of experience, funding, and expectations. The categories are Promising (Prom.), Practitioner, and Demonstration (Dem.). For fiscal year 2017-2018 (FY18) only Promising and Demonstration site applicants were eligible to apply.
Number of Proposals Received:21 Applicants / 23 sites (13 Prom./10 Dem.)
Number of Proposals Recommended:20 Applicants / 20 sites (12 Prom./8 Dem.)
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:3 Applicants / 3 sites
Result of Funding: This funding will support districts in implementing Out-of-School Time (OST) programming and activities at 18 sites and Extended Learning Time (ELT) programs and activities at 2 schools. This programming will provide students with engaging core content instruction, project-based and/or service-learning experiences, and opportunities for academic enrichment. In addition, the funded sites will serve as mentors, models, and resources for other programs across the Commonwealth. These programs will also engage with various community partners to support students' learning, as well as support social emotional learning and physical development. Approximately 1,500 students will benefit from programs and services supported through this funding. Grant awards for funded schools range from $50,000 to $309,000.

Boston Public Schools (Eliot Innovation School [ELT])$201,019
Chelsea Public Schools (Chelsea High School [OST])86,063
Collaborative for Educational Services (Amherst Middle School [OST])140,250
Fall River Public Schools (Durfee High School [OST])89,250
Fitchburg Public Schools (LongsJo Middle School [OST])50,000
For Kids Only (Welch Elementary, Peabody [OST])140,250
Gloucester Public Schools (O'Maley Innovation Middle School [OST])140,250
Haverhill Public Schools (Haverhill High School [OST])86,063
Holyoke Public Schools (McMahon Elementary School [OST])140,250
Lawrence Public Schools (Whetherbee School [ELT])309,000
Lowell Public Schools (Bartlett Community Partnership and Lowell High School [OST])229,500
Malden Public Schools (Beebe Elementary School [OST])50,000
Pittsfield Public Schools (Conte Community School [OST])140,250
Quaboag Regional School District (Warren Elementary School [OST])97,614
Sociedad Latina (Timilty Middle School Boston [OST])140,250
South Shore STARS (Randolph Middle School [OST])140,250
Springfield Parks & Recreations (Pottenger Elementary School [OST])140,250
Whitman Hansen Regional School District (Whitman Hansen Regional High School [OST])89,250
Winthrop Public Schools (Cummings Elementary School [OST])50,000
Total Federal Funds$2,459,759