Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2018

Fund Code: 647-B1
Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers - Supporting Additional Learning Time (for new sites)

Funds Allocated:$2,979,120 (Federal)
Funds Requested:$5,563,465
Purpose: The purpose of this competitive grant program is to support the implementation of a longer school day/year (referred to as Expanded Learning Time or ELT) and/or out-of-school time (OST) programming. Supported with federal funds, these opportunities will help to close proficiency and opportunity gaps, increase student engagement, support social and emotional learning, and promote college and career readiness and success. The Department's overarching priorities for supporting additional time through this grant include:
  • Using more time to implement innovative teaching and learning strategies that are multi-disciplinary and support students in all developmental areas (academic, social and emotional, civic, wellness, etc.).
  • Using more time to implement service-learning and project-based learning that supports core academic areas.
  • Using data effectively in designing programming that addresses student needs and interests.
  • Using data effectively in demonstrating continuous program improvement efforts.
  • Using more time to provide additional opportunities for adults (including school staff, program providers and partners) to participate in collaborative planning and professional development that supports desired student outcomes.
  • Developing systems of support that are culturally competent and relevant to the select population of students and families to be served with these funds.
  • Demonstrate that the activities proposed are not otherwise accessible to students who would be served, or would expand access to high-quality services that may be available in the community.
  • Developing engaging summer programming that addresses summer learning loss and helps students transition successfully into elementary, middle, and high school.
  • Engaging families and building strong school-community partnerships to support student outcomes in all developmental areas as described above.
  • Developing sustainable models for supporting additional quality learning time.

Funding priority was given to applicants that:
  • Propose to serve youth from schools/communities with ≥40 percent of students who are ED, as indicated at the Department's School and District profiles page for 2015-2016.
  • Propose to implement more time in a school or in partnership with a school designated as Level 3, 4, or 5 in 2016 under Massachusetts' District and School Accountability and Assistance System.
  • Elementary programs proposing to include Kindergarten (K) in their program model and a summer program that will include rising K (Pre-K transitioning to K).
  • Submit the application in full partnership that includes a school district, and a community-based organization(s) or other public or private organization. An LEA may receive priority points without a partner if they are able to show that they are unable to partner with a community-based organization in a reasonable geographic proximity and of sufficient quality.
  • Propose innovative programming that addresses college and career readiness and success.

Funding priority was also given to applicants proposing OST that:
  • Have not received 21st CCLC funding within at least the past three years - fiscal years (FY)14-FY16.

Funding priority was also given to applicants proposing ELT that applied:
  • Proposed to implement SL and/or PBL during core academic time.

Number of Proposals Received:32 (for 38 schools/sites) (37 OST/1 ELT)
Number of Proposals Recommended:21 (for 21 schools/sites)
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:13 (for 17 schools/sites)
Result of Funding: This funding will support 21 districts/agencies to implement academically enriching programs and activities at 21 schools/sites. This programming will provide students with additional engaging core content instruction, project-based and or service-learning experiences, and opportunities for academic enrichment. In addition, funds will support training, planning and professional development for adults to make better use of time with students and maximize student outcomes. These programs will also engage with various community partners to support students' learning, and social/emotional and physical development. Approximately 5,000 students will benefit from programs and services supported through this funding. Grant awards range from $125,000 to $154,000 per year for up to three years.

Barnstable Public Schools (OST- Hyannis West Elementary School)$147,589
Brockton Public Schools (OST- Brookfield Elementary School)150,000
The Collaborative for Educational Services (OST -West Springfield High School)150,000
The Community Group (OST - Frost Elementary School)125,000
Everett Public Schools (OST - Webster Elementary School)125,000
Fall River Public Schools (OST - Talbot Innovation School)150,000
Fitchburg Public Schools (OST - Memorial Middle School)150,000
For Kids Only Afterschool (OST - Center School, Peabody)140,000
Framingham Public Schools (OST- Walsh Middle School)150,000
Leominster Public Schools (OST- Sky View Middle School)125,000
Lowell Public Schools (OST - McAvinnue Elementary School)150,000
Methuen Public Schools (OST- Methuen High School)150,000
New Bedford Public Schools (ELT - Hannigan Elementary School)154,500
Pittsfield Public Schools (OST - Crosby Elementary School)150,000
Quaboag Regional School District (OST - Quaboag Innovation Middle School)145,000
Sociedad Latina (OST - Mario Umana Academy grades 6-8, Boston)125,000
Waltham Boys & Girls Club ( OST- partnership with Whitmore Elementary School, Waltham)150,000
Webster Public Schools (OST- Park Avenue Elementary School)150,000
Woburn Boys & Girls Club (OST - Altavesta Elementary School)124,984
Worcester Public Schools (OST - Claremont Academy)150,000
YWCA Malden ( OST- Ferryway Elementary School)117,047
Total Federal Funds$2,979,120