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Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2020 Found Code: 646

Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers — Exemplary Programs Grant

Funds Allocated:$4,137,347 (Federal)
Funds Requested:$4,927,005
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 (OST) 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 support 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 (Prac.), and Demonstration (Demo).

Number of Proposals Received:21 Applicants / 47 sites (14 Prom. / 28 Prac. /5 Dem.)
Number of Proposals Recommended:19 Applicants* / 38 sites (14 Prom. / 21 Prac. / 3 Dem.)
Number of Proposals Not Recommended:5 Applicants* / 9 sites
*Note:3 applicants with multiple proposed sites each had 1 not funded
Result of Funding: This funding will support districts and partners in implementing OST programming and activities at 32 sites, and ELT programs and activities at 4 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 engage with various community partners to support students' learning, as well as support social emotional learning and physical development. Approximately 7,000 students will benefit from programs and services supported through this funding. Grant awards range from $58,704 to $402,853.

Athol YMCA
  • OST- Athol Comm. Elementary [Prom.]
Berkshire Hills Regional School District
  • OST -Muddy Brook Elementary $95,370[Prac.]; Monument Valley Middle School $95,370 [Prac.] + $20,000
Boston Public Schools
  • OST- Hennigan Elementary -$112,200 [Prac.]
Brockton Public Schools
  • OST Downey Elementary $106,250 + $10,000 [Prom.]
Collaborative for Educational Services -
  • OST -Easthampton High School - $123,250 [Prom.]; Memorial Elementary, W Springfield $63,580 [Pract.]; Greenfield High School-$63,580 + $10,000 [Prac.]; Coburn Elementary, W. Springfield $50,000 [Demo.]
The Community Group, Lawrence
  • OST -Tarbox Elementary $123,250 [Prom.]; Parthum Elementary- $80,918 [Prac.]
Fall River Public Schools
  • OST- Fonseca Elementary $106,250 [Prom.]
    • ELT- Morton Middle School 229,033 School Year/$20,000 Summer [Prac.]
Fitchburg Public Schools
  • OST -South Street Elementary School $106,250+ $10,000 [Prom.]
For Kids Only
  • OST- Sokowlowski Elementary, Chelsea $123,250 [Prom.]
Haverhill Public Schools
  • OST -Whittier Middle School $123,250 [Prom.]; Tilton K-4 $80,667 [Prac.]; Golden Hill K-4 $80,667 [Prac.] + $30,000
Holyoke Public Schools
  • ELT- Kelly Elementary $166,133 School Year/$20,000 Summer [Prom.]
Lawrence Public Schools
  • ELT Arlington Middle School $89,229 School Year/$20,000 Summer [Prac.]; Guillemette Elementary $92,119 + $20,000 Summer [Prac.]; Parthum Elementary $110,543 School Year/$20,000 Summer [Prac.]
Lowell Public Schools
  • OST - Lincoln Elementary $106,250 [Prom]; McAuliffe Elementary $104,763 [Prac.]; Shaughnessy Elementary $80,920 [Prac.]; Stocklosa Middle School 80,920+ $30,000
New Bedford Public Schools
  • OST- Gomes Elementary $72,036 + $10,000 [Prac.]; Normandin Middle School $72,036 [Prac.]
Pittsfield Public Schools
  • OST- Herberg Middle School $104,763 [Prac.]; Reid Middle School $121,380 [Prac.]; +13,050; Morningside Elementary $106,250 [Prom.]
Salem Public Schools
  • OST- Collins Middle School $121,380 [Prac.]; Horace Mann Lab School $106,250 [Prom.]
South Shore STARS
  • OST- Randolph HS $58,704 [Demo]
Wareham Public Schools
  • OST- Decas Elementary $104,763 [Prac.]; High School $123,250 [Prom.]; Middle School $50,000 [Demo.] + $30,000
Worcester Public Schools
  • OST- Burncoat Middle School $106,250 [Prom.] + $10,000
Total Federal Funds$4,137,374

Last Updated: January 10, 2020

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