The purpose of this federal non-competitive grant is to support the development and expansion of high quality, comprehensive and engaging summer school/learning programs for students.
Massachusetts public school districts, including charters and collaboratives, and approved private special education schools.
Federal CFDA 84.425
Approximately $15,000,000 is available through the federal CFDA 84.425 — Elementary and Secondary Education Emergency Relief (ESSER)
Applicants may request up to $50,000 for one school/program, OR up to $100,000 for two or more schools/programs. (Applicants must be serving at least 50 students to apply for more than $50,000.)
Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more is requested than available, the approved amount for each applicant may be less than the amount requested. If more funding becomes available, it will be distributed under the same guidelines that appear in this RFP document.
Funds must be used in alignment with the purpose and priorities outlined and as described in a budget, budget narrative, and required program information that is submitted to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (Department's) Office of Student and Family Support. Indirect and equipment costs are not allowed. More details provided in Part III — Required Program Information (see Required Forms section below).
Important Note: Students being served by these funds cannot be charged to participate. Additionally, funds cannot be used to pay students to participate in these programs.
Summer: Upon Approval (no earlier than 7/1/2021) – 8/31/2021
Office of Student and Family Support
Indication of Interest/Intent: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Full Application: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Indication of Interest/Intent
Part I — General Program Unit Signature Page (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Part II — Budget Workbook (for planning purposes — final budget to be entered directly into EdGrants)
Part III — Required Program Information
A narrative evaluation on the funded activities and outcomes of the program(s) must be submitted by September 30, 2021.
Submit the following required information:
Indication of Interest/Intent
After the Indication of Interest/Intent has been submitted, please submit remaining required grant materials through EdGrants after confirmation email in early to mid-June from Department.
Please carefully review and follow the instructions below to submit all required grant materials through EdGrants. Please register to and create projects under the following funding opportunity: DESE - FY22 Fund Code 120 - Summer School Expansion & Engagement Matching Grant (Federal) ENT/ALL
The following should be in the Attachments List formlet of the Application Submission in EdGrants: Signed / scanned PDF of Part I / Coversheet with Superintendent/Charter Leader's signature, Part III — Program Information, and copy of the Part II — Budget Workbook used for planning. The final budget the applicant is requesting will be entered directly into EdGrants in the Budget Entry form.
For Guidance Documents regarding EdGrants, visit EdGrants: User Guides and Information.
Please note: It is up to the district to determine who they want to add as EdGrants Front Office users in order to submit grant application as well as payment request information. Please review the EdGrants: User Security Controls to make informed decisions regarding assigning your district level users.
Last Updated: May 26, 2021
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