The purpose of this federally funded targeted grant program is to enhance the capacity of funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) out-of-school time (OST) programs to provide the supports needed to ensure students on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) have meaningful access and are fully included in all aspects of programming
Priority will be given to 21st CCLC funded school sites in chronically underperforming status.
The main priority of this enhancement grant is to meaningfully engage students on IEPs into academically enriching programming that contributes to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps between students with disabilities and their age-appropriate non-disabled peers.
School districts that are recipients of a Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Fund Code (FC) 645 / 646 21st CCLC Grant. Refer to addendum A for a list of eligible schools/sites.
Federal CFDA: 84.027
A total of approximately $190,000 is available for these grants.
The maximum grant award per site is $10,000 for school year and summer programming combined.
Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding becomes available, it will be distributed under the same guidelines that appear in this RFP document.
Funds must be used to support the full inclusion of students on IEPs into currently funded 21st CCLC OST programs.
Allowable expenses include:
Funds for materials and supplies, which are limited to 10% of the total budget, may only be budgeted if you are able to demonstrate they are related to supporting students on IEPs. A justification for the expense must be included.
Upon Approval – 8/31/2022
Continued funding through FC 244, pending budget appropriations, is expected to be available through the individual 21st CCLC site's final year within their current funding cycle (this would be for a maximum of 3 years).
Eligibility for continued funding in years two and three (FY2023 and FY2024), if applicable, will be based on the following;
Office of Student and Family Support
Friday, January 21, 2022
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Part II — Budget Detail Pages
Part III — Required Program Information
Addendum A — Eligible Sites
Districts/Schools must designate a special education liaison to the 21st CCLC program to ensure that students on an IEP have full access to the program.
Recipients will be required to utilize the Survey of Academic and Youth Outcomes (SAYO) for all students served by these funds. Any accommodations or modifications to the SAYO administration for students on an IEP should be described in the written evaluation.
Recipients will be required to complete and submit student data forms for all programs and services funded by this grant.
Staff working with students supported though these grant funds must either be certified special education teachers or special education paraprofessionals that must be directly supervised by a certified special education teacher.
Any specialized materials and/or equipment, including augmentative and alternative communication aids or devices or other assistive technology purchased with these funds are for the sole purpose of use during the 21st CCLC program and only for the students on an IEP.
Email completed applications and all required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget in EdGrants and upload required documents. Grant recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.
Last Updated: December 3, 2021
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906
Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370
Disclaimer: A reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public and does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.