The purpose of this federal competitive grant is to fund several regional or statewide non-profit entities with the ability to subgrant and provide wraparound support to afterschool and out-of-school time (ASOST) programs. The overall goal of the grant is then to help ASOST programs rebound and strengthen the quality of services from impacts of COVID-19 and thereby improve learning and social-emotional outcomes and access to enrichment opportunities for youth impacted as well.
Massachusetts based non-profit organizations. Applicants must demonstrate substantial experience working with and providing training and technical assistance to ASOST programs as well as demonstrate they are able to meet all federal funding requirements and fiscally manage a high volume of subgrants.
Please Note: All applicants other than public school districts, cities or towns must demonstrate the capacity to administer grant funding through:
Federal CFDA 84.425 — American Rescue Plan - Elementary & Secondary Education Emergency Relief (ARP-ESSER)
Approximately $15,000,000 – 20,000,000 total available, with approximately $4,000,000 – 6,000,000 million to be awarded for Year 1.
In order to ensure geographic and program diversity, the Department anticipates total grant awards for the full project duration (Years 1–3) of approximately $3,000,000 – 8,000,000 to several entities.
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.
At least 94% of funds must be awarded as subgrants to ASOST programs. Up to 6% of award may be used for overall administration and support provided to awarded ASOST subgrant programs. The recommended range of yearly awards for each subgrant is $15,000–100,000, depending on size, scope of program and duration (e.g., if a summer component is included).
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. Allowable uses of funds include but may not be limited to the following: staff costs for administration and oversight of subgrants, staff and/or contractual costs for professional development/training/technical assistance and evaluation activities, supplies/materials (including technology needed), and mileage reimbursement for staff for on-site visits.
Note the following include allowable costs for subgrants: program coordination and programmatic staff costs (including increasing rates/incentives and costs for recruitment efforts as needed to fill staffing gaps), scholarships for economically disadvantaged students/families on voucher wait lists or unable to afford programming, transportation, materials/supplies for program activities, food/snacks for participants, mental/behavioral health services/counselors, social-emotional learning supports, school/community partner specialist, family engagement liaison and enrichment/extracurricular opportunities.
Upon Approval – 08/31/2022 (Year 1) and pending budget appropriation, continuation of funding will be available for Upon Approval (no earlier than 09/01/2022)–8/31/2023 (Year 2) and Upon Approval (no earlier than 09/01/2023)–8/31/2024 (Year 3). Eligibility for funding in years 2 and 3 is based on meeting grant requirements and submission of year-end report and continuation grant.
Student and Family Support
Tuesday, November 30, 2021Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.
Part I — General — Program Unit Signature Page — (Standard Contract Form and Application for Program Grants)
Part II — Budget Details
Part III — Required Information
Awarded recipients must also do the following as attested to in the assurances document:
Submit the following required information by email on the due date noted above to firstname.lastname@example.org :
Awarded Recipients: Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget and Part I in EdGrants. Once selected, recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.
Last Updated: January 26, 2022
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