Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2022: Development and Expansion of High Quality Summer Learning — Continuation

Fund Code: 527


The purpose of this state continuation grant is to support the development and expansion of high quality, comprehensive summer learning opportunities for students in districts with high concentrations of economically disadvantaged students.


Support the continuation of efforts during summer 2020 to develop a new summer program or expand an existing summer program by adding more students and/or time;

Offer at least 150 hours of programming with a focus on academic and college and career readiness skills, including critical thinking, collaboration, perseverance and other social and emotional areas;

Offer engaging and innovative hands-on programming;

Offer enrichment activities that will help to close opportunity gaps;

Connect to evidence/researched-based programming;

Create a culturally responsive and welcoming environment; and

Continue to collaborate with a variety of organizations and leverages cost-sharing partnerships with local districts, private funders and non-profit institutions.


Eligible applicants include all FY2020 Fund Code 527 recipients .

Funding Type:



Approximately $500,000 is available through the FY2021 state line item 7061-9814.

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.

Fund Use:

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 costs are not allowed.

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.

Project Duration:

Summer: Upon Approval (no earlier than 7/1/2021) – 8/31/2021

Program Unit:

Office of Student and Family Support


Allison Smith

Date Due:

Friday, April 30, 2021

Required Forms:
Additional Information:

A narrative evaluation on the funded activities and outcomes of the program(s), must be submitted by September 30, 2021.

Submission Instructions:

Submit the following required information by email any time on or before the due date noted above to :

  • Excel version of the Part IIBudget
  • Word document of the Part IIIProgram Information
  • Scanned pdf copy with original signatures of both the Part ISignature Page

EdGrants: Once continuation award is confirmed, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget, and attach the Part I and Part III in EdGrants. Recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.

Last Updated: March 23, 2021

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