Grants and Other Financial Assistance Programs

FY2022: Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers — Summer Enhancement Grant

Fund Code: 644

Purpose:

The purpose of this federally-funded targeted Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Summer Enhancement Grant is to increase access to high quality in-person academically enriching summer programs.

Priorities:
  • Address student needs and interests by expanding access to innovative programs that serve both the academic and social emotional learning needs of students.
  • Develop systems of support that are culturally relevant, and leverage the knowledge, strengths, and assets of students, families, educators, and the community.
  • Provide a blended approach of hands-on academic learning and enrichment that will support reengaging and increasing student motivation to learn.
  • Support the successful entry and reentry of students back into in-person elementary (including Kindergarten), middle and/or high school.
  • Develop strong collaboration and partnerships for planning and implementation in order to align and leverage resources, improve program quality, and develop shared outcomes for success.
  • Support the well-being of students, staff, and families.
Grant Requirements:

Offer a minimum of 120 total hours of programming during the summer.

  • All programs are expected to create an environment that is culturally responsive and inclusive of students of all ability levels.
  • Programs must commit to enrolling students to attend the full duration of the summer program. On average, students must attend a minimum of 80 percent of the total hours offered to them.
  • Program must address the academic and social-emotional learning (SEL) needs of students through engaging hands-on programming that includes at least one project-based learning opportunity (PBL).
  • The district/site(s) must commit to participating in an evaluation component to measure the impact these summer programs have on students.
Eligibility:

All current recipients of a fiscal year (FY) 2021 Fund Code (FC) 645 or FC 646 21st CCLC Out-of-School Time (OST) or Expanded Learning Time (ELT) grant are eligible to apply. All ELT sites interested in developing or enhancing an existing summer program may choose to offer programming to a subset of students that attend or will be attending the school.

If the applicant is also applying (or has applied) for the state funded FY2022 Development and Expansion of High Quality Summer Learning (FC 527) funding opportunity for Summer 2021, the school/ program(s) for which you are applying must be different.

Funding Type:

Federal CFDA: 84.287

Funding:

Up to approximately $400,000 is available.

Grantees may apply for up to $20,000/site.

Funding is contingent upon availability. All dollar amounts listed are estimated/approximate and are subject to change. If more funding is to become available it will be distributed under the same guideline as listed in the initial RFP document.

Fund Use:

Funds must be used solely to support the priorities of the Summer Enhancement Grant. Funds allocated under this federally funded grant program may be used only to supplement, not supplant, funds that local educational agencies, schools, and community-based organizations would otherwise expend for extended learning opportunities. Funding may not be used to support required summer school or summer school like models.

Materials and supplies should be limited to 20 percent of the total budget. This include funds to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies that provide a safe and healthy in-person environment.

Students being served by these funds cannot be charged to participate.

Project Duration:

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

Program Unit:

Office of Student and Family Support

Contact:

Karyl Resnick

Phone Number:

(781) 338-3515

Date Due:

Friday, May 7, 2021

See the Submission Instructions section below for additional details.

Proposals must be received at the Department by 5:00 p.m. on the date due.

Required Forms:
Additional Information:

Recipients will be required to complete and submit student data forms for all programs and services funded by this grant.

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 Individualized Education Program (IEP) should be described in the written evaluation.

Program Expenditures
In constructing the budget, please note that all costs must be reasonable and necessary to implement the program activities. Applicants must complete both a budget and a budget narrative that demonstrates clear and specific links to the project activity plan. Rental of space, cash stipends to students to attend the program, cell phones, telephone and utilities, overhead costs and the purchase of materials that are used during the school day are not allowable expenses under this grant. Note: If you plan to use funds to hire contracted providers you must include a detailed budget and narrative for each contractor.

Submission Instructions:

Email completed applications and all required documents and a scanned copy of the Part I Signature Page to cclc@doe.mass.edu .

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.

For Guidance Documents regarding EdGrants, visit EdGrants: User Guides, Information and Trainings.

For information on upcoming EdGrants webinar trainings email EdGrants@doe.mass.edu .

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: April 9, 2021

 
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