The purpose of this state and federal competitive grant is to support the development and expansion of high quality, comprehensive summer learning opportunities and partnerships in districts to address both the academic and social-emotional impacts of COVID-19 on students.
Competitive priority will be given to:
Massachusetts public school districts, including charters and collaboratives.
If the applicant also receives any of these grants for Summer 2022, the school/program(s) for which you are applying must be different: Afterschool and Out-of-School Time (ASOST) Fund Code 530 or 528, or 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Fund Code 644 Summer Enhancement grant funding opportunity.
Federal and State
523: Federal CFDA 84.425U — Federal Coronavirus Relief Programs - Federal Grant Programs
525: Federal CFDA 84.425C
A total of approximately $4,000,000 is available.
Available funding includes: Approximately $1,000,000 through the state line item 7061-9814, approximately $1,000,000 through Federal CFDA 84.425 — Elementary & Secondary Education Emergency Relief (ESSER) , and approximately $2,000,000 through the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funds. Funded applicants will be notified upon award which fund code(s) and funding source(s) are supporting their award.
Applicants may apply for up to $150,000 (must be serving at least 50 students if requesting over $50,000; or serving at least 100 students if requesting over $100,000). Proposals from districts (including any schools) in chronically underperforming status may apply for up to $200,000 (if serving at least 200 students).
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 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.
MTRS allowed/required for federally-funded fund codes only, where applicable. Policy Statement on Pension Charges to Federal Grants.
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.
Upon approval (no earlier than 7/1/2022) – August 31, 2022
Note: Pending budget appropriation, continuation of funding will be available in fiscal year 2024 (FY2024) for a total grant period of two summers (Summer 2022 and Summer 2023). Eligibility for funding in FY2024 is based on meeting grant requirements and submission of a year-end report and continuation grant.
Office of Student and Family Support
Friday, March 25, 2022Proposals 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 Workbook
Part III — Required Program Information
Questions Webinars: Due to the competitive nature of this grant program, questions beyond eligibility or logistics of applying will be addressed during Grant Question Webinars. Date(s) and time(s) for webinar(s) will be confirmed. If you would like to attend any webinars, please email email@example.com (with subject Summer Development & Expansion Webinars).
Submit the following required information by email any time on or before the due date noted above to firstname.lastname@example.org :
Awarded Recipients: Upon award, recipients will be required to enter the approved budget, and attach the Part I and Part III in EdGrants. Once selected, recipients will be contacted with further instructions on the process.
Last Updated: June 16, 2022
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