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Anticipated Grant Opportunities to Support Additional Time for Learning Grant Information Webinar March 14, 2014 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

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1 Anticipated Grant Opportunities to Support Additional Time for Learning Grant Information Webinar March 14, :00 AM – 11:00 AM 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Presented by: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Staff “Time alone guarantees nothing … but with it, all else is possible.” --Massachusetts Commission on Time and Learning, 1995 Presentation slides are posted to the ESE 21 st CCLC webpage.ESE 21 st CCLC webpage

2 Webinar Agenda  Department Goals  Anticipated Timeline  FY15 Funding Opportunities (FC 225-C & FC 647-B1)  Grants and Models for Adding Time  Common Features  What’s Different  Questions Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 2 We will respond to the questions submitted online and questions submitted through the chat function at the end of the presentation.

3 The Department’s Goal To prepare all students for success after high school Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 3

4 Anticipated Timeline Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 4 Grant Information Webinars – Optional Additional Webinar Dates Soon to be Confirmed March 14, 2014 (10 AM & 2PM) Questions Submitted (to be addressed during webinars/info session) Ongoing Grant Information Session – Optional (Tower Hill, Boylston) April 1, 2014 Competitive Funding Opportunities – RFPs Posting Dates FC 647-B1FC 647-B1 - Posted FC 225-C – late Winter Additional Information Webinar(s)/Call(s)Spring TBD Intent to Apply DueApril 14, 2014 Competitive Applications DueApril 29, 2014 Award NotificationsSpring – Summer 2014 When confirmed, more details and dates will be posted on the 21st CCLC (http://www.doe.mass.edu/21cclc/funding/FY2015.html) site.21st CCLChttp://www.doe.mass.edu/21cclc/funding/FY2015.html

5 Funding to Support More Time* Fund Code (FC) 225-C (state) Expanded Learning Time Grant Fund Code (FC) 225-C (state) Expanded Learning Time Grant  Coordinated and aligned grants process  Common priorities  Communities select model(s) that fit needs FC 647-B1 (federal) 21 st Century Community Learning Centers – Supporting ELT and OST FC 647-B1 (federal) 21 st Century Community Learning Centers – Supporting ELT and OST Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 5 *Note: Information about additional ESE competitive, continuation and other non- competitive grants to support ELT/OST will be posted to the ESE webpage as available.

6 ELT Expanded Learning Time ELT Expanded Learning Time A longer school- day/year for all students. OST Out-of-School Time OST Out-of-School Time Programming that is for targeted students and takes place outside of the regular school day/year. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 6 Different Models for Adding Time

7 FC 225-C Expanded Learning Time Grant FC 225-C Expanded Learning Time Grant  Add at least 300 hours for all students as part of their required school day/year.* *Building on a traditional hour day for 180 days, this translates to a total of:  1,380 hours for elementary schools  1,470 hours for middle/high schools  Add at least 300 hours for all students as part of their required school day/year.* *Building on a traditional hour day for 180 days, this translates to a total of:  1,380 hours for elementary schools  1,470 hours for middle/high schools FC 647-B1 21 st Century Community Learning Centers – Supporting ELT and OST FC 647-B1 21 st Century Community Learning Centers – Supporting ELT and OST  Model 1 (ELT): Add at least 180 hours for all students as part of their required school day/year.  Model 2 (OST): Offer 448 hours of out-of-school time programming (school year and summer) for a targeted group of students.  Model 1 (ELT): Add at least 180 hours for all students as part of their required school day/year.  Model 2 (OST): Offer 448 hours of out-of-school time programming (school year and summer) for a targeted group of students. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 7

8 Common Purpose FC 225-C Expanded Learning Time Grant FC 225-C Expanded Learning Time Grant To support the planning and implementation of additional time for learning for students in grades K-12, that helps to close proficiency gaps, increase student engagement, and support college and career readiness and success. FC 647-B1 21 st Century Community Learning Centers – Supporting ELT and OST FC 647-B1 21 st Century Community Learning Centers – Supporting ELT and OST Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 8

9 Common Priorities All applicants will implement activities that use more time for:  Engaging teaching and learning in core subject areas  Creative and innovative enrichment (in all developmental domains)  Educators/staff to collaborate and plan Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 9

10 Common Priorities (continued) All applicants will implement activities that use more time for:  Stronger community and family partnerships  Sustainable models ELT and/or OST Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 10

11 Common Program Features  Implement Service-Learning and/or Project-Based Learning  Support Family Engagement  Applicants must set aside 5% of grant request to support these activities. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 11

12 Common Required Program Information (Part III in RFPs) District/Lead Applicant  Demonstrate alignment to district goals/priorities  Describe support for implementation and sustainability Submit the SAME District Summary (section III in the Part III document) (For both 225-C and 647-B1) Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 12

13 Common Required Program Information (Part III in RFPs) School/Site  Describe needs to be addressed with more time  Describe rationale for chosen model  Provide proposed schedules For each proposed school/site, submit a School/Site Summary (section IV in the Part III document). Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 13

14 Common Required Program Information School/Site (continued)  Describe proposed activities, made possible with more time*, related to :  Engaging Academics  Professional Development/Collaboration  Enrichment  Partnerships *and in particular, made possible with this grant Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 14

15 So, what’s different? (Besides hours and who is served!)

16 Eligibility* FC 225-C Expanded Learning Time Grant: FC 225-C Expanded Learning Time Grant:  Massachusetts school districts. FC 647-B1 21 st Century Community Learning Centers – Supporting ELT and OST: FC 647-B1 21 st Century Community Learning Centers – Supporting ELT and OST:  School districts, cities and towns, community- based organizations (CBOs), other public or private entities, or a consortium of two (2) or more of such agencies, organizations, or entities.  Eligible applicants must also either:  Primarily serve students in schools designated as Title I School-Wide programs; and/or  Serve students in schools with 20% or more low- income families  Applicants from agencies/organizations that are not a school district, city, or town must demonstrate capacity to administer the program.  School districts, cities and towns, community- based organizations (CBOs), other public or private entities, or a consortium of two (2) or more of such agencies, organizations, or entities.  Eligible applicants must also either:  Primarily serve students in schools designated as Title I School-Wide programs; and/or  Serve students in schools with 20% or more low- income families  Applicants from agencies/organizations that are not a school district, city, or town must demonstrate capacity to administer the program. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 16 *see the RFP for additional eligibility parameters

17 # of Schools/Sites* FC 225-C Expanded Learning Time Grant FC 225-C Expanded Learning Time Grant  ONE school FC 647-B1 21 st Century Community Learning Centers – Supporting ELT and OST FC 647-B1 21 st Century Community Learning Centers – Supporting ELT and OST  Model 1 (ELT):  Up to TWO schools  Model 2 (OST):  ONE school/site  Model 1 (ELT):  Up to TWO schools  Model 2 (OST):  ONE school/site Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 17 * The same school/site may not be included in applications for both FC 225-C and FC 647-B1. A given entity could potentially apply for up to FOUR different schools/sites through both fund codes.

18 Funding* FC 225-C Expanded Learning Time Grant FC 225-C Expanded Learning Time Grant  Maximum $1,300 per pupil enrolled.  NOTE: Strong competitive priority will be given to applicants that request less than $1,300 per pupil in grant funding; and propose a plan to support other anticipated costs associated with implementing ELT that will not be covered using grant funds. FC 647-B1 21 st Century Community Learning Centers – Supporting ELT and OST FC 647-B1 21 st Century Community Learning Centers – Supporting ELT and OST  Model 1 (ELT): Maximum $500 per pupil enrolled.  Model 2 (OST): Maximum $175,000 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 18 * The requested amount should be appropriate and reasonable for the size and scope of the proposed activities.

19 Fund Use For BOTH grants, funds may support:  Salaries  Stipends  Contracts  Instructional materials, and  Other expenses associated with implementing additional time. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 19

20 Fund Use (FC 647-B1 only)  Funds must supplement not supplant currently funded costs, which would otherwise be funded  It is expected that applicants will use the funds from this grant to support enhanced or new services for students.  For Model 1 (ELT), must identify specific components of the grant, aligned to the Elements for Content Rich 21 st CCLC Programming, to be supported with this grant.Elements for Content Rich 21 st CCLC Programming Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 20

21 Other Differences Include  Required Forms  Grant Initial Duration  Reporting and Evaluation Requirements Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 21

22 Working toward a plan...  April 1 st – working session at Tower Hill, Boylston  Overview of grant options  Information stations to provide relevant materials and promising examples (schedules, partnerships, enrichment descriptions used by schools, promising practices, etc.)  Time to work with team to plan Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 22

23 THANK YOU for your interest! Due to the competitive nature of this grant program, questions about the Funding Opportunity documents and process must be asked during webinars or information sessions, or at other times by using the online form for questions: (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DXKFVN3). Responses to questions will be provided during upcoming Grant Information Sessions and Webinars. Dates, times and registration for upcoming sessions will be posted to: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 23


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