70619611 - After-School and Out-of-School Grants

Account Description FY2013
Spending
FY2014
GAA
7061-9611 After-School and Out-of-School Grants
For grants or subsidies for after-school and out-of-school programs; provided, that preference shall be given to after-school proposals developed collaboratively by public and non-public schools and private community based programs; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall fund only those applications which contain accountability systems and measurable outcomes, under guidelines to be determined by the department in consultation with the department of early education and care; provided further, that applicants shall detail funds received from all public sources for existing after-school and out-of-school programs and the types of programs and type of students served by the funds; provided further, that funds from this item may be used for a variety of activities, including but not limited to: (a) academic tutoring and homework centers where content is linked to and based on the curriculum guidelines promulgated by said department; (b) programs which improve the health of students, including physical activities, athletics, nutrition and health education and exercise; (c) art, theater, and music programs developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts cultural council, local cultural councils or cultural organizations in the commonwealth funded by the Massachusetts cultural council; (d) enrichment activities not otherwise provided during the school day; (e) advanced study for the gifted and talented; and (f) community service programs; provided further, that funds shall be expended for services that actively include children with disabilities in after school programs that also serve non-disabled children; provided further, that funds shall be expended for services that include children where English is a second language; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall consult with the executive office of health and human services and the department of early education and care to maximize the provision of wrap-around services and to coordinate programs and services for children and youth during after-school and out-of-school time programs; provided further, that the department shall select grant recipients not later than September 30, 2013; provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2014 to allow for implementation of said programs during the summer months; and provided further, that funds shall be expended to convene regional networks to work with the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of early education and care to support the implementation of school-community partnerships
1,707,311 1,610,000