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

Account Description FY2016
Spending
FY2017
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 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 and 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 of elementary and secondary education shall select grant recipients not later than September 29, 2016 and shall report on the preliminary results of said grants not later than January 11, 2017 to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months; 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 and community partnerships; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Resiliency for Life program to support academic intervention and dropout prevention; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for Steps to Success, Inc. in the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be allocated to Beyond Soccer, Inc. to provide innovative health, athletic and leadership programming for low-income youths in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the operation of a pilot sharing program designed to provide school districts with funds to partner with local community-based organizations and to share identifiable student data to the extent allowed by 34 CFR 99.31 et. seq.; provided further, that the pilot program shall continue for up to 3 years; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall suggest 2 school districts to participate in the pilot program; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis on the pilot sharing program; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall submit a report to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the effects of the data sharing pilot on students participating in programs partnered with the school districts; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be granted to the Cape Verdean Association of Brockton's YEP! We Can Summer Program for programming for financially disadvantaged children; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Museum and Art Center, Inc. to provide a computer laboratory and arts library for financially disadvantaged children in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Recreation Worcester program; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Yes We Care/Torch Training program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Youth Court programs of New Bedford and Fall River to support juvenile diversion programs based on the principles of peer-led restorative justice; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Department of Community Services in the City of New Bedford to establish an after-school STEAM Design Academy for Girls pilot program; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Bird Street Community Center in Boston

2,555,877 2,955,000

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.