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The New York Life Foundation created the Aim High grant program in 2016 to help afterschool, summer and expanded learning programs provide the resources, help, and guidance that middle school students need to make the critical transition into high school. Aim High is part of the New York Life Foundation's ongoing investment in out-of-school time programs serving economically disadvantaged middle schoolers to help students reach ninth grade on time and prepared to succeed in high school. Since 2017, 132 Aim High grants totaling $6.3M have been awarded. The Aim High RFP Opens in late fall of each year and remains open until late January or early February.
These grants are for 501(c)(3) organizations that serve participants in middle school. Applicants must also serve a high percentage of low-income youth.
The NSLA Summer Learning Awards recognize outstanding summer programs, models, digital applications, and systems that demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development for young people. The awards are given annually based on an application process that elicits information on a program’s history, mission, goals, operations, management, staff development, partnerships, outcomes/results, and sustainability.
There are three types of Summer Learning Awards:
ROUND 1 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 7, 2022 @ 6PM ET/3PM PT.
Programs are measured against the Summer Learning Program Quality Assessment (SLPQA), developed in partnership between NSLA and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.
Written applications are completed online and reviewed by NSLA staff, partners, and previous winners. Phone interviews are also conducted by a mixed group of NSLA staff and external experts. Finally, NSLA staff conduct site visits to a select group of finalists to observe program activities before selecting award winners. The Summer Learning Awards seeks to find and draw national attention to exemplary summer programs, models, and systems which provide and expand access to high-quality summer learning experiences for all young people.
We want to know what your plan is for leveraging up to $75,000 worth of classes from the Outschool marketplace to improve learning outcomes, provide enrichment opportunities and strengthen a love of learning in your community.
We are excited to support visionary, mission-aligned partners who support marginalized, low-income and BIPOC learners. You might operate in a school or district, charter school, micro school, homeschool network, co op or provide after school and community services.
Programs must meet ALL of the following requirements to be considered for a Believe & Build Afterschool grant:
Good to Know: An organization may apply through a fiscal sponsor. The organization acting as a fiscal sponsor will be the applicant, and must meet the definition of a community-based organization provided in the Glossary At-A-Glance.
ESSER II SEA Reserve funds are initially targeted at providing high quality after-school opportunities to students on Wyoming reservations, strengthening the quality of virtual education offerings, improving educational practices through the understanding and use of student data, and increasing the health of students and educational staff through Social, Emotional, and Mental Health initiatives
Through the use of ESSER III funding, the R.E.A.C.H Grant program aims to increase access to high-quality out-of-school time programming for economically disadvantaged youth with opportunities for academic achievement, character enrichment, and other activities designed to complement the youth’s regular academic program and social-emotional development. This grant opportunity is designed to provide funding for a year-round, high-quality out-of-school time program.
1. Any public or private organization is eligible to apply. Examples of these agencies and organizations include, but are not limited to:
Note: Virtual Schools, where at least 51 percent of instruction happens online, are not eligible to apply. This includes virtual charter schools and fully virtual schools included in a traditional LEA.
2. To qualify for funding, applicants must have 40 percent or higher Free and Reduced Priced Lunch (FRPL) rate.
The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has tapped Arkansas State University and its sponsored initiative, the Arkansas Out of School Network, to oversee the American Rescue Plan (ARP) ESSER III sub-awards for afterschool, summer, and extended-year learning programs to support student learning and social emotional development.
The award period, which began July 1, will run through Dec. 30, 2024, and provide funding for academic support, skill building, social emotional learning, health and wellness, enrichment, and workforce development for K-12 students.
Eligible applicants include school districts, entities that partner with school districts, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, licensed youth development programs, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, career and technical programs, public and private institutions of higher learning and others as determined by AOSN and approved by the DESE. Grants will be awarded by A-State and AOSN through a competitive process.
The purpose of the ARP ESSER Afterschool grant is to provide funding for the implementation of evidence-based comprehensive after school programs, and ensure such programs respond to students’ academic, social, and emotional needs and address the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on the student populations.
This program supports the development of the ARP ESSER Afterschool grant program to assist local school systems, public charter schools, nonprofit [501(c)(3)], faith-based, or other private or public organizations in the State to establish partnerships designed to support the creation of after school learning centers to provide academic enrichment opportunities during after school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) 2021 was signed into law on March 11, 2021 and provides an additional $122.8 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund). ESSER III Fund awards to state education agencies (SEAs) are in the same proportion as each State received funds under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended, in Fiscal Year 2020.
The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is distributing these funds by application in alignment with the federal distribution formula. The Utah State Board of Education will be spending the flexible state reserve as follows:
The BOOST grants program will offer three-year grants, renewed annually, to community-based organizations that operate comprehensive out-of-school time (OST) programming year-round, over the summer months, or after school during the academic year. The goal is to provide evidence-based afterschool and summer enrichment programming that support students in learning skills and concepts and provide whole child supports, thus removing non-academic barriers to learning for students most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will support students’ learning, connectedness and well-being, utilizing a whole child approach. The purpose of these grants is to:
Eligible Applicants – organizations must meet all the following eligibility criteria to apply