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Deadline: December 15, 2014

New Mexico Public Education Department: After School and Summer Programs

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED), Coordinated School Health & Wellness Bureau (CSHWB), requests applications from New Mexico public schools, including state charter schools, for the implementation of quality after school and summer enrichment programs that include the following four components: 1) academic enrichment, 2) physical activity, 3) nutrition education, and 4) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and/or English Language Arts (ELA) initiatives and activities. Student transportation costs may be requested if need is identified.

The goal of the program is to promote and support critical thinking and collaborative techniques that allow students to successfully develop academic skills, pursue useful knowledge, and help to prevent obesity. A quality after school and/or summer program provides safe, structured environments for students outside of the regular school day through extended learning. Such programs are housed in schools and are often staffed with both school and community-based personnel. A quality after school and/or summer program clearly connects with district/school efforts around Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for the purpose of closing the achievement gap.

Amount: Total: $400,000; Range: Up to $50,000; Expected number of awards: Up to eight.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include: school districts on behalf of one or more schools, local charter schools, and state charter schools.

Priority will be given to afterschool programs serving economically disadvantaged students.

Schools receiving PED 21st Century Community Learning Center funding are not eligible.

Link: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/rfps.html

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