New Mexico Public Education Department: ESSER III Out-of-School-Time Grants (2nd round)Deadline: September 9, 2021
Out-of-School-Time grants through Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III provide funding to address the impact of COVID-19 on elementary and secondary schools. Over 20 sites were awarded in the first round, including state parks and wildlife refuges, with plans to serve more than 1,000 students over the next two years. The grant prioritizes schools serving homeless, highly-mobile, and migrant students during Out-of-School Time. Flexibilities for this second round include:
- Data sharing is adequate to create a partnership between a district, charter school and community-based organization.
- Grantees do not have to provide 8 hours of services a week for 30 weeks.
- Round 2 timeline includes an additional month for districts, schools, and community organizations to develop partnerships.
There are two designs under which applicants may apply:
- Community-Based Organization (CBO) Fiscal Agent (manages grant funds, data, and program requirements) with Local Education Agency (LEA) Partner Agency (helps with data for students at participating schools at a minimum)
- Local Education Agency (LEA) Fiscal Agent (manages grant funds, data, and program requirements) with Community-Based Organization (CBO) Partner Agency (helps with providing some programming at a minimum)
Program plans must include evidenced-based practices, as well as:
- A meal plan for out-of-school time programs funded outside this ESSER III Grant.
- Proposed Locations that currently have limited or non-existent Afterschool Programs.
- Migrant Students included in the program plan.
- Homeless Students included in the program plan.
- Highly Mobile Students included in the program plan.
Grantees must sustain the levels of the program throughout the Mini-Grant and beyond. Each of the two years of the grant provides ESSER III programming at no cost to the students and families, with No Program Income.
Applications must be completed by the superintendent, charter director, community-based organization executive director, or designee.
Amount: Awards will fund a two-year grant period ending June 30, 2023, in the amount of $25,000–$59,999.99 for each grant year.
Eligibility: Any Local Education Agency (LEA) and Community Based Organization (CBO) is eligible. Organizations that received funding in Round 1 are eligible to receive funding in Round 2, as long as the requested funding will be used for different program expenses than in the first round.