The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has awarded $4.5 Million over two years to provide supports to better serve kids from pre-k to grade 12 during after-school and summer. The goal is to help After School and Out of School Time (ASOST) programs rebound and strengthen quality of services from impacts of COVID-19 and thereby improve learning and social-emotional outcomes and access to enrichment opportunities for youth impacted as well.


Grants will be used to support project-based learning, enrichment activities and comprehensive student support services. Most grants will be between $5,000 and $50,000. The RFP for the 2023 school year round of grants is due October 24 and will support efforts during the period of January 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023. Grants may support efforts during any part of that time frame.


Priority will be given to organizations that are not current ASOST-R 2022-2023 school year funded grantees.


Grants will be made to 501c3 organizations and municipal governments. If your program doesn’t meet these criteria, we may be able to help in connecting with a fiscal agent. Please email with questions about eligibility. We encourage programs/efforts to apply as we are seeking to offer diverse options for kids, youth and teens.


Office Hours: Drop in and join us if you have questions – office hours are on 10/5 10:00 am, 10/6 noon, 10/11 6:00 pm, and 10/13 3:00 pm via zoom, with more opportunities as needed. Attendance at these sessions is not mandatory. Zoom link:


School Year 2022 Grantees:

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Summer 2022 Grantees:

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Spring 2022 Grantees:

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ASOST Service Areas Include:

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Application Instructions:

ASOST Grant Instructions

RFP Sample Questions:

ASOST Questions