The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has awarded $1,000,000 to the United Ways of Central, North Central, and South Central MA. This funding will be used to subgrant After School and Out of School Time Programs during the Summer of 2024. The goal is to support ASOST programs by strengthening the quality of and increasing access to learning and enrichment programming that improve academic, college and career readiness, and social-emotional outcomes for youth.


This grant has been made possible due to the American Rescue Plan – Elementary & Secondary Education Emergency Relief (ARP-ESSER).


Grant awards will be made to support summer programs that:

  • Provide comprehensive programming for youth in pre-k to 6th grade
  • Provide opportunities for students in grades 7-12 to gain exposure, skills, or experiences that will enhance post-secondary success


Most grants will be between $10,000 and $50,000.


The application is due April 8th, 2024 and will support summer (July 1 – August 31) 2024 programming only.


Apply with agency credentials here: United Way of Central Massachusetts: Agency Site ( 


Please email with questions.


Office Hours: Drop in and join us if you have questions – office hours are on 3/12 at 9 pm, 3/13 at 4 pm, and 3/15 at 12 pm via zoom, with more opportunities as needed.  Attendance at these sessions is not mandatory.

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