Arkansas State University and its sponsored initiative, the Arkansas Out of School Network (AOSN), are pleased to announce two grant opportunities to provide after school and summer learning programs that address student social emotional development and learning loss as a result of COVID-19. The Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education selected ASU and the AOSN in 2021 to administer the grants totaling $25 million over three years.
The deadline to apply for funding is approaching. Applications for 2022-2023 funding are due at 5 p.m. on July 15, 2022. Awards will be announced on August 1, 2022. All school districts and community programs who serve students in grades k-12 are eligible and encouraged to apply. The maximum award is $150,000 per application. The grant period is September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023.
The application instructions and documents for both funding opportunities can be accessed through the AOSN website at www.aosn.org.
The Summer Supplemental and the ARP ESSER III Afterschool and Summer grants will provide programming for students in grades K-12. Eligible applicants include school districts or entities that partner with a school district, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, licensed youth development programs and other youth development programs, non-profit organizations, career and technical education programs, libraries, public and private institutions of higher learning, or other entities determined by AOSN and approved by the DESE.