P-12

Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Education

Extended Learning Time Grant Program


Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF PDF icon (1.28 MB) | Application in Word Word document icon (150 KB)
Questions and Answers PDF icon (411KB)
Note: A school district may subcontract with a for-profit vendor in their grant application. A school district may subcontract up to 20% of the total grant award to for-profit vendors. A not-for-profit partner in the grant application may not subcontract with a for-profit vendor for any of the services to be delivered in the application.

Purpose of Funding

The Extended Learning Time (ELT) Grant Program is authorized under subdivision 6-b of Section 3641 of New York State Education Law. The purpose of the ELT competitive grant program is to provide funding to school districts operating independently or in collaboration with not-for-profit community based organizations (CBOs) to increase school-wide learning opportunities in high-quality extended school day and/or extended school year programs with a focus on improving academic achievement.

Eligible Applicants

School districts operating independently or school districts acting as lead agency in collaboration with not-for-profit CBOs that put forward a proposal to improve student outcomes by adding at least 25 percent more time to the academic calendar beyond the current schedule, by extending the school day, school week, school year, or some combination thereof, either district-wide or in selected school buildings.

For this RFP BOCES and public charter schools are not eligible to apply for this grant program.

Funding

$20 million in the 2013-2014 school year and each school year thereafter, subject to grantee performance and annual appropriation.  Further, no school district shall receive more than 40 percent of the total school-wide extended learning time grant allocation.

In addition, implementation planning funding of up to $10,000 will be available January 1, 2014.

Project Period

Grants will be issued on a funding cycle to cover three school years (2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16).  Subject to grantee performance and annual appropriation, funding for ELT will be renewed for the next two school years.  Implementation funding will be available:

  • January 1, 2014 for programs that will implement ELT starting in the 2013-14 school year*, or
  • July 1, 2014 for programs that will implement ELT starting in the 2014-15 school year.

* For grants implementing ELT in the 2013-14 school year, funding will be prorated based on additional hours in 2013-14 as a percentage of the 25% minimum additional hours on an annual basis.

Letter of Intent (LOI)

Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) designating the specific participating schools in which services will be delivered. LOIs should be sent via email to ELTGOV@mail.nysed.gov by 5:00 p.m. on October 7, 2013.

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers PDF icon (411KB)
Note: A school district may subcontract with a for-profit vendor in their grant application. A school district may subcontract up to 20% of the total grant award to for-profit vendors. A not-for-profit partner in the grant application may not subcontract with a for-profit vendor for any of the services to be delivered in the application.

Due Date and Submission

Applicants must submit one original hardcopy application (including original signatures, as requested) plus three complete copies, as well as one complete electronic copy on compact disc in Microsoft Word (.doc) format or portable document format (.pdf), via postal mail to the following address:

New York State Education Department
Grants Management Office, 464 EBA
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY12234
Attn: Betsy Kenney, Office of Student Support Services.

Complete applications must be postmarked by October 25, 2013.


Grant Application Documents

Application in PDF PDF icon (1.28 MB) | Application in Word Word document icon (150 KB)
Questions and Answers PDF icon (114KB)
Note: A school district may subcontract with a for-profit vendor in their grant application. A school district may subcontract up to 20% of the total grant award to for-profit vendors. A not-for-profit partner in the grant application may not subcontract with a for-profit vendor for any of the services to be delivered in the application.

Last Updated: January 27, 2014