OSPI Awards $5.2 Million to Projects That Support Student Success
Nearly $5.2 million in federal grants was awarded to support afterschool and summer learning programs for students who attend schools in underserved communities, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced today.
The grants are part of the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. This year, the following 13 districts and agencies were awarded grant funds:
- Boys and Girls Club of Lewis County
- Boys and Girls Club of Skagit County
- Capital Region ESD 113
- College Place School District
- Educational Services District 105
- Mead School District
- Northwest Community Center
- Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
- Save the Children
- Wahluke School District
- Washington Alliance for Better Schools
- Yakima Valley Farm Worker’s Clinic
- Youth and Family Link
In addition to support for core academic subjects, Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers also provide students with a variety of other activities, such as drug and violence prevention, counseling, art, music, recreation, technology, and character education programs.
OSPI is preparing to launch additional opportunities to provide Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding for outdoor summer learning programs, before and after school programs, and other state and local partnerships aimed towards supporting students most impacted by the pandemic. Many of those funds will also be available to community-based organizations to support learning recovery for students across the state.