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Out-of-School Time Grants

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Out-of-School Time Grants

2022-2023 Out-of-School Time Grant Information

On July 20, 2002, P.A. 144 of 2022, Section 32n was signed into law with $24,500,000 budgeted to provide before-school, after-school, before-and-after-school or during the summer in-person programming to serve children in any of grades K to 12. The new legislation defines the eligible applicants, the type of programming, and the priorities that the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) must use in a competitive grant process to award the funds across the state.

To be eligible for a grant under this legislation, the applicant must meet, at a minimum, all of the following criteria:

  • Be a tax-exempt community-based organization, an institution of higher education, a community or adult education program, a public library, a local government, or an intermediate district.
  • These programs must be used to support expanded learning opportunities, such as mentoring, leadership, community engagement, agriculture, art, music, literacy, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and recreation programming.
  • Provide educational programming in core subject areas, including, but not limited to, mathematics, reading, and science.

The process MDE will use to award these grants must be posted publicly at least 30 days prior to the grant application period.

Additional information and requirements, including the Intent to Apply, can be found in the grant information document.

What You Need to Know Before you Apply

Additional Grant Application Information

Allowable Use of Grant Funds

Grant Webinar Presentation
It is strongly suggested that potential applicants review the presentation to determine if their organization qualifies for the grant program and to better understand all aspects of the process.