For immediate release
March 24, 2021
NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDING
Fall River, MA- The Fall River Public Schools intends to submit an application to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MADESE) for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant Program. With approval from MADESE, the Fall River Public Schools will establish an out-of-school time (OST) program at the John J. Doran Community School.
The purpose of this competitive grant program is to support the planning and implementation of additional time on learning for students in grades 1-5. Supported with federal funds, these opportunities will provide academic support and enrichment opportunities for students. Funded activities will take place after the regular school day ends.
This spring, the out-of-school program at the William S. Greene Elementary School and extended learning time at the Letourneau Elementary School will apply for another three years of funding. The Greene after school program is designated a demonstration site by DESE, the highest designation a program can achieve. The program there is in its fourteenth year of operation. The Letourneau School is applying for a third cycle of funding to become a practitioner site. Currently, the 21st CCLC Program also funds an extended school day at Morton Middle School. It also supports after school programs at B.M.C. Durfee High School, Mary L. Fonseca Elementary School, Talbot Middle School, and Henry Lord Community School.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Siobhan Ryan, Title1 Office, 508-491-4827