We are thrilled with the interest in this funding opportunity. All potential applicants must start their application by COB, Friday, October 14th. For all applications initiated by the deadline, we will be extending the due date of this grant application to Tuesday, October 18th at 6 PM.
As a result of the learning loss experienced by students throughout Oakland County, stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oakland County Executive and Board of Commissioners have allocated $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to establish the Oakland County Out of School Time Learning and Social Emotional Supports Grant Program. This program will offer grants to Oakland County non-profit organizations, school districts, public-school academies, and Oakland County Cities, Villages, and Townships (CVTs) delivering Out of School time academic and social emotional learning services with a goal of increasing the capacity of these organizations to meet this growing demand for services. Grants will be awarded for a two-year period.
Through this fund, the Oakland County Executive and Board of Commissioners have made up to $5,000,000 available to nonprofits, school districts, public-school academies and Oakland County CVTs providing services in the youth development and out of school time sectors, serving residents of Oakland County through a competitive grant award process administered by United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
Application release date is targeted for the last week of September. If you missed our informational webinar, please review the recording and PowerPoint deck for details about this grant opportunity. You are also welcome to join us at one of the coffee hour dates listed below.
Please note: This is a two-year grant contract, if awarded. Extensions for this grant contract will not be considered, including no-cost extensions.
Please submit questions to: EducationPartners@UnitedWaySEM.org
Feel free to drop in for our informal coffee hour meetings, hosted virtually on Microsoft Teams:
10-11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6
Meeting ID: 257 722 036 67
1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11
Meeting ID: 211 043 976 476
Please read the following information carefully for details pertaining to funding priorities, eligibility, award types, funding amounts, compliance requirements, and grant timeline.
Funds through this award are being made available to help nonprofit organizations, school districts, public-school academies, and Oakland County Cities, Villages, and Townships (CVTs) scale capacity to deliver academic and social emotional supports to youth impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure operational continuity and expansion to meet growing demand for support services throughout the county. Oakland County recognizes the incredible strain the COVID-19 pandemic has put on both individual learning progression, as well as out of school time youth service providers. The funds allocated for this grant program are to be used expressly for the purpose of delivering out of school academic and social emotional support services to the youth of Oakland County. Programming should:
Grant funding is available for the following types of programs and services:
Onsite programming at schools
This would allow students to receive after school programing without having to worry about transportation to and from an after-school provider. Programming could serve as enrichment, extended learning and/or support health and wellness.
Offsite with out of school time providers
Offsite providers can use grant dollars to improve programming through equipment & materials investments and/or personnel training and/or the addition of programming. Schools can use grant dollars to offer transportation to offsite out of school time providers.
Offsite non-traditional learning providers
High-traffic spaces where community gather can invest in creating spaces where experiential, inquiry, and play-based learning can happen.
Compliance requirements include:
Additional priorities include:
Prior to applying, applicants should review the award types and scoring rubric below and choose the award type that best fits the organization’s needs and capacity within the award and spending timeframe. There is no mechanism for negotiating alternate award amounts after an application is submitted and there will not be an opportunity to extend or amend grant contracts beyond the stated grant period.
Funds are available for four types of awards. Organizations should be prepared to demonstrate their rationale for the award type selection throughout the application, including within the program narrative questions, and when detailing your proposed budget allocations.
Applicants must meet the following basic eligibility criteria:
Prior to applying, applicants should review the award types and scoring rubric below and choose the award type and funding amount that best fits the organization’s needs and capacity within the award and spending timeframe. There is no mechanism for negotiating alternate award amounts after an application is submitted and there will not be an opportunity to extend or amend grant contracts beyond the stated grant period.
Funds are available for four types of awards and four funding ranges. The funding ranges associated with each award type is a guideline, and not a rule. If you are selecting mismatched funding ranges and award types, you should be prepared to demonstrate your rationale throughout the application, including within the program narrative questions, and when detailing your proposed budget allocations.
|Definition of programming
|Drop In Programming
|One-time programming and/or single-day fieldtrips
|Summer Day Programming
|Day camps and extended out of school time opportunities to support learning outside of the school year
|Overnight camps and experiences providing learning supports and out of school time activities
|Before School Care
|Provides before school care alongside learning supports for youth
|After School Care
|Provides after school care, alongside learning supports such as tutoring, experiential learning, or exposure
|Before AND After School Care
|Provides before and after school care, alongside learning supports for youth through tutoring, experiential learning, or exposure opportunities
|School Break Programming
|Extended out of school time opportunities to support and expand learning during school breaks.
Award Type 1: Restarting or Supporting established programming,
Funding Range: $30,000 to $100,000
Award Description: Grants may be awarded to nonprofit organizations, school districts or CVTs that meet basic eligibility criteria and need funds to maintain or enhance out of school time learning supports for youth experiencing learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This award may also be used to restart out of school time learning supports for youth that halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Award Type 2: Operational Support to Existing Programming
Funding Range: $30,000 to $100,000
Award Description: Funding that exclusively supports operating costs can include gap funding for services, such as transportation to and from out of school time programming, but request must be explicitly connected to the services provided to children and the academic or social emotional outcomes those children will achieve. Operational support can be included in other types of awards.
Award Type 3: Expansion Grant
Funding Range: $100,001 to $250,000
Award Description: Expansion grants from $100,001 and up to $250,000 may be awarded to nonprofit organizations, school districts, public academies or CVTs that meet basic eligibility criteria and need funds to expand to include more youth in out of school time learning and social emotional support services for youth because of increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Award Type 4: Community Grant
Funding Range: $250,001 to $400,000
Award Description: Community grants of $250,001 and up to $400,000 may be awarded to nonprofit organizations, school districts, public academies, and CVTs that meet basic eligibility criteria and need funds to implement out of school time learning and social emotional support services for learning recovery due to the COVID-19 pandemic in new communities. To be considered, organizations applying for this award type must have an annual operating budget of at least $4,000,000, recorded in the most recently approved organizational budget. Organizations applying for this award type must also have a large service footprint that reaches clients throughout communities in Oakland County or reaches a large percentage of youth in a specific, localized Oakland County community. Organizations will be expected to demonstrate their ability to deploy the larger amount of funds requested within the spending period through budget allocations and narrative details.
Please Note: School Districts and Public-School Academies may apply to implement new programming but will be required to provide match funding. Evidence of match funding will be required.
Minimum Number of Youth Served with Community Level Funding: 250