The program’s purpose is to establish or expand Out of School Time programming that provide students with:

  1. Opportunities for academic enrichment, including tutorial services to help students, particularly those who were disproportionally affected by COVID-19, meet state and local student performance standards in core academic subjects

  2. Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.

  3. Offer families of students served by community learning centers parenting skills, programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy, and related educational development [ESSA Sec. 4205 (a)(1)(B)(10)].

 All Out of School Time grants have been awarded on a competitive basis, based on the availability of federal funds. State Education Agency will use the funds it reserves under section 2001(f)(3) of the ARP Act (totaling not less than 1 percent of the State’s total allocation of ARP ESSER funds) for evidence-based comprehensive afterschool programs (including, for example, before-school and summer programming), and ensure such programs respond to students’ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs. 

Eligible agencies and organizations are required to collaborate with schools that serve students who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.


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Out of School Time Allocations
Awarded Grantee Allocation
Faith4Hope Scholarship Fund $350,000
Friends of the Children $50,000
Minot Public Schools $225,193
North Dakota State University $118,265
North Valley Career & Tech Center $218,218
South Sudanese Foundation $228,900
Valley City State University $192,276
West Fargo Public Schools $267,050
YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties $350,000
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Out of School Time Grant Guidance