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Connecticut State Department of Education Launches Grant Applications for Summer Enrichment Programs

Summer Enrichment Program Applications Now Open: April 26, 2021

Following last Wednesday’s announcement by Governor Ned Lamont regarding his vision to dedicate up to $11 million in federal funding Connecticut has received for COVID-19 recovery efforts toward the expansion of summer programs, the CSDE has launched the related links for programs to apply for these funds.

This competitive grant application will award Expansion Grants and Innovation Grants to eligible organizations to provide students and families with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences. Grant application materials were created in collaboration with dozens of key stakeholders across the state – including leaders of summer programs – and will enable the state to identify and support high-quality programs that are able to expand capacity for summer 2021.

Providers are encouraged to collaborate with local school districts and municipalities in order to maximize funding and school districts and municipalities are encouraged to leverage the state’s investment as appropriate, to serve even more students.

·         Applications and additional details can be accessed here:

·         An informational webinar will be held for applicants on: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 11:00 - 12:00PM:




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