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Grants for Student Clubs

 

Purpose

The purpose of the Grants for Student Clubs is to provide structured and purposeful extra-curricular, after school, summer, and related programs offering effective strategies to reduce the dropout rate and increase student success.

The pilot program funded a wide variety of clubs that fell into the following two general categories of academic or co-curricular clubs:

  • Academic clubs that are directly related to subjects taught as part of the foundation curriculum such as a math, science, or reading clubs
  • Co-curricular clubs that focus on special topics and/or areas of particular interest to students that have a clear but indirect relationship to the curriculum, such as environmental issues, robotics, or creative writing.

Eligibility

A school districts and open-enrollment charter school was eligible to apply if at least 70% of the students enrolled were identified as economically disadvantaged for each of the preceding three school years.

Applicant Information

The pilot program funds a wide variety of clubs that fall into the two general categories of academic or co-curricular clubs. Academic clubs are directly related to subjects taught as part of the foundation curriculum such as a math, science, or reading club, while co-curricular clubs focus on special topics and/or areas of particular interest to students that have a clear but indirect relationship to the curriculum, such as environmental issues, robotics, or creative writing.  

Performance

  • 407 clubs
  • 76 school districts
  • Serving approximately 6,000 students
Types of Clubs
  • Arts/Humanities—43
  • Reading/Writing—10
  • Career—113
  • College Prep—9
  • Leadership—35
  • Academic—15
  • Recreation/Fitness-10
  • Foreign Language—11
  • Technology/Robotics—21
  • Science/Math—23
  • Service—24
  • Subject to HB 2237 Section 18 Reporting Requirements.
  • HB 2237 final report is due to the 82nd Legislature on December 1, 2010.

Funding Information

No funding was appropriated for this program in the 2010-2011 biennium. 

  • FY 2008 Cycle 1 (May 1, 2008 - August 31, 2009) - $1,027,983
  • FY2009 Cycle 1 Con't. (May 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010) - $1,001,483
  • FY2009 Cycle 2 (May 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010) - $134,940

Awards

Awards for Grants for Student Clubs, Cycle 1, Cycle 1 Continuation, Cycle 2

Laws and Rules

Contact

Department of State Initiatives
512.936.6060

 

Page last modified on 7/21/2011 10:59:57 AM.