After School and Out of School Time (ASOST) Rebound Grant

ASOST-R funding is part of a two-year grant awarded to United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and six other organizations by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The grants aim to help programs rebound following challenges encountered during the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is used for a variety of needs, such as workforce compensation, professional development, transportation, supplies and materials, mental health services, enrichment, and more. It supports strengthening the quality of services and expanding access to enrichment opportunities, which will turn, improve educational and socialemotional outcomes of youth. United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley distributed over $1.4 million in grants to over 30 after-school and out-of-school time (ASOST) programs across the region during Year 1.

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Year 2: Please use this Microsoft Forms link to access, complete, and submit the ASOST-R Year Two RFP 

All completed RFPs are due by Friday, October 21, 2022, at 7 PM to be considered for year two partnership.  Grant award notifications will be shared on November 11, 2022.


To be eligible for the grant, agencies must be:

  • Actively operating an ASOST or summer program serving school-age youth
  • Geographically located in the cities/towns listed in EOHHS regions 3, 4, and 6 (excluding Boston) please click here to view regions. 
  • NOT a YMCA or Boys and Girls Club 

UWMB Priorities: 

  • Programs in communities where at least 25% served are considered economically disadvantaged and/or are in school in chronically underperforming status  
  • Organizations that have 501(c)(3) status 
  • United Way will prioritize the following communities: Chelsea, Everett, Framingham, Gloucester, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Methuen, Norwood, Peabody, Quincy, Randolph, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Somerville, Waltham, Weymouth, Winthrop, and Woburn  

important information: 

Recording from the Year 2 Information Session on 9.30.2022

Information Session Video Recording
Passcode: Z!th07r!

ASOST Frequently Asked Questions from Year 2 Information Session

If you did not fill out an LOI for Year 1, please fill out the LOI for Year 2.  

Please contact Sarah Chamberlain at with questions.