African American/Black Student Success Plan Grant Program: Establishment
(1)There is established the African American/Black Student Success Plan Grant Program to support early learning hubs, providers of early learning services, school districts, education service districts, post-secondary institutions of education, and Community-Based Organizations who are working to design, implement, improve, expand, or otherwise revise programs and services for African/African American/Black/African Diaspora students.
(2)The programs and services to be provided under the Grant must implement one or more of the strategies or address one or more of the objectives included in the African American/Black Student Success Plan and must address one or more of the following indicators:
(a)Decrease the Disproportionate rate of Disciplinary Incidents;
(b)Increase parental engagement;
(c)Increase the engagement of Students in educational activities before and after regular school hours;
(d)Increase participation in kindergarten readiness and early childhood education programs;
(e)Improve literacy and numeracy levels across kindergarten through grade three;
(f)Support Student transitions to and through the middle school grades to maintain and improve academic performance;
(g)Support Student transitions from middle school to and through the high school grades to maintain and improve academic performance;
(h)Support the development and implementation of Culturally Responsive pedagogy and practices from early childhood through post-secondary education;
(i)Support the development of Culturally Responsive curricula from early childhood through post-secondary education;
(j)Increase attendance of Students in community colleges and professional certification programs;
(k)Increase attendance of Students in four-year post-secondary institutions of education; or
(l)Increase financial resources to sustain and advance the work of the African American/Black Student Success Plan.
(3)Subject to available funds, the Department of Education shall award Grants based on a detailed description of proposed programming or services. The programs or services may include:
(a)The scale-up of an existing program or project; and/or
(b)The implementation of a new program or project.
(4)The purpose of the Grant program is to provide funds to applicants that document an understanding of the unique needs of African/African American/Black/African Diaspora students, have the potential to become exemplar programs, and who create collaborative practices relating to strategies outlined in the African American/Black Student Success Plan.
Rule 581-017-0553 — African American/Black Student Success Plan Grant Program: Establishment,