Question 11: It looks like I wasn't clear in my initial inquiry [Q6]. This statement accurately reflects the Oregon MESA program: "If the program provides programming in the after-school hours, and in addition provides school-day services/staffing, the program is eligible to seek PCL after-school funding and request some portion of funds be used for school-day activities (e.g. programs that provide after-school academic support where program staff also provide supports during the school day such as advocating for youth with school staff)."
Is this correct: MESA could receive funding for its entire STEM program which is predominantly an after-school program but also provides training and support for a limited number of schools to provide the same service during the school day.
If the District pays the teachers' salaries for school-day activities, but MESA also provides paid classroom mentors during that time (as they do for the predominant after school sessions), would the school-day mentor expense be eligible?
PCL Response: The primary purpose of after-school grants is to fund programming for children in the hours after the school day ends, both to engage youth in positive activities during these hours, and to provide child supervision while parents and caregivers may be working. All after-school programs funded must primarily provide programming during these hours at all sites served. If an after-school program also provides access to school-day services and summer program services at the same site, PCL will contribute to funding those school-day and summer services as extensions of the support provided in the after-school programming. In the situation described previously in Question 6 and clarified above, PCL would not fund school-day services (the classroom mentors) because the program does not offer after-school services at the site.