Impact of the Idaho State Board of Education and the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 (March 11, 2021).

Idaho Commission for Libraries

OST Planning Grants

Six libraries received $20,000 Out-of-School Time Planning grants. These grants will help libraries to engage in activities that strategically develop their programs and services for youth. The following libraries received this grant:

  • Ada Community Library – to build partnerships that provided experiential STEAM and culinary learning opportunities.
  • Donnelly Public Library District – to expand the library’s Dragon Readers Club, which offers afterschool care and activities for the Donnelly community
  • Gooding Public Library District – to purchase equipment to provide experiential culinary learning opportunities
  • Meridian Library District – to fund and expand its Junior Librarian Internship opportunities for underserved youth
  • Oneida County Library – to expand the popular kindergarten readiness kits program to older students
  • Prairie River Library District – to fund homework help opportunities, and provide access to college readiness and scholarship resources

Summer Strategies Grants

Seven libraries received $30,000 Summer Strategies grants – for a total of $210,000! –  to use research-based best practices to build summer learning programs that connect with the library’s strategic plan. The following libraries received this grant:

  • Boise Public Library – to provide targeted outreach to underserved communities
  • Burley Public Library – to support tween and teen mental health and bring authors to their community
  • Donnelly Public Library – to help fund its summer reading and school preparation camps
  • Gooding Public Library District – to expand it summer reading resources and serve more of the Gooding community
  • Hailey Public Library – to leverage partnerships to address the unique summer enrichment needs of Hailey’s underserved communities
  • Meridian Library District – to expand the popular Tales by Mail program to include older youth
  • Prairie River Library District – to enhance summer reading enrichment programs at the district’s eight library locations
Idaho Out-of-School Network

Summer of Innovation Grants

Grants funds total more than $1.4 million and have been awarded to 34 programs providing comprehensive and specialty programming.

Here are the 16 programs that received grant funds for comprehensive programming:

  1. “I Have a Dream” Foundation Idaho – Hailey – 2023 summer only
  2. Ada Community Library Star Branch – Star – 2023 and 2024 summers
  3. Boise State University TRIO Upward Bound – Boise – 2023 and 2024 summers
  4. Discovery Center of Idaho Summer Camp Program – Boise – 2023 and 2024 summers
  5. Coeur d’Alene Public School District Summer Intervention Academy – Coeur d’Alene – 2023 and 2024 summers
  6. Donnelly Public Library Hogwarts in Donnelly – Donnelly – 2023 and 2024 summers
  7. Treasure Valley Family YMCA Caldwell and Wilder Y Kids – Caldwell – 2023 and 2024 summers
  8. Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (S.O.L.E) – Sandpoint – 2023 and 2024 summers
  9. City of Star Recreation Summer Programming – Star – 2023 and 2024 summers
  10. Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Camp Echo Day Camp – Boise – 2023 and 2024 summers
  11. Wendell School District Hub City Initiative: STEAM Club Summer School – Wendell – 2023 and 2024 summers
  12. Vine and Branch Ranch Community Jardin School – Caldwell – 2023 and 2024 summers
  13. Idaho Botanical Garden Summer STEAM Camps – Boise – 2023 and 2024 summers
  14. Marsing 21st CCLC Academies (LLASER) – Marsing – 2023 and 2024 summers
  15. The Peregrine Fund Raptor High – Boise – 2023 and 2024 summers
  16. Breaking Chains Academy of Development Inc Summer Youth Empowerment – Nampa – 2023 and 2024 summers

Here are the 18 programs that received grant funds for specialty programming for the 2023 Summer:

  1. Boise Rock School – Boise
  2. Brighter Together – Meridian
  3. Caldwell School District Syringa Middle Summer Bridge Program – Caldwell
  4. Cassia School District Spark Afterschool Program – Burley
  5. Children’s Museum of Magic Valley – Twin Falls
  6. City of Troy Youth Summer Program – Troy
  7. Emmett School District Elementary/Middle School Summer Learning – Emmett
  8. Gemstone Adaptive Climbing – Twin Falls
  9. Gizmo CDA, Inc – Coeur d’Alene
  10. International Rescue Committee Boise Youth Services – Garden City
  11. Jefferson School District World Language Immersion Summer Camp – Rigby
  12. Nampa School District First Generation Leadership Summit – Nampa
  13. Payette School District Pirate STEM Camp – Payette
  14. U of I Silver Valley, Benewah, Latah Upward Bound – Sandpoint
  15. West Ada School District Summer of Steam – Boise
  16. West Bonner Library SALTI Teens – Priest River
  17. Zoo Idaho Zoological Society Education/Programming Summer – Pocatello
  18. Salmon Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition – Salmon

School Year Enrichment (SYE) Grants

Funds totaling more than $1.12 million have been awarded to 19 qualifying nonprofit organizations, public schools, faith-based organizations, and/or municipalities by the Idaho Out-of-School Network.

These one-time funds will be shared by 19 Idaho youth programs:

North Idaho

  1. Music Conservatory of Sandpoint – Music Matters! Outreach Classes (Sandpoint)
  2. University of Idaho Extension in Kootenai County – 4-H Youth Development Program (Post Falls)
  3. Coeur d’Alene SD #271 – Out of School Time Enrichments (Coeur d’Alene)
  4. Cornerstone Teen Center (Nez Perce)
  5. Growing the STEM (Coeur d’Alene)
  6. University of Idaho Extension in Schitsu’umsh Reservation – School Enrichment (Plummer)

Southwest Idaho

  1. Boys and Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley (Payette)
  2. Breaking Chains Academy of Development (Nampa)
  3. Cascade SD #422 – Cascade Afterschool Program (CAP) (Cascade)
  4. Emmett SD #221 – Afterschool Clubs (Emmett)
  5. Future Public School – Rocket to the Moon! Engineer Enrichment Center (Garden City)
  6. Lee Pesky Learning Center – LP Literacy Pods: Finishing Unfinished Learning (Boise)
  7. Marsing Joint SD #363 – Academies STEAM Academic Plan (ASAP) (Marsing)
  8. Tanta, Inc. – Beyond Study Hall (Boise)
  9. Treasure Valley YMCA – Wilder Y Kids (Wilder)
  10. University of Idaho Extension in Canyon County – 4-H Youth Development (Caldwell)

Magic Valley and Eastern Idaho

  1. Children’s Museum of Magic Valley – CMMV On the Go! (Twin Falls)
  2. ABC – Above and Beyond Classroom of Teton Valley (Driggs)
  3. American Falls School District #381 – Fired Up After School (American Falls)
Idaho STEM Action Center

Out-of-School STEM Programming Grants

  • STEMGEM After School and Summer Program, Lewis Clark State College
  • STEM Goes WILD at SOLE!, Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education (SOLE), Inc.
  • STEAM After School and Summer Camp, Summit Elementary School, Jerome, Idaho
  • Afterschool STEM Opportunities for Students K-6 at MOSAICS Public School, MOSAICS Public School
  • Victory Branch Family STEM night, Ada Community Library – Victory Branch
  • Girl Scouts STEM Outreach Program, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council
  • Children’s Museum on the Go, Children’s Museum of the Magic Valley
  • STEM All Around: STEAM Curiosity, afterschool expanding to bring stem to others, Southside Elementary School/LPOSD #84
  • Coeur d’Alene School District 271 After School STEM Enrichments, Coeur d’Alene School District 271
  • STEM Helping Students Play Catch-Up, West Minico Middle School
  • Ready, Set, Drone!, Midway Elementary School
  • After-School Science and Engineering Club, Hobbs Middle School Science & Technology Club
  • FIRST Lego League (FLL) Lego Explore Club and Expo, Hubbard Elementary School
  • Connecting Rural Idaho Communities from Notus to Parma, Notus School District
  • Whittier Family STEM Night and Summer STEM Learning Kits, Whittier Elementary
  • Whitney Elementary Summer Science Camp, Whitney Elementary
  • STEM Summer Programming with Edventures Curriculum, Basin Elementary School
  • YMCA Camp STEM Enrichment Initiative, Treasure Valley Family YMCA
  • Planting STEM Seeds, Lewiston Independent Foundation for Education
  • Women in Virtual Reality Coding Camp, Oakley High School
  • Boundary County Library Summer Robotics Program, Boundary County Library
  • Challenges, Challenges Everywhere! Let’s Solve Them with PBL and STEM!, John Brown Elementary School
  • iDRONE Summer CAMP Online to Promote STEM Pipelines across Idaho, University of Idaho
  • Pizza-ology, University of Idaho
  • Filling the Learning Loss Hole while having Fun in the Summer, Aberdeeb Elementary School
  • Graphics Art/AutoCad STEAM Program for Out of School Learning, Oneida County Library
  • Summer STREAM at the Library, Gooding Public Library
  • OHS Starry Sky Explorers, Oakley Jr. Sr. High School
  • Out of School STEM Funding Grant, Priest River Elementary
  • Blacksmithing and Casting: The Science of Metallurgy, and Fluid Dynamics, Kendrick High School
  • Whitney Elementary- Year-Round STEM Enrichment (After-school & Summer Program), Whitney Elementary
  • Dragon Readers Club After School Program, Donnelly Public Library
  • STEM Creativity Carnival, University of Idaho
  • Preston Junior High After-School C.A.S.T. Program, Preston Junior High School
  • CCLC After-School Program, CCLC After-School Program of Lake Pend Oreille School District #84
  • STEMMING Learning Loss through Active Engagement, Genesee Joint District #282
  • Out of School Explorations in STEAM with Idaho Botanical Garden, Idaho Botanical Garden
  • Ada Communtiy Library After-School STEM Programs and Family STEM Events, Lake Hazel Branch, Victory Branch
  • Ignite Their Future STEM Summer Camp, Idaho State University, College of Technology
  • Sugar Salem After School STEM Club, Sugar-Salem Junior High School/Kershaw Intermediate School
  • Afterschool Virtual Reality Coding Club, Oakley High School
  • Think, Make, Create: STEAM for All, United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County
  • Reach for the Stars Planetarium & STEM Camps, Children’s Museum of Idaho
  • STARBASE Idaho 2.0 and 3.0 Advanced After-School Programs, STARBASE Idaho
  • Robotics Club Increase, Rigby High School
  • STEM Outreach and Afterschool Program, Marsh Valley School District
  • After School STEM Programs for all ages, PI STEM Academy
  • Bogus Basin SnowSchool STEM Camp, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
  • Cascade Library After-School STEM Program, Cascade Public Library
  • Makers On The Move, Gizmo-CDA, Inc.
  • Out of School STEM camp for Title 1 Whittier Elementary, Bananas Robotics Inc.
  • DNA: Links To Our Past And Direction For Our Future, South Hills Middle School
  • Hobbs Middle School Science Club, Hobbs Middle School
  • Hidden Springs Elementary School PFA, Hidden Springs Elementary
  • Afterschool STEM Opportunities for K-7 Students at MOSAICS Public School, MOSAICS Public School
  • Afterschool Autonomous Robotics Club, Galileo STEM Academy
  • Seven Oaks Elementary PTA Family STEM Night, Seven Oaks Elementary PTA
  • STEAM Night at White Pine Elementary School, White Pine Elementary School
  • Bengal Math Lab, Lewiston High School
  • STEM After School Club Riverview Elementary, Riverview Elementary
  • Afterschool STEM Nights, REUSEUM Educational, Inc.
  • Building STEAM for Students, Lewiston Independent Foundation for Education
  • Challis Public Library STEM Funding Request for OST Grant 2024, Challis Public Library
  • YMCA STEM Initiative – Ada County, Treasure Valley Family YMCA
  • General Program Support for Afterschool Programming, Boise Urban Garden School
  • K-5 STEM Summer Camp: Developing STEM Skills using PBL Learning Activities, College of Education
  • McCall Outdoor Science School for Low Income Middle Schoolers, East Valley Middle School