Grants & eLearning

Public Notice of Intent to Apply for the LEAPS Grant:
Submission of the FY2021 LEAPS grant application was completed on June 9, 2020.

Please refer all questions about the LEAPs grant to the LEAPs Project Director:

Tiffany Swain

931-684-3284 ext 2212



Information about our current LEAPs grant is below:


Extended hours are open between 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM and again after school from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the schools listed below. Below you will also find site directors for each school that can answer any questions about that specific school.


Eakin - Kim Harber

East Side - Donna Helton

Learning Way - Nakisha Williams-Bey

Harris Middle - Sherry Lawell

Community High - Rhonda Leverette


The site people keep up with timesheets, monitoring forms, data, records, and submit data to the ELAP System for the Project Director Tiffany Swain. Please see them for specifics of the program at these sites. This program is free. Transportation is available after school at Harris, Eakin, East Side, and Learning Way within a 4-mile radius of the school. All students wanting to participate must get with the school site director listed above to submit the student for approval. There will be a 24-hour wait period before confirmation that the student is accepted. So, if you would like to stay for one of our great after school programs, please notify the site director at your school.



  • The grant includes activities specific to each school.
  • All schools offer tutoring so if you need extra help with certain subjects, please contact the site director at the school. Please note: it is beneficial to all if the student attends a minimum of 30 days.
Helpful links for LEAPs students & families during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Dolly Parton Bedtime Stories
Math Skills Practice
Disseminating "COVID-19: How Can I Protect Myself and Others?" Guide for Youth 
Super Summer Reading Program for LEAPs Students
Your child is invited to participate in the Super Summer Reading Program provided by the LEAPs Afterschool Program for the Bedford County School System.  The Super Summer Reading Program is paid for by a Dollar General Summer Literacy Grant, so it is free to our students!   We invite you to call Tiffany Swain (931-684-3284 ext. 2212) at the Central Office for the Bedford County Department of Education at 500 Madison Street, Shelbyville TN, to set up a time to pick up their FREE Books to read and keep, prizes/incentives, snacks, and reading logs.  You will only have to make one in-person visit to participate in this program.  We look forward to seeing you!