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General Purposes

Afterschool Alliance

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $1,000,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2004
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The Afterschool Alliance was created to raise awareness and public support for quality, affordable afterschool programs. Funding will enable the Alliance to build public awareness and support for afterschool programs at the federal, state and local levels by building a broad base of support; reaching out to key leaders and constituencies; improving media campaigns; ensuring the sustainability of programs; increasing state commitment to afterschool programming; and strengthening local programs and advocacy.Recent accomplishments included working to increase funding by identifying sources at the federal level; supporting advocacy efforts in nearly 20 states and working with groups such as the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Governors Association to promote afterschool programs in all 50 states; and providing training and tools for sustainability and advocacy for afterschool programs at the local level.