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General Purposes

Afterschool Alliance

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $1,000,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–December 31, 2010
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will allow the Afterschool Alliance to continue its efforts to ensure that all children and youth — particularly those in underserved populations — will have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. The grantee serves as the lead voice and organizer of the field; works with policymakers to advance opportunities for afterschool; and ensures that the field’s lessons inform various policy fronts and other education reform initiatives. Specifically, the grantee will continue its work on the following priorities: 1) serving as an information source on afterschool programs and resources; 2) being an effective voice for afterschool in efforts to expand quality afterschool programs; 3) encouraging the development of local, state, and national afterschool constituencies and systems; and 4) communicating the impact of afterschool programs on children, families, and communities. In addition, the grantee will work with the Mott-funded, statewide afterschool networks and the afterschool field to help afterschool programs access federal stimulus dollars.