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General Purposes

Afterschool Alliance

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–December 31, 2011
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant increase will allow the Afterschool Alliance to implement three complementary initiatives that will build additional support for afterschool programs at the federal, state, and local levels. The initiatives are: 1) strengthening state and local afterschool initiatives by increasing the Afterschool Ambassadors program in key states or districts; 2) conducting in-depth focus group research regarding popular perceptions of and participation in afterschool programs to develop effective messaging; and 3) coordinating an AmeriCorps VISTA effort to build the capacity of the statewide afterschool networks.