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General Purposes

Afterschool Alliance

www.afterschoolalliance.org

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $1,900,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2017–December 31, 2017
  • 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 children and youth, particularly those in underserved populations, will have access to engaging afterschool opportunities that inspire learning and achievement in school and in life. The Afterschool Alliance serves as a critical voice and organizer of the field, works with federal policymakers to advance opportunities for afterschool programs, and ensures that the field’s lessons inform national education and youth policy initiatives. The grantee will continue to: 1) serve as an information source on afterschool programs and resources; 2) be an effective voice in its efforts to expand quality afterschool programs; 3) increase access to research and data on the effectiveness of quality afterschool programs; and 4) increase communications to show the positive impact of afterschool programs on children, families, and communities. The grantee also works with the 50 statewide afterschool networks to support state-level afterschool initiatives and serves as a member of the national Afterschool Technical Assistance Collaborative.