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Illinois Statewide Afterschool Network

Metropolitan Family Services

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2017–September 30, 2020
  • Location Chicago, IL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois

About this grant

This grant will support Metropolitan Family Services which coordinates the Illinois Statewide Afterschool Network to continue development of policy, partnerships, and funding to benefit youth in afterschool programs. The network’s specific initiatives will include: 1) increasing communications activities to build public awareness about the importance of afterschool; 2) developing a strategic financing plan to increase resources for the network; and 3) developing training and technical assistance supports to help afterschool providers address the behavioral health needs of youth.