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Iowa Statewide Afterschool Network

Chrysalis Foundation

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2006–September 30, 2009
  • Location Des Moines, IA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Iowa

About this grant

This grant will support the Chrysalis Foundation in furthering the Iowa Afterschool Alliance, a statewide afterschool network composed of state agencies, state and local policymakers, community-based organizations, and other key decisionmakers. This renewal is an innovation grant, which continues to provide core support to the network, while also encouraging new ideas designed to build or enhance positive systemic changes that further policies and practices for school-based/school-linked afterschool programs. In addition to continuing its work in building the field of afterschool in Iowa, the network will create "Iowa’s Blueprint for Afterschool." This document will catalogue issues affecting afterschool in the state, while putting forth a comprehensive policy and funding plan for afterschool in Iowa. Each network receiving an innovations grant is expected to share lessons learned and products with the national network of statewide afterschool networks. This grantee is part of the second cohort of Mott-funded statewide afterschool networks.