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Maine Statewide Afterschool Network

University of Southern Maine

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2014–September 30, 2017
  • Location Augusta, ME, United States
  • Geographic Focus Maine

About this grant

This grant will support the University of Southern Maine which coordinates the Maine Statewide Afterschool Network. The Maine Statewide Afterschool Network will focus on building capacity for long-term success and advancing systems change for afterschool and expanded learning in Maine. Over the next three years, the network will support the development of policy, partnerships, and funding to benefit youth in afterschool and expanded learning programs. The network’s specific initiatives will include: 1) developing afterschool policy connecting to the school day; 2) developing a financing plan for school-based and school-linked afterschool programs; and 3) creating a statewide system of evaluation.