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Arkansas Statewide Afterschool Network

Arkansas State University

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Advancing Afterschool
  • Grant Amount $225,000
  • Grant Period October 1, 2011–September 30, 2014
  • Location Little Rock, AR, United States
  • Geographic Focus Arkansas

About this grant

This grant will support Arkansas State University to coordinate the Arkansas Statewide Afterschool Network. In addition to continuing the network’s core work to advance afterschool in Arkansas, the network will complete a multiyear project that will implement key recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force on Afterschool and Summer Programs. This will include: 1) establishing out-of-school time leadership academies in five regions of the state to expand afterschool opportunities; and 2) conducting a fiscal mapping project to identify state and local resources that can be used to fund quality afterschool and summer programs. To ensure that new models and best practices are incorporated nationally, the network will share lessons learned and products with the other statewide afterschool networks.