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Allies for Children Signs Letter Urging Elected Officials to Support School Breakfast

Allies for Children joined more than 40 organizations from across Pennsylvania to show support for the $2 million school breakfast initiative included in Governor Tom Wolf’s 2017-18 budget proposal. The letter was delivered to legislators and administration officials in the final days of the April session. Elected officials need to understand the importance of school breakfast as they enter budget negotiations in the weeks to come. Recently, Allies for Children and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank published a report about school breakfast consumption in Allegheny County and how schools can utilize alternative breakfast models to combat childhood hunger. The report found on average 56 students that qualify for free and reduced price meals are eating breakfast for every 100 that eat lunch. Contact Kurt Knaus for questions or to add your organization to the list of supporters.



2017-20 Cohort 9 RFA

Important Dates
• Letter of intent due: May 4, 2017
• Applications due: May 26, 2017
• Grant period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. These opportunities must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. Centers must also offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs, to offer literacy and other educational services to their families.