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Secretaries Cite "Deep Concerns" in Response to PA House Budget Proposal

In April, Secretaries Pedro Rivera and Ted Dallas joined their colleagues at the Departments of Health, Aging and Drug and Alcohol Programs to issue letters to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees responding to the proposed budget passed by the House (HB 218). Citing "deep concerns about the impact," the letters detail the numbers of children and families that would not receive services because of the proposed cuts. Child care assistance as well as the PA Pre-K Counts and Head Start Supplemental Assistance Program are on the list to be cut.



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.