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Inside and Outside the Classroom, Afterschool Programs Work: Another View

PennLive Op-Ed, June 7, 2017
The President's 2018 fiscal budget eliminates federal funding for afterschool programs, saying there is no evidence of their impact. That is not the case here in Pennsylvania, where afterschool programs are a proven, high yield investment in our kids, our communities and our economy. Every one dollar invested in afterschool programs saves at least three dollars by increasing kids' earning potential, improving kids' performance at school and reducing crime and juvenile delinquency.



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.