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2017 Afterschool for All Challenge Facts

  • More than 200 people attended from 45 states
  • Advocates participated in 200 meetings with members of Congress and their staff
  • Afterschool STEM advocates met with officials from the Office of Management and the Budget, Department of Education and National Science Foundation
  • Friends of afterschool made hundreds of phone calls and sent thousands of emails to congressional offices

In one day, there were 3,700 meetings, calls and emails in support of federal afterschool funding. The Afterschool Alliance thanks everyone for their hard work to send a clear message to Congress that afterschool works. Read More



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.