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  • Connecticut State Budget Update – February 10, 2020 On February 5, Governor Lamont released his proposed budget adjustment for the next fiscal year starting July 1, 2020. What does this mean for after school funding? The Governor’s proposal (on pages B-61 & 62) cuts $530,000 from the state-funded After School Grant Program, a 9% cut that would […]

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  • The National Afterschool Association just released The Landscape of Afterschool Leadership: Considerations for Supporting and Strengthening Diversity (click here to read full report).  As part of that work, NAA is now accepting applications from people of color in out-of-school time who hold mid-level management positions (i.e. site coordinators, program managers, etc.) and would like to […]

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  • A total of 26 grants will be awarded to support local afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle schoolers. Take a look to see which grant category is a good fit for you, and apply! Three grant categories: $100,000 – 8 grants of $50,000 per year over the span of two years will go to […]

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  • October 24th is the 20th Anniversary of Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide event to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America’s children, families and communities. Have you registered your event? It’s not too late! After this week, the printer can’t guarantee that your posters will arrive before October 24. Register your celebration […]

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  • In late 2018, the Connecticut After School Network released its 3rd edition of the Connecticut Quality Self-Assessment Tool (CT-QSAT) to help strengthen after school programs.  A quality program is one that is reflective and willing to improve, change, and grow. It believes in successful outcomes for its participants. It understands that improving program quality is […]

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  • These intensive sessions blend fun, engaging content with a richer, more in-depth exploration of the most challenging issues facing after school program staff.  Join us as we go deep, building reflective practice and making best practices and inspiring ideas into realistic, feasible changes to your programs.  Build expertise and skill that will translate into improved […]

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  • The Connecticut State Department of Education has released its Request for Proposals for afterschool funding through the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant. The 21st CCLC grant application is electronic and is located on the State Department of Education’s e-grants system.  You should contact Millie Crawford at mcrawford@hmbnet.com to gain access to the system. Her […]

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  • TGIFriyays!  After school professionals will come together with context experts in a friendly and engaging conversation about one key area of after school program quality.  Explore tools and strategies, try new activities and games, share ideas, and network with colleagues.  Join us for Fun Fridays, and leave inspired and equipped to make your program shine! […]

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  • STEM Focused Mini-Grants for After School Programs in Connecticut The Connecticut After School Network in collaboration with the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium is offering mini-grants of $1000 each to fund ten afterschool programs across Connecticut in an effort to expand STEM learning in an experiential way. Possible programming must be a minimum of two […]

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  • The Connecticut State Department of Education has released its Request for Proposals for the After-School Grant Program for Grades K-12 for the two year period 7/1/19 – 6/30/21. The State Department of Education has posted two videos to help with this process, which can be found here: Part 1 Part 2 For the first time, […]

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