Funding ARCHIVE

  • ​One-day Volunteer Opportunity, with a Hawaiian theme! NEW DATES ADDED! The Connecticut State Department of Education is currently looking for a few good grant readers to help them evaluate grant proposals for after school programs. This is an unpaid, one or two-day (your choice!) volunteer commitment on either (or both): Friday, September 8, 2017  and/or  Thursday, September 21, 2017

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  • A 21st Century Community Learning Center (21stCCLC) Bidders Conference will be held on Tuesday, August 29th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at CREC Central Office (111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford). The 21stCCLC Request for Proposals is expected to be posted to the CT State Department of Education website on August 21st. Proposals must be submitted by September 22nd. Eligible applicants must serve schools […]

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  • The 2017 State Department of Education After-School Grant Program for Grades K-12 Purpose: To implement or expand high-quality programs outside school hours that offer students academic/educational enrichment and recreational activities in grades K-12 that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students. The Request for Proposal has now been posted […]

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  • Update on Funding for State After School Grants: The Governor and the State Legislature continue to negotiate on the final state budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2017. While the legislature is not considering the original proposal to block grant the funds by combining it with five other programs, the afterschool line item […]

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  • From the Afterschool Alliance: Late last night, after a weekend of negotiations, the House released a $1.070 trillion omnibus spending bill, which will fund the government through September 30, 2017. Votes on the bill are expected this week in order to avoid a government shutdown when the continuing resolution expires at the end of the day on Friday, May 5. The […]

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  • After-School and Out-of-School Program Grants Deadline: February 8, 2017 The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities is offering awards and grants for after-school and out-of-school programs that “are transforming the lives of young people.” Programs that engage young people in out-of-class time in the arts and humanities are eligible. In particular, programs should […]

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  • Thinking about how to support middle school OST? The New York Life Foundation has opened a new Aim High grant opportunity focused on middle school. Aim High will provide $1.95M over three years to middle school afterschool, summer or expanded learning programs serving disadvantaged youth. A total of 18 grant awards will be made nationwide—take […]

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  • The Connecticut After School Network will be hosting confidential listening sessions throughout January 2017. All licensed and exempt after school program providers are encouraged to come and share their thoughts, experiences, and ideas regarding current Office of Early Childhood (OEC) licensing regulations and practices. Responses and attendee list will be kept confidential. Please RSVP to […]

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  • Keeping Care4Kids open for families is a top priority.  Thank you to all of you who are helping in this effort by testifying before the Appropriations Committee, signing the petition, calling your elected representatives, sharing information by email and social media.  Your voice is being heard. Last week, the state legislature’s Appropriations Committee held a hearing that […]

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  • An important alert from our colleagues at the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance (CECA) — please join with us in supporting this essential program! PROTECT CONNECTICUT’S CHILD CARE 1. November 16, 10:30 a.m., CECA ADVOCACY COMMITTEE meeting followed by meetings with legislators 2. November 29, 3 – 4 p.m., RALLY at the Capitol, 300 Capitol Ave. […]

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