Grants ARCHIVE

  • After 117 days without a state budget, the Connecticut General Assembly has passed a veto-proof, bipartisan budget and sent it to Governor Malloy. The state-funded afterschool line is in there for $4.7 million, only a small cut from last year. (Here’s the actual bill that passed.) As with any budget there are winners and losers, and […]

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  • ​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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  • 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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  • Bidders Conference on Monday, August 15, 2016 The Competitive Grant Bidders Conference will provide information on the major components and criteria for developing proposals for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers’ Out of School Time Grant Program. Eligible applicants include local educational agencies; community-based organizations; faith-based organizations; other public or private organizations; and a consortium […]

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  • For kids, few moments in life are more glorious than the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation. Hooray! Three whole months of sweet freedom! But when school’s out, kids from low-income families have a real problem on their hands. While their more affluent peers may be visiting libraries, attending summer […]

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  • Call your legislators today, Tuesday, May 3, 2016! The Governor and legislators are deep into budget negotiations today, and the Governor’s most recent proposal released yesterday would cut the After School Grant program by 20%. While some cuts are to be expected in the face of the state budget crisis (the Democrats recommendations on 4/28 […]

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