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New Grant Opportunity for After School Programs!

The Connecticut State Department of Education is pleased to announce the new competitive ARP ESSER After School Innovation Request for Proposals (RFP). 

The ARP ESSER After School Innovation Request for Proposals (SDE RFP # 834) will be posted on the Department’s website and electronic grants management system on August 2nd. A bidder’s conference is scheduled for August 8th. All Local Education Agencies are eligible to apply. Nonprofits, smaller communities, and those who have not received previous state or federal after school funding are especially encouraged to apply. Applications will be due September 6th.

Purpose: To support innovative after school programs for the next two school years (2023 and 2024). The grant application primarily focuses on creating new and innovative after school programs to reach underserved target populations most impacted by COVID-19, while simultaneously building the grantees’ capacity through the assistance of local and community partnerships.

Did you miss the bidder’s conference on August 8th? Here are the slides that were presented. A recording of the webinar is available here.

Application Deadline: September 6, 2022. Applications must be submitted in the CT Electronic Grant Management System (eGMS)

Contact: Dr. Agnes Quinones at or Shelby Pons at
Phone: (860) 807-2103

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