The major federal funding sources supporting after-school programs promote a variety of goals and outcomes, including:

  • substance abuse prevention
  • juvenile delinquency
  • workforce development
  • academic supports for students

For more information on federal funding sources supporting after-school, read How to Get Money .

New Funding

Do Something Grants
$500 Seed Grants
Are you working to start a community action project or program? Do you need money to turn your ideas into action? We give out a $500 Do Something Seed Grant every week to help young people just like YOU!
Deadline: None! Apply now! You will be notified whether or not you have won within 2-3 months after submission.

$500 Growth Grants
Did you create a sustainable community action project, program or organization that you want to grow? Are you looking for funding to take your already successful project to the next level? We give out a $500 Do Something Growth Grant every week to help young people just like YOU!
Deadline: None! Apply now! You will be notified whether or not you have won within 2-3 months after submission.

 

General grant info website:

  • Grants.gov - This website is a single, comprehensive location for finding and applying for all federal grant programs. This cross-agency Web site has information about more than 800 grant programs involving all 26 federal grant-making agencies and can guide you through the process of applying for funding.
  • Searchable Database of Federal Funding Sources - The Afterschool.gov website provides a searchable database of federal funding sources that support afterschool programs. Through the links provided on this page, you can find funding that can help to support your program, learn more about the different types of federal funds, and view key resources on how to write effective grants.

 

Federal funding sources, typically administered by state agencies, support after-school programs.

  • Child Care Funds
    • The federal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) provides subsidies to low-income families for child care for ages under 13.
    • State quality improvement initiatives include an earmarked fund for improvements in the quality of school-age care.
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Funds
    • May be spent directly on after-school programs
    • Up to 30% may be transferred to CCDF
  • Education Funds
    • 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC)
    • Title 1
    • Safe and Drug Free Schools
  • Workforce Development Funds
    • Title 1 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA)
  • AmeriCorps
    • Provides trained, dedicated volunteers to agencies and non-profits, including those serving children in out-of-school time
  • Juvenile Justice Funds: Violence Prevention
    • Title V Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency Prevention
  • Obesity Prevention Funds
    • Carol M. White Physical Education program funded by the Department of Education
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Funds
    • Preventive Health and Services Block Grant, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For detailed information go to The Finance Project’s Out-of-School Time funding series.