State Legislature extended the duration of the Michigan After-School Initiative, a task force convened to develop a plan to ensure quality after-school programs for every child in the state. The Michigan After-School Partnership (MASP), co-chaired by Michigan Department of Education and Department of Human Services, was established by Public Act 344 of 2004 (September 29, 2004) and Public Act 351 of 2004 (September 30, 2004).
Legislative appropriations facilitated the leveraging of private funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation for $225,000 and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for $100,000.
Legislature enhanced MASP through House Resolution 35 and Senate Resolution 127, adding the Departments of Labor and Economic Growth, History, Arts and Libraries and Community Health as co-chairs and overseeing its efforts to implement the policy recommendations and Action Plan identified in the MASI Report of December 15, 2003.
Support for MASP expanded with funding from the Michigan Department of Education and Department of Human Services, Department of Labor and Economic Growth, and the Department of History, Arts and Libraries, as well as $225,000 from the C.S. Mott Foundation.