NEW: Since President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) into law on March 11, 2021, state education agencies (SEAs) have been working to maximize the impact of the $122 billion in federal education funds to support students impacted by the pandemic. Districts must spend a minimum of 20% of their funds on learning loss, which explicitly calls out summer and afterschool programs as an allowable use.
Check out examples of states using COVID relief funds to partner with afterschool and summer learning programs, and then use our toolkit to reach out to your school districts and local education leaders.
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School districts, schools, and community organizations
School districts and community organizations
Non-profit community organizations
Eligible youth opportunities include recreation camps, residence camps and seasonal and year-round day camps. A list of eligible youth recreation camps may be found by visiting https://nhcamps.org/for parents/camps-directory
Community based programs, including therapy programs, after-school and summer programs, and mentoring programs
Non-profit organizations; municipalities; licensed/regulated providers of school-age childcare; and privately or publicly owned summer camp programs can apply.
Non-profit organizations that serve school-age kids virtually and in-person outside of school and during the summer months are able to apply for up to $500,000 each