Afterschool funding at a glance

A selection of possible funding sources at multiple levels

Looking for funding sources can be daunting—there are potential sources to tap at the federal, state and local levels, as well as opportunities for private funding and in-kind contributions. We've collected a list of examples at each level to help get the ball rolling.

Federal Funding: 

  • Education - GEAR UP, Bilingual Education: Comprehensive
    School Grants
  • Justice - Juvenile Mentoring Program (JUMP)
  • Health and Human Services - School Action Grant Program
  • Housing and Urban Development - Youthbuild

Federal Funding (State Agencies): 

  • Education - Title I, 21st Century Community Learning
    Centers, Safe and Drug Free Schools
  • Juvenile Justice - Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
    Prevention: Allocation to States
  • Health and Human Services - Child Care Development Fund, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Agriculture - USDA Snack Money


  • State Education Agency
  • State Department of Health and Human Services
  • Community Education Office
  • Governors' Commissions related to youth


  • School District
  • City or County General Fund
  • Youth Services Bureaus
  • Parks and Recreation Departments
  • Sheriff 's Office


  • Foundations: National, State and Community
  • Corporations
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Police Athletic League
  • Volunteer Center

In-Kind Contributions:

  • Staff Time from a Community Organization
  • Evaluations Conducted by Universities
  • Fundraising Consultation by a Business
  • Special Events Ads by Local Media