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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Deadline: Varies, check site.

 The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is designed to extend the school day and/or year to meet state and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.   21st CCLCs offer students an array of additional services, programs, and activities such as: youth development activities; drug and violence prevention programs; counseling programs; art, music, and recreation programs; technology education programs; and character education programs that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students. Youth initiatives can use the funds to coordinate with providers offering a wide range of activities for youth, including financial literacy training, mentoring, and other enrichment activities


Grants are awarded to State educational agencies, which in turn manage statewide competitions and award grants to eligible entities. Eligible entities are all local educational agencies, community-based organizations, another public or private entity, or a partnership of two or more of such entities that serve schools with a high concentration of low-income youth. Faith-based organizations are eligbile to apply, with regulations.

Record Updated: Tue, 27 Apr 2010

Abstinence Education Program

Deadline: Varies, check site.

The Abstinence Education Grant provides funding to States and Territories for abstinence education, mentoring, counseling and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity. Projects focus on those groups most likely to bear children out of wedlock, including youth who are homeless, in foster care, live in rural areas or geographic areas with high teen birth rates, or come from racial or ethnic minority groups with disparities in teen birth rates.


State governments, County governments, City or township governments, Independent school districts, Hospitals and Clinics, State controlled institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments, and Public Housing authority.


Record Updated: Thu, 23 Feb 2017

AmeriCorps State and National Grants

Deadline: Varies, check site.

AmeriCorps provides trained dedicated volunteers to public agencies, nonprofits and faith-based organizations to help those organizations accomplish more. AmeriCorps members tutor and mentor youth, teach computer skills, and run after-school programs.


State governments, tribes, territories, national nonprofit organizations, professional corps and multi-state organizations are eligible to apply for grants.

A thorough description of eligibility requirements can be found here

Arts in Education

Deadline: Varies, check site.

For organizations, the NEA funds projects only. Projects may consist of one or more specific events or activities. Projects do not have to be new. Excellent existing projects can be just as competitive as new activities. Projects do not need to be big either; we welcome small projects that can make a difference in their community or field.


To be eligible, the applicant organization must: Meet the National Endowment for the Arts’ "Legal Requirements" including nonprofit, tax-exempt status at the time of application. (All organizations must apply directly on their own behalf. Applications through a fiscal sponsor are not allowed. See more information on fiscal sponsors.) Have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline. Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all National Endowment for the Arts grant(s) previously received.

Chafee Foster Care Independence Program

Deadline: Varies, check site.

Grants assist states and localities in establishing and carrying out programs to assist youth aging out of the foster care system. Intended beneficiaries are youth up to the ages of 21 for whom foster care maintenance payments are or have been made by the state.

Grants may be used to assist youth under 18: 1) make the transition to self-sufficiency; 2) receive education, training, and healthservices; 3) obtain employment; 4) prepare for and enter post-secondary training and educational institutions; and 5) provide personal and emotional support to youth through mentors and the promotion of interactions with dedicated adults. Grants also may be used to provide financial, housing, counseling, employment, education, and other appropriate support and services to former foster care recipients for up to five years and/or their 23rd birthday. Youth initiatives may use these funds to support activities that assist foster care youth make the transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency.


This program is intended to serve: youth who are likely to remain in foster care until age 18; youth who were adopted or under kinship guardianship at age 16 or older; and young adults ages 18–21 who have aged out of the foster care system.

For detailed eligibility information, you must contact your state’s Child Welfare Agency directly. You can find the State Independent Living and Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Coordinator list here

Record Updated: Fri, 30 Jun 2017

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Deadline: Varies, check site.

CACFP provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children. 


Community-based programs that offer enrichment activities for at-risk children and youth, 18 and under, after the regular school day ends, can provide free meals and snacks through CACFP. Programs must be offered in areas where at least 50 percent of the children are eligible for free and reduced price meals based upon school data.

For eligibility requirements and state specific information, click here

Record Updated: Wed, 29 Mar 2017

Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools Program

Deadline: Varies, check site.

These grants support the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education by providing campus-based child care services.

Funds are used to support or establish campus-based child care programs primarily serving the needs of low-income students enrolled in intitutions of higher education. Grants may be used for before- and after-school services.


An institution of higher education is eligible to receive a grant under this program if the total amount of all Federal Pell grant funds awarded to students enrolled at the institution of higher education for the preceding fiscal year equals or exceeds $350,000.

Record Updated: Tue, 3 May 2016

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): Entitlement Grants

Deadline: Varies, check site.

The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the Nation.


Principal cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs); Other metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000; Qualified urban counties with populations of at least 200,000 (excluding the population of entitled cities).

Each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program: benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.

Record Updated: Fri, 12 May 2017

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): Section 108 Loan Guarantees

Deadline: Varies, check site.

This program supports guaranteed and insured loans that provide communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and large-scale physical development projects.

Projects and activities must either principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons, aid in the elimination or prevention of slums and blight, or meet urgent needs of the community. A wide range of community and economic development projects have been funded, including public facilities, housing rehabilitation projects, and economic development loan funds.


Metropolitan cities and urban counties that receive entitlement grants may apply directly to HUD for loan guarantee assistance. Non-entitlement communities under the state CDBG program may also apply, but must have a pledge of their state's CDBG funds from the appropriate agency.

Record Updated: Fri, 16 Jun 2017

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): States' Program

Deadline: Varies, check site.

Under the State CDBG Program, states award grants to smaller units of general local government that develop and preserve decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create and retain jobs. Annually, each State develops funding priorities and criteria for selecting projects.

This program focuses primarily on physical infrastructure improvements that promote community economic development. Funds are used for local neighborhood revitalization, economic development, or provision of improved community facilities and services.


49 States and Puerto Rico participate in the State CDBG Program. HUD continues to administer the program for the non-entitled counties in the State of Hawaii because the State has permanently elected not to participate in the State CDBG Program. HUD distributes funds to each State based on a statutory formula which takes into account population, poverty, incidence of overcrowded housing, and age of housing.