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21st Century Community Learning Centers
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.
Agricultural Science Education
The U.S. Department of Agriculture seeks to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm-to-school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. Grants range from $20,000 - $100,000.
Schools, state and local agencies, Indian tribal organizations, small- and medium-sized agricultural producers, and nonprofits. Eligible schools are defined as preK-12 school food authorities, nonprofit private schools, charter schools, Indian tribal schools, and others that participate in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs.
Abstinence Education Program
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.
America Walks: Community Change Micro Grants
This program awards up to $1,500 to fund or help to catalyze smaller-scale, low-cost projects and programs that increase the prevalence of walking, expand the diversity of people and organizations working to advance walkability, and help to make walking safer, easier, and more fun for all community members. (From webpage). Grantees have included community schools, YMCAs, health centers, cities, parks and more. Keep youth and residents physically active with health and wellness projects dedicated to keeping people walking in their communities.
American Honda Foundation
With the mission to help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits, the American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. The America Honda Foundation supports youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. $20,000-$75,000
Take a quiz to see if your organization qualifies for a grant from Honda here.
AmeriCorps State and National Grants
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
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
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.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
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.
Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools Program
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.