Afterschool funding database
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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.
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.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program
This program assists Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) expand their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their localities, including neighborhood revitalization, housing, and economic development consistent with the purposes of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The HBCU program also encourages greater citizen participation in the local/neighborhood planning process and, ultimately, in development of their localities' and states' Consolidated Plan for submission to HUD.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities as determined by the Department of Education in 34 CFR 608.2 pursuant to that Department's responsibilities under Executive Order 12677, dated April 28, 1989.
Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant
Under this program, financial assistance is provided to states and territories to support projects for the development and implementation of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation activities directed to the diseases of alcohol and drug abuse. Funds may be used at the discretion of the states for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation activities.
State and U.S. territory governments; or tribal organizations. NOTE: Only the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians is eligible for direct award of SAPT Block Grant Funds, per the PHS Act.
Compassion Capital Fund Communities Empowering Youth Program
Under the new Communities Empowering Youth (CEY) Demonstration Program, ACF will award funds to build the organizational capacity of experienced organizations and their partnering faith-based and community organizations to better meet the needs of America's disadvantaged youth.? The lead faith-based or community organization (lead organization) will assist its faith-based and community partners through technical assistance and training in four CEY critical areas: 1) leadership development, 2) organizational development, 3) program development, and 4) community engagement.? CCF CEY monies are to be used by the lead organization and its partnering faith-based and community organizations to increase their overall organizational sustainability and capacity.? Capacity building activities are designed to increase an organization's sustainability and effectiveness, enhance its ability to provide social services, develop and/or diversify its funding sources, and create effective collaborations to better serve those most in need.
Capacity building activities shall focus on strengthening the organizational capacity of the applicant organization and its partners in order to improve services to youth. ACF has determined that CEY grantees shall focus on improving organizational capacity among organizations providing services in the following social service priority areas: gang activity, youth violence, and child abuse and neglect. Capacity building activities shall also build the capacity of the lead organization and partnering organizations to coordinate with other State and local youth serving agencies and with local law enforcement and other groups working to prevent or prosecute crime. The goal is to build or further strengthen a broad based collaborative community coalition that will be better able to address myriad issues that disadvantaged youth face in their community. Successful lead applicants must demonstrate that they are in a well-defined geographic location with a proven track record of community involvement and experience in providing training and technical assistance to smaller faith-based and community organizations in their communities. <
Public and State-controlled institutions of higher education; Native American Tribal governments (Federally recognized); Native American Tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); Non-profits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Non-profits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education; For-profit organizations other than small businesses.
Drug-Free Communities Support Program
The goal of the drug-free communities support program is to reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse..
Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use that have never received a DFC grant.
Indian Education: Grants to Local Educational Agencies
This program supports local education agencies in their efforts to reform elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students. These grants ensure that programs are based on challenging state content standards and student performance standards that are used for all students. Grantees may use funds for the establishment, maintenance and operation of supplementary projects specifically designed to assist Indian students in meeting state content and student performance standards.
Local educational agencies (LEAs) that enroll at least 10 Indian children or in which Indians constitute at least 25 percent of the total enrollment.
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.
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.
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.