For afterschool participation and funding levels in Connecticut, refer to the Afterschool in Connecticut Fact Sheet.
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During Connecticut's 2009-10 fiscal year, over $5 million in State Department of Education grant funds were provided each year to local boards of education and community-based organizations for afterschool programming. In FY2011, that funding was cut by 10 percent, leaving $4.5 million in available funding for local afterschool initiatives. State funding to run the After School Quality Enhancement initiative was also eliminated in 2009. The state legislature created a multi-agency task force in 2002 to support afterschool.
Check out the State Policy section of our website for state-specific data and ideas for developing and advancing afterschool policy at the state level.
See Policy News for the latest on afterschool legislation from Washington, D.C.
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Find information on the application process and selection criteria for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) providers in your state here.
Connecticut received $25.75 million through the ARRA-School Improvement Grants (SIG) program to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools. ARRA-SIG grants are part of the $3.5 billion that were made available to states from money set aside in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the FY 2010 federal budget. Eligible schools may use ARRA-SIG funding to support extended learning-time opportunities. Additionally, Education Connection, a Connecticut-based nonprofit, was also awarded an Investing in Innovation (i3) grant for the STEM21 Program. Education Connection will leverage its $4.7 million i3 "development" grant to engage middle school youth in STEM subjects through afterschool and summer academies.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 offers numerous opportunities to support extended learning-time including afterschool, before school and summer programs. See more on afterschool and the Recovery here.
Your statewide afterschool network has a webpage with useful resources and policy updates: http://www.ctafterschoolnetwork.org
What's the word on afterschool in your state? News clippings, noteworthy quotes and feel good stories highlight Connecticut's afterschool cause.
What leaders are saying in Connecticut:
It is education that makes opportunity real for kids, and nowhere is this more true than with afterschool programs.
U.S. House of Representatives (3rd)
There are no recent afterschool news stories for Connecticut.
America's Afterschool Storybook tells the stories of people and communities transformed by afterschool programs. Read more inspiring stories from America's Afterschool Storybook from people across the country.
Connecticut has champions across the state leading the fight to ensure that all children have access to safe and enriching afterschool programs.
On March 3, 2005, members of Congress established the first-ever Afterschool Caucus in both the Senate and the House of Representatives in order to build support for afterschool programs and increase resources for quality afterschool care. The following elected officials from Connecticut participate in their chamber's Afterschool Caucus:
House Rep. John Larson (D-CT)
House Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
House Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)
Afterschool for All brings together individuals and organizations from across the nation who support the vision that all children and youth deserve access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. Here's a list of some prominent Afterschool for All participants in Connecticut:
Boys & Girls Club of New Haven, New Haven, CT
Connecticut After School Network, Branford, CT
Mayor Eddie A. Perez, Hartford, CT
Mayor John DeStefano, Jr., New Haven, CT
Mayor Mark D. Boughton, Danbury, CT
Mayor Michael J. Jarjura, Waterbury, CT
Selected from some of the most effective afterschool programs and advocacy organizations in the nation, the Afterschool Ambassadors work every day to help keep kids safe, inspire children to learn and help working families. They know firsthand the barriers and benefits that communities face in making afterschool available to all children and are a great resource for programs throughout Connecticut. Here is a list of past and present ambassadors in your state:
311 Mansfield Road
North Haven, CT 6473
Windham Public School District
322 Prospect St.
Willimantic, CT 6226
Colchester Alternative School-Age Total Learning Experience (CASTLE)
396 Halls Hill Road
Colchester, CT 6415
75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 6355