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Latest Issues:

Contact Congress about afterschool funding and provisions in the reauthorization of ESEA. Follow the Appropriations process and ESEA/ed reform debate in Policy News.

Policy News: The latest afterschool policy news from Washington, D.C.

Federal Policy: More background and information on afterschool in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA - formerly No Child Left Behind), 21st CCLC appropriations, and policy arenas with ties to afterschool such as obesity prevention, STEM, older youth and rural areas.

Federal Legislation: View current bills in Congress relating to afterschool programs.

State Policy: State-specific data and contacts plus tools for developing and advancing afterschool policy at the state level. 

Take Action: All you need to take action for afterschool, whether you have 2 minutes or a lifelong passion to promote afterschool.  

Congressional Caucuses: A list of the current members of the House and Senate Afterschool Caucuses. 

Making Afterschool an Election Issue Election season presents an important opportunity to put afterschool on the radar of policy makers and the public in a visible and meaningful way.