Two New Strategy Guides on Afterschool Funding Strategies

Posted by on February 16, 2009

Two New Strategy Guides on Afterschool Funding Strategies and Partnerships with Statewide Afterschool Networks

The Youth, Education, and Families Institute has published two new strategy guides to help municipal officials improve and expand out-of-school time opportunities in their cities and towns.  “Financial Strategies to Support Citywide Systems of Out-of-School Time Programs” describes several options that city officials may consider for supporting and sustaining local programs.  These options include: creating dedicated, local funding streams; making better use of existing funding streams; maximizing state and federal funding sources; and strengthening collaborative efforts.  The strategy guide, made possible by support from The Wallace Foundation, highlights city examples in each of these areas.

“Cities and Statewide Afterschool Networks Partnering to Support Afterschool,” published with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, features examples of how municipal leaders are working with the 38 statewide afterschool networks funded by the Foundation to influence state afterschool funding and policies and to strengthen local programs.  The guide focuses on several areas in which cities and state networks can make a significant impact together: joint efforts to increase state funding and support; improving program quality; building public support for afterschool; and strengthening local partnerships.  For questions about the YEF Institute’s afterschool initiatives, contact Bela Shah at (202) 626-3057 or

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