Grants & Funding


Grants and Funding

In order to be sustainable over time, afterschool programs will need to look at a variety of funding sources to meet programmatic needs.  Funding sources for afterschool programs can be found at the federal, state, and local levels from both public and private sources . . .

There is a great deal of variety in these funding streams, such as the agency awarding the grant, the length of the grant, who is eligible to apply for the grant, and the types of permissible activities.  Finding, researching and applying for federal funding sources can be time consuming and difficult – but don’t give up.  Your program will benefit from both the process and the funds.

~ From “Fact Sheets for Afterschool Funding,” by the National Center for Community Education and the Afterschool Alliance ~
Grant Writing Resources

Grant Writing Tips   This is a list of cited sources with quotes and statistics that may be useful when writing a grant for the afterschool setting.

Internet Sites for Grant Seekers   This is a list of organizations and potential resources that may provide funding.  The URL addresses link to individual web sites.

Potentially Helpful References for Afterschool Programs  This document contains a wonderful collection of references about afterschool programs that can be helpful in qrant writing.

Sustainability Ideas from Cache County   This document has some ideas from Cache County for sustaining your afterschool 4-H programs or clubs.  A list of websites with information and ideas as well as a list of fund raising events are included.

Possible Grant and Funding Sources

(If links for Grant Funding Sources send you to a main home page look for a "community Relations" link)

21st Century Learning Centers

Useful Links

Utah Afterschool Network Funding  Website containing useful tips for writing grants as well as current grant opportunities.

 S&S Grant Finder  The S&S “Grant Finder” is FREE and allows educators to search the complete and current database of Federal, State and Private Foundation grants available to schools and non-profit organizations including : Afterschool; Arts; Early Childhood; Physical Education; Science; Special Education & much more!  The S&S “Grant Finder” database is updated daily with new grant money.