guide Funding Options for Non-21CCLC Funded After-School Programs

Download the PDF to learn about the alternative funding options for after-school programs that do not rely on federal grants. 

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Alternative Funding Options for After-School Programs 

Even though partner engagement is still tied to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program (21CCLC), there are steps after-school programs can take to receive alternative funding options. 

Having evidence that shows your program’s effectiveness is good for any after-school program, whether they’re associated with the school district or a community-based organization that’s serving kids from a school district. 

Download the PDF to discover the types of non-federal grants that support after-school programs and the common data elements that funders expect.

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AfterSchool21 is a web-based software that increases the effectiveness of your after-school program and 21APR data collection. We offer 21CCLC data management and 21APR preparation software and service built on 20 years of supporting thousands of after school programs and 13 State Departments of Education. Schedule a demonstration with our team to see how we can help your program.


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[TransACT] AfterSchool Programs has strengthened education and communities in Georgia, through the 21st CCLC program... As a state, we have seen significant gains in the number of students served because we are targeting those programs that have the greatest opportunity for improvement.

– Mike Thaler, Former Georgia Department of Education 21st CCLC Grant Manager

The Wausau School District has been using [Afterschool21] for Out-of-School attendance and record keeping since 2007. This has been a tremendous resource for 21st Century grant reporting. We run our programs under multiple funding sources and the ability to track attendance and create reports tied to the appropriate funding is valuable. I appreciate the ability to monitor at a District level and prepare reports as needed for principals and other stakeholders... Thank you, AfterSchool Programs team, for 'having our back.'

– Nancy Cedar, Out of School Learning Coordinator - Wausau School District - Wausau, WI