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OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME

Afterschool, before-school, and summer programs have become essential supports for working parents and a key part of life for many American children. These programs offer safe havens for children, as well as academic and development opportunities that many children and youth need.

But despite a growth in after-school programs nationwide, many communities struggle to finance and sustain quality programs.

In the past decade, The Finance Project has developed unparalleled resources that help leaders address financing and sustainability issues for out-of-school time programs. The Out-of-School Time clearinghouse brings together The Finance Project’s resources with resources developed by other organizations dedicated to building better after-school programs.

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Thumbnail of publication coverFunding Global Learning. The strategy brief highlights how school leaders and policy finance can finance global literacy programs in schools.



Thumbnail of publication coverSustaining Community Revitalization: A Tool for Preparing Budgets for Promise Neighborhoods. The following fiscal mapping tool will help leaders identify funding resources in their communities to help build a stable base of support for their work.

Thumbnail of publication coverSustaining Community Revitalization: A Tool for Mapping Funds for Promise Neighborhood Initiatives. The following cost development tool lays out a step-by-step approach to calculating those fiscal needs. The associated worksheets help Promise Neighborhood leaders to identify and understand their costs on a year-by-year basis--both by type of solution (e.g., education programs, family and community supports, etc.) and by the overarching cost categories carried by the grantee.

Thumbnail of publication coverBudget Worksheets for Promise Neighborhood Initiatives. The following worksheets help Promise Neighborhood leaders to identify and understand their costs on a year-to-year basis--both by the type of solution (e.g., education programs, family and community supports, etc.) and by the overarching cost categories carried by the grantee.  The associated cost development tool lays out a step-by-step approach to calculating those fiscal needs.

Thumbnail of publication coverLEARNING TO READ: A Guide to Federal Funding for Grade-Level Reading Proficiency. A first of its kind, this guide helps state and local officials, leaders of community-based and national organizations, school leaders, and private investors find funding to strengthen and sustain grade-level reading programs and services for children from birth through third grade. It identifies more than 100 federal funding sources that can be used to address the root causes of failing to read, to help fund remediation strategies, and to build cohesive infrastructure and systems necessary to effectively train and guide professionals. It also offers users “best bet” funding sources, on-the-ground examples and allows users to search by funding purpose, eligibility and special populations.

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