Grants for Afterschool, Weekend and Summer Programs for Youth

Dept of Education
U.S. Department of Education
November 17, 2013
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Each year, the Department of Education funds 21st Century Community Learning Centers to states, allocated to support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.

The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Many states around the country are now conducting competitions to award 21st Century Community Learning Center grants for a number of projects related to after school and out of school learning. In the in the link below, find the State Contact List with links to State websites, application due dates, and types of programs states are funding for your state.

Go to the grant page: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/21stcclc/applicant.html

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I am looking for funding to help give our outdoor education building a makeover. A simple paint job and some minor repairs is all we really need (though as most non-profits know there is always more to be done). The building is the size of a large garage and has not been remolded since it was built about 40 years ago. Our hope for the remodel is to restart the energy and creative juices that we are trying to tap into with our returning participants and give a great first impression to new participants.

October 23 at 09:41am

I am a single mom looking for after school transportation for my little girl. I am not able to pick her up after because I work 9:00 a.m, until 5:30 p.m. I need assistance as soon as possible. I live in Memphis.

August 24 at 11:21pm

Im a single parent with 8 y old girl , searching for summer school from 8 am to 5 pm , ill be in birmingham around 26 th jun . Thanx

June 22 at 02:00pm

I need help to send my daughter to Anthony Bean summer program cost $300

May 29 at 08:06am

I'm a single parent raising three boys on my own. I have a rising senior class of 2015. He needs to make up 2 classes. I can't afford summer school for him. But he really needs to go in order to graduate next year..What can I do to get my son in summer school. Please, please, let me know....

May 23 at 08:56pm

I am in desperate need of some funding so that my autistic son acan go to summer program it is 169 a week at the ymca and with him being autistic it is very important that he continues to to keep to somwhat of a routine and he is getting out of school for summer he is 3 years old about to be four and this is very important matter we only get 700 dollars a month to pay rent vills and try to live to to the fact that my doctor put me on a no work oder over 2 years ago and I have be fighting social security so my son and I stuggle always and it if so rough and his health and education is so important to me but it hurts to not be able to do what your child NEEDS if you can help please contact me via email @ hnroberts@yahoo.com thank you so much Heather mills

May 22 at 09:49pm

I am working to provide before and afterschool care for children who's parents can't afford care during the school year and Summer. The program will be no charge but all students must attend daily to keep their spot in the program. Breakfast and morning tutoring will be provided to ensure students are getting a nutritional start to their day and homework help in morning and evening to help children get the grades they need to excel. Tuturing and dinner will provided to ensure that all children get a a balanced meal and help with homework for the working parents who cannot provide this for whatever the reason. My program is to help propel our children to a better destination mentally and physically.

May 21 at 01:13pm

Seeking grant opportunities to support after school and summer educational and cultural opportunities for children.

May 21 at 12:04am

I need funding to help pay for summer camp this year. The cost is $75 per week

May 20 at 02:16pm

I need help to send my kids to summer camp where can I get a grant

May 16 at 08:05am

I am looking for a grant to send my son to a summer camp. I have a two-year-old as well, and his daycare tuition is $140 a week.

May 5 at 11:59am

I am looking for a 3000.00 grant to provide transportation for children to get to the public school where I teach so they can attend a summer reading camp for this summer 2014. Please let me know if you have any ideas. Thank you.

May 4 at 05:44pm

I am looking forward to getting funds to help youth..

April 30 at 05:09pm

I am looking to help at risk African-American boys with math and reading during the summer. Needing finance assistance to do so. Hopefully you can point me in the right direction to help get funding.

April 26 at 04:07pm

i am looking for a grant to send my 8 year old son to summer camp, i am a single parent who works full time and it is very expensive being able to pay $140.00 weekly for camp and my other expenses.

April 23 at 02:53pm

I have a summer camp in Capitol Heights MD

April 23 at 12:18pm

is there grants available for elders/youth camp?

April 14 at 02:59pm

elders and youth camps , is grants available?

April 14 at 02:57pm

Looking for Summer Grants for at risk youth development camp for boys

April 14 at 11:20am

I am looking to get a grant for about $500 dollars to take the three classes that I need over the summer in order to graduate early from high school. Is there any way that I could get some help with this?

April 13 at 10:52pm

My daughter has big dreams for her life. I'm looking for a way to get money so she can go to a World Leadership Summit at Harvard University through People to People.

April 13 at 02:45pm

I need a summer camp for my 9 and 10 years old, im a single mom and going to school myself. I dont have summer vacation, i'm desperate and worry about where im going to leave them.

April 8 at 11:53am

I am a single mom of 4, I live in Conyers Georgia. My oldest is a student at Fort Valley University to become a veterinarian, I have 12 year old twins that are fraternal, and a 13 year old daughter. I am currently going to school to receive my degree in education and work for publix as a cashier. I Live in transitional housing and I am saving money so when we move out i will be able to provide a great home for my children. At this time I looking for information on grants for my kids for after school programs and summer day camps. My kids are good students and volunteer in the community with me at leas once a month. My oldest daughter is 13 and is member of the international club at her school that volunteer one Saturday a month. I want to continue my kids involvement in the community but need just a little help. I am not asking for full assistance just a little help. If anyone knows of any grants, payment plans, or assistance in my community please let me know. Thank you for your time and reading my story. Have a blessed day.

April 5 at 10:31am

Looking for funds to continue our summer youth program in Arkansas.

April 3 at 09:52am

I am looking for a grant to put my 2 young boys in summer camp. I am a single parent and needs to work. Summer camp is a little too expensive for me to pay for 2 kids.

April 1 at 09:32pm

looking for grant money to send student to camp

March 21 at 11:51am

I am looking for a summer program for my 11yr old daughter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with focus on math, reading and science. Due to education not the focus in our state, I need the enrichment aspect. Could someone please help me?

March 20 at 04:44pm

I am looking for a grant to send my two youngest to a science camp that covers archaeology, veterinarian education, pottery, and much more. This camp would give them knowledge and memories of a lifetime.

March 20 at 08:18am

we have few poor children from rural area. at present they are at school soon the summer holidays will begin. we would like to do some thing for these poor children in the summer holidays, such as reading writing drawing, some recreation, would you please help with grants to help these poor children. thanks, waiting to hear you. Sr. Sudha

March 19 at 06:52am

Hello. I am trying to find grants for my son to attend sports camps this summer. he is a multi sport player and there are 4 camps he really needs to attend this year. He is going into senior year and really needs this instruction to be competitive. We can only afford to fund one of his camps. We have tried gofundme with no luck and were hoping there was some sort of grant or scholarship he could apply for that could help out.

March 19 at 12:29am

I am an intern for Southwest MN Housing Partnership in Slayton, MN. We are having summer camps this year for diverse students. In this camp, students will get an opportunity to meet with professors, explore different careers fields, talk to owners of family business, visit two to four colleges and knowledge from high school to college. I am looking for a funding to keep this summer youth camp going for students who need and doesn't have the opportunity to explore their options.

March 18 at 12:49pm

Summer reading program

March 12 at 08:05pm

Thank you for your helpful and timely reply. I am also looking for assistance to support the continuation of our Healthy Kids Club. We developed this afterschool program as a result of a 1-year grant to encourage and teach children how to incorporate healthy eating and physical fitness into their daily lives. A running club, yoga for children, physically active games, and nutrition information were four large components of our club. Our grant provided us with equipment and training to provide fun physical fitness activities in the gym and on the blacktop. We have been able to reach and sustain the participation of seventy of our students. We would be very interested in continuing these efforts in a summer camp format. Any additional information or co mmunication would be appreciated.

March 12 at 10:49am

I am seeking assistance to fund a summer program for at-risk students in a poverty stricken community just outside of Detroit, Michigan. I would like to address the "summer slide" issue that affects our students and presents a huge obstacle to meeting grade level objectives. Our program would offer literacy education in the form of reading and writing workshop along with Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. Many of our teachers are eager to provide this kind of support for our at-risk elementary students if we can get the financial
support to make this happen.

March 7 at 06:11pm

Camp Summer Fun is an ‘open-air’ experience based on the principle of developing youth in leadership by providing structured, affordable summer recreation. Our purpose is to provide alternative outdoor activities for inner-city children by giving constructive outlets to offset the negative pull of the streets.
Camp Summer Fun has been in existence since the summer of 2009. In addition to recreational activities for the youth, our program will also serve as a source of educational and developmental reinforcement—physically, mentally, and spiritually.
We are seeking funding to subsidize camperships for 2014 applicants and to help with the costs of transportation for our camping activities.

March 6 at 02:22pm

We are interested in having a summer reading/math program for at risk students in our community. We would like to get children interested in reading.

March 1 at 09:57pm

I am a teacher at a Title I school in the Sacramento area. I am looking for funding to run an enrichment summer class for students whose preschool siblings will be attending a prekindergarten school program in June.

February 27 at 10:51pm

Hi there. We are looking to offer Summer Academy for school aged children. Can you advise of summer program grants or funding we might need in order to help administer the program under a non-profit umbrella?

February 25 at 05:11pm

Hello, I am interested in setting up a summer day camp for children from homeless shelters and provide a camp that enriches childrens lives socially, emotionally and intellectually. I would like some help with funding for this project. Thank you

January 30 at 02:46pm

I am a STEM educator for kindergarten thru 8th grade. I am interested in establishing a summer enrichment program that will focus on the STEM education and Next GEneration Science Standards for elementary students. How can I get funding.

January 18 at 09:07pm

I am the HR Director for the City of Greenville seeking support the hiring of high school students during the summer. It is my belief that this will help prepare our children to enter the workforce, instill a sense of pride in them, boost their self-esteem, develop their skills and abilities, and help them become well rounded responsible citizens in the community.

January 17 at 12:20pm

I am a passionate theatre educator looking to start a musical theatre camp this summer (2014) to a low income neighborhood at my school (J.O. Wilson Elementary) . I would like to obtain funding so that I can award scholarships and discounts to those who are financially unable to apply. Please help in any way possible.

December 21 at 07:55pm

I am interested in starting a summer program that provides enrichment for elementary and middle grades students. How can I get funds.

November 21 at 08:43am

I would like to start a summer program for at risk youth. In south Carolina, however I need help finding funds that will support this start up program.

November 14 at 12:58pm

In the Heart of Flint Michigan St. Ruth Academy Montessori provides a summer programs for children age 2-10. The purpose is to provide a safe family christian environment that includes summer activities and field trips to help keep our children of the future of the streets or home alone through out the day. We also provide tutoring and meals for our children. I'm a strong believer of the quotation that "it takes a village to raise a family". and that "Charity begins at home". This is our 3rd year in this endeavor and we have endured through prayer and faith and unity for our children of the future, however this year we must seek additional help for funds to keep our program going. Please help us if you can, your kindness will never be forgotten.

November 13 at 06:12am

A after school Summer program for youth

November 5 at 10:10am

Each summer, Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama provides summer activities for children from age 5-12. The purpose of the Summer Camp here at Sixth Avenue is to reach out to families and children by providing a safe, fun and christ-centered environment. Daily activities include physical fitness, spiritual devotion, educational enrichment, entertainment swimming and twenty field trips all during a 10 week camp. There is also a chance to offer camp for holidays and spring breaks. Seeking additional funds to cover the cost of expanding the service for more students.

October 14 at 06:03pm

The Youth Foundation in Memphis Tn and I'm the founder does gang intervention for the school system and our 501c3 is pending and we need funding for youth involved with gangs for after school program , my youth are dying in the street of Memphis and they are people getting funds who don't help our kids we have been doing this program for free for about 2 years and my Director is a ex gang leader from Chicago who works for me mentoring gang related youth in our city so we really need the funding and we have a building offer from a school hear in Memphis to run the program in the school and we just need the funding to set up the space on the second floor to run the program/ we have pictures of all our peace rallies speaking engagements and giveaways we have done in the past two years my kids need a building where they really succeed in the future and that starts with education / Thanks Youth Foundation Founder Thomas Norphlet

October 8 at 03:12pm

Hi i was wondering if there are any grants to help me get my autistic son to camp this summer he will be 21 yrs old .I just need some funding so he can enjoy himself Thank you Mary New Jersey

September 29 at 10:35pm

We just launched a new teen program at our church named Recharge. it is an after school hang out environment. We will offer free food, homework help, sports, games, and crafts. our church is located one block from the city high school and we are trying to appeal to kids who otherwise would have no interest setting foot in a church building. our goal is to provide a friendly, no pressure atmosphere for teens to come "recharge" once a week. i have been searching grant oppertunities all day and have hit many dead ends trying to find assistance in funding this program. any suggestions?

September 16 at 11:26pm

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