Public Funding News

Open Funding Opportunities

  • There are currently no open funding opportunities for New York State administered funds supporting afterschool programs. This page does not include local funding opportunities or private funding opportunities.

Public Funding Streams

Federal Funding:

21st Century Community Learning Centers:

  • Current Grant: 7/1/17 – 6/30/22
  • Per Student Allotment: $1,600
  • Programs offer academic enrichment and youth development, particularly for youth at low-performing or high poverty schools, through school-community partnerships
  • Currently serves ~55,000 students
  • Administered by the State Education Department
  • $87.5 million in Federal FY16; peak funding of $100.5 million in FFY09-10. A portion of this is reserved by the state for administration of the grant.
  • Grants are for five years

State Funding:

Advantage After School:

  • Youth development programs with priority target of “disconnected/high-need” youth.
  • Currently serves ~16,000 students
  • $19.8 million in FY17-18; peak funding of $28.2 million in FY07-08
  • Administed by the Office of Children and Family Services
  • There are currently two rounds of open grants
    • 2012-2018
    • 2014-2019
  • A new RFP is possible in spring 2018 depending on state budget allocations.

Extended School Day/ School Violence Prevention (ESD/SVP):

  • Provide support to students through extended school-day and/or school violence prevention programs
  • $24.3 million in FY17-18; peak funding of $30.2 million in FY07-08
  • Administered by the State Education Department
  • Grants are for five years, with current grantees operating from July 2016- June 2021
  • Next RFP is expected to be available in Fall 2020 for a July 2021 start date.

Empire State After-School Program:

  • Newest state funding stream started with the 2017-18 school year
  • Per Student Allotment: $1,600
  • Eligible grantees include select school districts and school districts in partnership with community-based organizations. Collaborations are recommended.
  • Administered by the Office of Children and Family Services in consultation with the State Education Department
  • $35 million in FY17-18
  • Contracts are for five years from 2017 – 2022
  • New funding is being proposed in the FY18 – 19 budget, which could lead to a new competition for select area(s) in 2018. 

Youth Development Program (YDP):

  • Support for providers offering positive youth development programs
  • $15.6 million in FY17-18; peak funding of $37.1 million in FY08-09
  • Administered by the Office of Children and Family Services
  • In New York City, these funds flow through the Department of Youth and Community Development and contribute to COMPASS
  • For the rest of state, these funds are allocated to providers by the counties
  • Check with your local Youth Bureau for available funding opportunities