Federal Funding Legislation

The Network for Youth Success supports several pieces of federal legislation that would increase access to high-quality afterschool programs. Please contact your member of Congress in support of this legislation.

S. 613 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen. Lisa MurkowskiSummer Meals Act of 2015

  • Improves the area eligibility test to allow CBO’s to participate in summer nutrition programs to 40% free and reduced-priced meals.
  • Allows local government agencies and private nonprofit organizations to feed children year-round—afterschool and in the summer—through a single Summer Food Service Program process.
  • Provides funding for transportation grants to fund innovative approaches and mobile meal trucks.
  • Allows all sites to serve a third meal.

S. 308 Sen. Barbara Boxer and Sen. Lisa Murkowski/H.R. 1042 Rep. Daniel Kildee: Afterschool for America’s Children Act, Senate Version

  • Renews the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program through 2021.
  • Strengthens ties between schools, programs, families and community partners.
  • Improves data collection and review processes so that grant applicants may be more rigorously reviewed, and programs may get more meaningful feedback.
  • Refocuses efforts on struggling schools and areas with high populations of traditionally underserved and low income students.

H.R. 823 Rep. Paul Tonko: Educating Tomorrow’s Engineers Act

  • Increases support for teaching all aspects of STEM.
  • Directs 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program to include STEM activities in before and after school instruction in conjunction with traditional math and sciences.

S. 444 Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Supporting Afterschool STEM Act

  • Creates a grant program for training and professional development for practitioners in before and afterschool STEM programs.

NYS 21st Century Factsheet

21st CCLC