COVID-19 Resources

Welcome! Here you can find resources that Network has been curating regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to work hard to provide you with the most recent postings from OCFS and other state agencies, as well as resources such as: at home activities, virtual platform resources, virtual learning, and more. This page will be updated frequently, so please check back often. You can also find helpful resources sent out in our weekly e-Newsletter and daily posts on our Facebook page. Click here to sign up for our weekly eNewsletters or to view past eNewsletters, and here to view our Facebook page.

The Network is thinking forward to the needs of the afterschool providers, children, families, and communities once programs resume. We are planning support and vision for the field to continue the Network’s mission driven work towards increasing access to high-quality programs and services beyond the traditional classroom.

For those interested in at-no-cost professional development opportunities, click here to view the Network’s available virtual trainings in your area. 

Information for State-Funded Grantees:

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers – Guidance Document 1, Guidance Document 2
  • Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention – Guidance, similar to the 21st CCLC guidance above, has been provided directly to grantees. Please reach out to your New York State Education Department Contract Manger with any questions.
  • Advantage After School Program – Guidance has been sent to grantees allowing program modifications. 
  • Empire State After-School Program – Guidance has not yet been issued*

*The Network for Youth Success has submitted sign on letters to the Governor’s Office and the Office of Children and Family Services requesting immediate issuance of guidance allowing these grantees to utilize contract funds to continue paying staff throughout this crisis. The Network is in frequent contact with these agencies to continue advocacy and will provide updates on this issue as they become available. 

Advocacy Efforts

(4/28) Media release: Afterschool Programs Seek State Guidance to Remain Operational Through COVID-19 PAUSE

(4/27) Assembly Sign-on letter to Governor- Request for guidance on contractual flexibility

(4/23) Network’s recommendations to support children and youth

(4/2) Letter to OCFS- Request for guidance on contractual flexibility

(4/14) Summary: Impact of COVID-19 on afterschool (ESAP and AASP) grantees survey

(3/31) Statement: Budget Funding for Afterschool Programs Essential to Coronavirus Response

(3/26) Afterschool memo to Governor- Request for guidance on contractual flexibility

At home activities: Here you can find helpful links to websites, downloadable resources, and other activities to use while working from home.

Virtual Resources: Here you can find some helpful resources on how to run and participate in virtual meetings, trainings, classrooms, etc.

Additional COVID-19 Webpages: Here you will find a list of other useful COVID-19 webpages.