News

Check out the latest news about NAA and special announcements pertinent to the field of afterschool.

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 09:50

Creative Approaches

One of the frequent discussions around inclusive programs and practices relates to funding.

Mayors and city councilmembers could be your best advocates. 

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 04:52

Extreme Makeover: Playground Edition

Do you know of a school playground in need of a makeover? The Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes from Together Counts is offering a $30,000 grant for a school's healthy transformation—and equipment for a brand-new playground.

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Monday, 21 November 2016 06:55

Nominate a Program to Win $10,000

Know a program that excels in improving its students' reading, writing and critical thinking skills? For the third year in a row, the Afterschool Alliance and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation seek nominations for the $10,000 Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award.

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Tuesday, 02 February 2016 05:57

Park and Recreation Agency Grant Opportunity

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has announced a new funding opportunity for park and recreation agencies. These grant funds are intended to support the health of the children served at USDA Summer Food Services Program (SFSP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sites.

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How Will We Fund Services for the Next Generation?

We are excited to announce this introductory webinar to learn more about a new movement to organize locally to address the funding crisis in children and youth services. Join us on September 11, 2015, from 1 – 2 p.m. EDT.

The Finance Project's LEARNING TO READ: A Guide to Federal Funding for Grade-Level Reading Proficiency is 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.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 06:46

Financing Expanded Learning Time in Schools

The Wallace Foundation and the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL) has teamed together to provide a resource dedicated to examining afterschool programs and how they can be financed. Financing Expanding Learning Time in Schools: A Look at Five District Expanded-Time Schools offers brief case studies of five different models for funding an expanded school day in district schools. By examining the funding sources, challenges and opportunities associated with each model, the report provides some preliminary answers to the question of how schools and districts are paying for expanded learning time.