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Phone: (225) 383-3844
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Looking for funding opportunities? The After School Corporation maintains a comprehensive database of funding opportunities.
The SPARK Grant-Finder Tool is also a resource to find national and state-specific grants for your Physical Education, After school, Early childhood or Coordinated School Health program.
Community Foundations provide a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. They offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals – and create lasting good work in their communities.
Understanding the Federal Budget: A Primer from Spark Action
- Community Development Block Grant provides annual awards to communities in Louisiana. Click here for a list of communities receiving funds. A portion of the funds may be used for afterschool and youth programs.
- Child Care Development Fund provides subsidies to low-income families for child care for ages under 13, or under 19 for a child with special needs.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Funds
- Education Federal Funds
- Workforce Investment Act – Youth Services
- AmeriCorps allows volunteers to work in schools and nonprofit organizations.
- Juvenile Justice Funds: Violence Prevention
- Title V Incentive Grants for Local Delinquency Prevention
- The Carol M. White Physical Education Program in the U.S. Department of Education provides grants to LEAs and community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including after-school programs.
Additional Sources of Public and Private Funding*
- United Way
- School District
- City or County General Fund
- Parks and Recreation Departments
- Sheriff 's Office
- Foundations: National, State and Community
- Chamber of Commerce
- Police Athletic League
- Volunteer Center
- Staff Time from a Community Organization
- Evaluations Conducted by Universities
- Fundraising Consultation by a Business
Special Events Ads by Local Media
*Adapted from the Afterschool Alliance
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Read the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at the Wellesley Centers for Women’s publication Making the Case: A 2009 Fact Sheet on Children and Youth In Out-of-School Time for summaries of data from over a decade of research proving that afterschool supports youth success.