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1 Tapping into Federal Sources to Fund Afterschool and Summer Learning Programs Erik Peterson Vice President of Policy Afterschool Alliance

2 Federal Funding Streams for Afterschool & Summer Learning Discussion: Experiences Accessing Federal Funding New Funding Opportunities The Role of Advocacy What We’ll Cover

3 Variety of Federal Funding Streams

4 Finding Federal Funding Streams

5 Department of Education 21 st Century Community Learning Centers Initiative Title I, Part A Title I, School Improvement Grants Carol M. White Physical Education Program Full Service Community Schools TRIO

6 B 21 st Century Community Learning Centers Initiative

7 Administration’s 21 st CCLC Proposal Obama Administration's ESEA and FY14 Budget proposal Expands purposes to allow funding of longer school/day year and summer school in addition to summer learning, afterschool, and before -school programming National competition rather than formula Prioritizes longer school day, week or year Time for teacher training/collaboration

8 House: Student Success Act block grants afterschool funding Passed House in July 2013 Senate Health, Education, Pensions & Labor Committee: Protects 21 st CCLC funding but would divert some funds to school redesign/longer school day Major differences to be resolved – doesn’t seem likely to make it to President’s desk in 113 th Congress ESEA Reauthorization

9 C URRENT 21 ST CCLC P ROPOSALS : A FTERSCHOOL FOR A MERICA ’ S C HILDREN A CT Boxer/Murkowski S. 326 and Kildee/DeLauro HR 4086 Keeps formula funding Programming during non-school hours Data sharing between school-community partnerships External organizations for support STEM Physical activity and nutrition education Social and emotional learning

10 ESEA Flexibility Waivers Waivers on a set of 10 provisions of No Child Left Behind Four principles: Including a new state-developed accountability system that will provide more supports and interventions to the students and schools who most need them Can allow flexible use of Supplemental Educational Services Optional 11 th waiver: 21 st Century Community Learning Centers 25 states with waiver can change RFP process to allow eligible grantees to use funds for longer school day/year Changes ‘when’ programming is offered Keeps prioritization on school-community partnerships Cannot be ‘more of the same’ If longer day/year option, then mandatory for all students Additional clarity needed on ‘significant time’ added

11 Appropriations FY13 Continuing Resolution and Sequester 21 st CCLC level funded: Sequestration 5% cut Estimated 60,000 students lose programs FY14 Omnibus spending bill Increase of $58 million to 21 st CCLC Much of Sequester cut restored, almost 60,000 additional children served No changes in bill language on purpose of 21 st CCLC FY15 President’s Budget Funded at FY14 level of $1.149 billion Again proposes changes to purpose and scope of program

12 21 st CCLC Funding

13 Department of Health and Human Services Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Community Services Block Grant

14 Federal Afterschool Funding Levels CCDF Administration: Proposed Rulemaking Congress: CCDBG Reauthorization States: CCDF State Plans Child Care Development Fund

15 CCDBG Reauthorization Act, S Bipartisan bill by Sens. Mikulski (D-MD), Burr (R-NC), Harkin (D-IA), Alexander (R-TN) Last authorized in 1996 Passed Senate March 13, million children a month—from birth to age 13— receive funding totaling $5 billion a year About a third of funding goes to school-age care Bill would require: Comprehensive background checks At least yearly inspections of programs sites Help for homeless families looking for child care Raising the health requirement of child care centers Orientation and professional development training for child care program staff

16 HHS Proposed Rule on CCDF To improve quality of child care and affordability for low-income families Changes apply to 4 priority areas: improving health and safety standards, improving quality, establishing family friendly policies, strengthening program integrity States must develop implementation plans. As part of process must: Coordinate with program providers Share a draft plan with the public for comment

17 CCDF Funding FY13 Budget $2.2 billion CCDF, $50 million increase Sequestration 5% cut: 80,000 children losing care FY14 Budget $154 million increase over the FY2013 sequestration level FY15 President’s Budget includes an $807 million increase for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)

18 Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps AmeriCorps VISTA Social Innovation Fund

19 US Department of Agriculture CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program Afterschool Snack Program Summer Food Service Program Farm to School Grant Program

20 NSF, NIH, NASA, EPA Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) NSF National Institutes of Health (NIH) NASA Summer of Innovation Environmental Education Grants EPA

21 Discussion Questions How is your afterschool or summer learning program utilizing federal funding? What are some of the successes and challenges you’ve had applying for and using federal funding? How are you blending or braiding federal funding?

22 In The Works: Potential Federal Funding Opportunities  Immigration Bill: K-12 STEM funding  DIPLOMA Act  STEM Gateways Act  Youth (PROMISE) Act  No Child Left Inside Act  America's FOCUS Act of 2013

23 Start a letter / campaign Attend a Town Hall Meeting during Congressional recess Arrange a meeting between parents and district staff Host a site visit for Elected Officials or staff Attend Afterschool for All Challenge May 21-22, 2014 Raise your voices – contact Congress/local officials

24 Host a Lights On Afterschool Event October 23, 2014

25 Take Action

26 Thank you! Please keep in touch! Erik Peterson Vice President of Policy Afterschool Alliance #AfterschoolWorks


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