ERIC Number: ED428863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: 0
School-Age Care: Federal Funding Opportunities.
Blank, Helen; Wade, Kim
Noting that school-age child care can be considered an important component of community support for children and families, this report provides information and advice for programs and individuals wishing to secure funding for school-age care programs. The report contains the following sections: (1) "School-Age Care: Why Do We Care?," providing a summary of statistics on the need for and effectiveness of school-age care; (2) "Advice for Advocacy," offering tips on securing support and funding, such as framing the issue carefully, knowing the audience, and educating the community and legislators on the importance of school-age care funding; (3) "Tips for Funding," providing more specific information on the process of seeking funding; and (4) "Federal Funding Sources," the bulk of the report, describing eight available funding sources and instructions on how to apply, and provides suggestions on other sources. Funding sources covered include Child Care and Development Block Grants (CCDBG), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and After-School Learning Centers (21st Century Community Learning Centers). Appendices contain information on school-age care Web sites and electronic discussion groups, a list of school-age care resources, and contact information for CCDBG administrators. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Elementary Education, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Program Development, School Age Day Care
Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001; Tel: 202-628-8787; Fax: 202-662-3510; Web site: www.childrensdefense.org
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.