ERIC Number: ED448939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Finding Funding: A Guide to Federal Sources for Out-of-School Time and Community School Initiatives.
Reder, Nancy D.
Noting the increasing need for improved access to quality after-school services, this guide to federal funding sources for out-of-school time programs and community schools (OST/CS) is designed to assist program leaders, policymakers, and others in nonprofit, public, and private organizations in taking advantage of federal funding opportunities. In addition to discussing opportunities and strategies for gaining access to and using federal funds, the guide includes a catalog with information on 121 federal programs. Following an introductory section, Section 2 of the guide examines the changing context for financing OST/CS programs, discussing trends in social welfare, health care, federal programs, the national economy, tobacco settlements with states, and implications for programs' financial strategies. Section 3 describes the various types of federal funding mechanisms, their structures, and requirements. Section 4 lays out a framework for considering how to choose which federal programs might be tapped for a particular initiative, and provides information about funding levels. Section 5 presents an array of strategies for maximizing federal funds and creating more flexibility in using federal funding streams, including examples of OST/CS programs that have successfully implemented these approaches and tips for using these strategies. Section 6 is the catalog of federal programs that can support OST/CS programs, including a matrix of programs by service domain and a 1-page summary of 121 federal programs. The guide's three appendices list the federal programs by sponsoring agency, delineate which federal programs have a specific grantee, and display federal programs by type of funding. A list of organizational and published resources completes the report. (KB)
Descriptors: After School Education, After School Programs, Community Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Finance Project, Washington, DC.