ERIC Number: ED473934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Closing the Door on Afterschool Programs: An Analysis of How the Proposed Cut to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Will Affect Children and Families in Every State.
Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC.
The After-School Alliance assessed the impact of a $400 million cut to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program proposed by President George W. Bush for fiscal year 2004. The assessment determined the effect the proposed cut would have on the availability of after-school programs in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Where available, analysis of the state's ability to meet the current demand for after-school program grants was also assessed. The data show that the demand for 21st Century after-school programs far exceeds the resources available. In fact, among the 31 states reporting 2002 grant data, 75 percent of applicants' funding requests had to be denied. Without doubt, the 40 percent budget cut proposed by the president would widen this gap significantly. At the proposed $600 million budget level, program growth would halt, and many 21st Century after-school programs across all 50 states would be forced to close, leaving more than 550,000 children without access to after-school programs. (HTH)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Block Grants, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Program Budgeting, State Federal Aid
Afterschool Alliance, 1616 H Street, N.W., Suite 820, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-347-2030; Web site: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org. For full text: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/charts/chart_book.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001