ERIC Number: ED485649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Reference Count: 0
U.S. Department of Justice Funding Opportunities for Afterschool. Funding Note, June 2005
There are natural connections between the afterschool community and the law enforcement/crime prevention community. According to a recent report from the organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, the hours between three and six PM are the "prime time for juvenile crime." Afterschool hours are when teenagers are most likely to commit crimes, be victims of crime, be in or cause a car crash, become pregnant, smoke, drink, or use drugs. This is also the peak time for gang-related activity. Law enforcement officials and politicians agree that quality afterschool programs targeting at-risk youth can transform this potentially dangerous time into an opportunity for academic pursuits, wholesome fun, and community service. This Funding Note provides an overview of funding opportunities at the Department of Justice that may support afterschool, as well as examples of programs currently accessing these funds and tips for programs interested in doing so. Funding sources and amounts may vary in coming years given changing funding prioities and appropriations. Outlined are tips to help afterschool leaders forge the necessary relationships with decision makers and lay the groundwork for strategies to access these funds. Contains six helpful resources.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Finance Project, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A