The challenge of acquiring and maintaining adequate funding and substantial support will always be a part of the dynamics of effective, sustainable Out-of-School programming.
Therefore, truly successful programs realize funding and resources begin "at home" through the establishment of ongoing partnerships throughout their local community while embracing a wide variety of businesses and a diversity of stakeholders.
Below, a Funding Forum Discussion published by the Afterschool Alliance provides avenues of possible funding resources and applicable information. Additionally, we have provided a wide variety of links and websites for your use.
Additionally, the 21st CCLC Operations Manual contained within this site offers insight to the development and implementation of community and partnership outreach.
As a service to our state's Out-of-School programs, ALACN seeks to provide resources and tools to assist with the sustainable success of their efforts. Though the following information is provided for that purpose, ALACN does not endorse any of the organizations nor links below, and has no professional affiliation with any of those listed. (Please pardon the non-visually appealing way in which they are presented.)
Websites for Government Grants
- Federal opportunities - www.grants.gov/
- All levels of government represented - www.usa.gov/
- Informational site regarding federal grants - www.cfda.gov/
- The Federal Register - www.federalregister.gov
Foundations and Corporate Funding Websites
Helpful Websites for Grant Seekers
- www.cfda.gov – Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Sites to assist with Grant Writing
The following sites provide guidance for effective grant writing:
Additional Possible Funding Sources
Disclaimer: As a service to our programs statewide, reference to various resources and tools are provided via our website. However, please be advised - selection and utilization of all related materials and/or information are at the discretion of each localized program. In accordance with Alabama Code of Ethics legislation, the Alabama Afterschool Community Network (ALACN), the Truman Pierce Institute of Auburn University, and the Alabama State Department of Education do not endorse nor recommend the use of a particular proprietary product or material above any other. The use or mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of ALACN nor imply our endorsement.