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RFP CLOSING DATE EXTENDED-The FY 2020 Non-School District NOFO for After School Programs has been extended to Friday, January 31, 2020 at 4:00pm.

Public Act 101-0007 appropriated $20 million for FY 2020 in General Revenue funds to provide the After School Programs Grant to school districts and community organizations for after-school programming, as well as other programming outside of the normal school day. 

The After School Programs Grant is a two-part initiative.  School district grant allocations total $17 million out of the $20 million appropriated. Another $3 million is competitive grant allocations for non-school district applicants.

The purpose of the funding is to:

  • Improve academic outcomes for students.
  • Provide opportunities for enrichment activities in a safe and healthy environment.
  • Provide opportunities to strengthen public, private, and philanthropic partnerships so that  quality support services are more durable for students facing the greatest challenges.

The After School Programs Grant was previously named the Healthy Community Investment Grant. ​​

 Afterschool Snacks and Meals

​Grantees are encouraged to review and explore opportunities for participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Afterschool Snack Program and/or the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At-Risk Afterschool Meals

NSLP offers cash reimbursements to help schools serve snacks to children in afterschool activities aimed at promoting the health and wellbeing of children and youth in our communities.
The At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of CACFP offers federal funding to afterschool programs that serve a meal or snack to children in low-income areas. 
CACFP and NSLP are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. Email questions to cnp@isbe.net​ or call ISBE’s Nutrition Department​ at (800) 545-7892.

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