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Public Act 103-0006 appropriated $25 million for FY 2024 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 $25 million appropriated. Another $8 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.​

 CURE After School Programs

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to establish after-school programs as a joint effort between not-for-profit community based organizations and Tier 1 or Tier 2 school districts.​

Applications due May 23, 2022, at 4 pm.

 Funding Opportunities

FY 2024

FY 2023

FY 2022

FY 2021

 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​ or call ISBE’s Nutrition Department​ at (800) 545-7892.

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