After School Program Grant Opportunities


NOTE: This list includes archived grant opportunities; not all opportunities are currently available. However, many funding opportunities are cyclical, so it would be in your best interest to keep closed opportunities in mind for future funding needs.

Please remember these are just a select few of the many grant opportunities available for after school program funding. If you are interested in joining our free Watch List for after school program grants, please fill out the form to the right.

The No Kid Hungry campaign is focused on trying to eliminate hunger among children in America by supporting nutrition programs and educating low-income families on how to stretch their budgets while still making healthy food choices at home. The average grant size is between $5,000 - $10,000, and priority is given to nonprofit organizations, schools, and other organizations that are eligible by participating in activities like increasing access to afterschool snack and meal programs, increasing school breakfast availability, and advocacy of certain anti-hunger issues. Grant proposals are usually accepted once in the spring, for funding summer meals programs, and once in the early summer, for all other programs.

This is the only federal funding source that supports nothing but afterschool programs. The 21CCLC program aims to support community learning centers that provide academic tutoring and homework help; community service; and music, arts, sports, and cultural activities. The Department of Education works with State Education Agencies (SEAs) to manage statewide competitions for funding.

This program helps low-income families by providing child care vouchers. The CCDF also funds state child care quality improvement initiatives, which may include training programs and capacity-building for afterschool providers.

TANF funds provide financial assistance for low-income families. These funds can also be used to support afterschool programs in ways that are consistent with the TANF program. States can spend TANF funds on afterschool programs and initiatives or transfer up to 30% of the funds to CCDF.

These programs support snacks and meals for participants of afterschool programs. In these cases, afterschool programs may receive reimbursements from one of four food and nutrition programs made available by the United States Department of Agriculture. These food and nutrition programs include the National School Lunch Program: Afternoon Snacks; the Child and Adults Care Food Program; the Summer Food Service Program; and the School Breakfast Program. 

This awards grants between $1,000-$5 million in several educational areas, one of which is afterschool programs.