One of the most common questions we receive is how do we fund an afterschool program.

MAP has compiled a broad range of state and federal funding opportunities for afterschool programs. This is by no means a complete list as it does not include many local, state, and federal private foundation grants, nor grants provided by other agencies whose primary role is not afterschool and summer learning. If you think you have a funding source that others should be aware of, let us know by contacting us.

This information was provided by the relevant agency staff.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


21st Century Community Learning Centers

The purpose of the federally funded 21st CCLC grant is to support the implementation of additional learning time through out-of-school time (OST) programming and/or through an expanded day referred to as Expanded Learning Time or ELT. Programming is designed to help close proficiency/opportunity gaps, increase student engagement, support social and emotional learning, and promote college and career readiness and success.

Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Quality Grant

The Quality Enhancements in After-School and Out-of-School Time (ASOST-Q) Grant Program (Fund Code 530) is a program funded through state line item 7061-9611. Funding is designed to enhance comprehensive and effective after-school and out-of-school time programming for students in grades K-12. Grants support children's and youth's academic, social, and emotional development outside of the regular school day, for public and non-public school-age students during the school year and over the summer months.

Title IVA

Many schools are not aware that Title IVA funds can be used for afterschool. Title IV Part A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides districts with funds to build capacity and ensure that all students have access to a high quality educational experience. The priorities of Title IV are to:

  1. Support well-rounded educational opportunities;

  2. Support safe and healthy students; and

  3. Support effective use of technology


Department of Early Education and Care



EEC provides families with assistance when finding childcare through vouchers. Licensed afterschool programs can accept these vouchers and receive a daily subsidy for that child in the program. EEC's daily reimbursement rate for subsidized early education and care is based on multiple factors including the program type, the child's age, the location of care, and the type of care.

Professional Development

Providers with staff registered in the PQR will have access to professional development and technical assistance opportunities around the state. Through a network of partners, you can:

  • Provide professional development opportunities that build your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Support paths that lead you to getting a certificate, credential, or degree.

  • Help you meet and maintain national accreditation.

  • Help you meet licensing requirements, quality standards, and upward movement in QRIS.

  • Help you advance your professional growth and enhance program quality.