American Rescue Plan funds fuel expansion in afterschool programs

American Rescue Plan funds fuel expansion in afterschool programs

Billions of dollars earmarked for afterschool programs in the American Rescue Plan have begun to flow into programs nationwide, setting some on a course to double or even quadruple capacity.

In Georgia, for instance, Girls Inc., an academic and STEM program provider focused on supporting girls of color, secured almost half of a million in federal dollars, allowing the nonprofit to more than double the number of kids it serves, including launching out-of-school programs for low-income families living in hotels.

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