American Rescue Plan and ESSER Funding
Afterschool Alliance is a great resource for all things afterschool including developments and recommendations related to the American Rescue Plan and ESSER Funding. Check out some of the great resources below!
Resources from Afterschool Alliance:
FACT SHEET: The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Will Deliver $350 Billion for State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Governments to Respond to the COVID-19 Emergency and Bring Back Jobs
Afterschool Alliance has several key policy priorities for the 117th Congress aimed at increasing access to quality afterschool and summer learning programs for all young people with an emphasis on children most in need:
- 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative
- Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG)
- Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
- Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE)
- Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
- Child Nutrition Reauthorization
- Social and Emotional Learning
- Higher Education Act (HEA)
Learn more from Afterschool Alliance!
This year, the most important fight is to ensure funding for 21st Century Community Learning centers in appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2021. Check out Afterschool Alliance’s “take action” page if you are ready to advocate! You can also learn more about bills to watch on the current federal legislation in afterschool.