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Grants to USA Afterschool Programs for Volunteering
Opportunities for Middle-School and High-School Students

Afterschool Grants

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Youth Service America (YSA) and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

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Grants of up to $500 to USA afterschool programs to provide volunteer opportunities for middle-school and high-school students during the academic year. Programs must involve at least 50 youth volunteers, with at least half from underserved and low-income backgrounds. Funding is intended to support youth-led service or service-learning opportunities.

Additional planning resources will be provided to grantees for 9/11 Day of Service (September 11, 2022) MLK Day of Service (January 16, 2023) and/or Global Youth Service Day (Late April or Early May 2023). Participation in these days is encouraged, but is not required.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196915

Number of Grants:

Up to 60 afterschool programs

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $500 each

Term of Contract:

Activities can take place any time during the 2022-2023 school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are offered on a competitive application basis and open to any afterschool program that meets the following requirements:
- Engage at least 50 youth as volunteers in service or service-learning projects during the 2022-2023 academic year;
- Submit an online impact report by June 1, 2023;
- 50% of youth engaged are from low-income, underserved communities; and
- Focus on engaging middle-school and high-school aged youth.

Applicants must be based in the United States. Applicants may work locally, regionally, or statewide. Afterschool coalitions or multi-site programs are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for multiple grants.

Pre-Application Information:

- April 1, 2022: Application Opens
- May 20, 2022: Application Deadline: Late May 2022
- Application Reviews: June 10, 2022
- Grantees Announced: August 2022
- Grantee Training (Virtual): September 11, 2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Sign up on the URL for Full Text, below to access the grant application.

Steve Culbertson, President & CEO
(202) 296-3008

Karen Daniel, Vice President of Programs
(202) 296-2994

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