SCUSD applies for grant to fund before- and after-school programs

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Sacramento City Unified School District is applying for 21st Century High School ASSETs/21st Century Community Learning Centers Elementary and Middle/Junior High Students Cohort 9 Fiscal Year 2014-15 grants.

21st Century Community Learning Centers Program provides funding for five years to establish or expand before- and after-school programs that provide disadvantaged kindergarten through 12th-grade students with academic enrichment opportunities and supportive services to help the students meet state and local standards in core content areas.

In order to qualify for funding and program services, an agency must serve a high percentage of students (at least 40 percent) from low-income families.

Expanded Learning/Youth Engagement Services Department will apply for the funding for schools that have not previously received any ASSETs funding.

The district will also be applying for funds for some elementary and middle schools that have waiting lists for after-school program services under the ASES grant.

The application is due on Thursday, December 12.

Should you have any questions, please call Brit Irby, Coordinator Expanded Learning/Youth Engagement Services at (916) 643–7992.