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Up to $650,000 available for Afterschool and Summer Programs

The Office of Children’s Affairs is seeking applicants to apply for the 2A/Healthy Lifestyles for Youth BOOST Request for Proposals. The grant period is from January 1 - December 31, 2017, and will be the only opportunity to apply for funding to support programs anytime during calendar year 2017, including Summer 2017.

Full application details can be found HERE.
Key Dates:

  • Questions must be submitted in writing by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  • An optional Information Session will be held on Friday, October 21, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
  • Questions and answers will be posted online by Wednesday, October 26, 2016
  • Required Letter of Intent to Apply is due on Wednesday, November 18, 2016 by 3:00 p.m.
  • Applications are due by Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by 3:00 p.m.
  • Awards will be announced the week of December 19, 2016

Funds must be used to support direct program services for school-age children and youth (K-12) during non-school hours. If a program is being held in a school, a letter of support from the principal is required at the time of application.

Questions and required information must be submitted to

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