Current Federal Bills to Watch
Protecting 21st Century Community Learning Centers from cuts
President Trump's proposed FY 2018 Budget eliminated 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), the only federal funding stream for afterschool and summer programming.
21st Century Community Learning Centers make sure that children and youth in high-poverty schools are engaged throughout the day and year, and are a crucial support for working parents. The success of these programs in closing the opportunity gap is backed by research. They not only support children afterschool and in the summer, but lead to real academic gains that can help close the opportunity gap.
You can learn more about this issue in our 21st CCLC Issue Brief (PDF).
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Childhood Nutrition Reauthorization Act
The Childhood Nutrition Reauthorization Act is a critical piece of federal legislation that will impact all areas of afterschool and summer meals. For an analysis of the current bill, please visit the Food Research and Action Center.
SOWA and our national partners, including the Afterschool Alliance, are closely monitoring the federal appropriations process.
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Please visit our national partner, the Afterschool Alliance, for ongoing analysis and updates on federal policy and D.C. news.
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