May 6, 2019

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) recently released the 2019 Request for Proposals for the Advantage Afterschool program. OCFS will be awarding $33 million to develop, extend, or expand after school programs.

Community-based non-profit organizations can apply for grant funds, in cooperation with local school districts. Each contract will be for $80,000-$280,000 per year, likely from September 2019-August 2024. The maximum cost per student served increased from $1,375 in the last round, to $2,000 per student this round.

Grantees are required to measure program outcomes and performance targets. VIA can help your organization set good targets that will foster high-quality programming and sustainability. In addition, VIA can help you meet the 30% M/WBE requirement. We have deep expertise in the measurement of out-of-school-time programs that we would like to share with you.

Questions about the RFP are due May 16th, and applications are due June 12th by 4pm.

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