FY15 Spending Bill Passed into Law – Increased Federal After-School Funding


On December 13th, Congress passed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, which decreased overall funding to the Department of Education while increasing funding through FY15 to 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) by $2.3 million, bringing the total allocation to $1.152 billion. As a result, youth nationwide will have increased access to quality expanded learning programs. Other funding streams supported by the bill include STEM, Title I, Child Nutrition Programs, and AmeriCorps and State and National Grants. Learn more by accessing an Afterschool Alliance blog on the Appropriations Act.