Unmet Need Still Remains
As is apparent, California has seen a major increase in after school opportunities for children and youth statewide. There are however, still many schools that are not currently receiving state or federal funding for After-School. The demand for after school programs in California is still great. During the latest application process, approximately 1900 schools requesting almost $200,000,000 in ASES program funding were denied. Additionally, in the Cohort 4 grant competition, more than 600 elementary, middle and high schools requesting over $100,000,000 dollars were denied funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program.