FY2018 Federal Spending Bill Includes $1.2 Billion for Afterschool Programs


On Friday March 23, 2018 the U.S. Congress passed the $1.3 trillion FY2018 Omnibus Spending Bill in both the House and the Senate and it was signed by the President. This bill will fund the government for the remainder of the current fiscal year (until October 1, 2018). The Government had been operating on its fifth Continuing Resolution (or CR, a temporary government funding bill). 

Good news for after school programs! The Title IV, Part B funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC), which Trump proposed for elimination in his budget proposal for this year and next, actually received an increase in funding. The 21CCLC funding levels will increase by $20 million to a total of $1.2 Billion.

To learn more about after-school program funding sustainability, here is a free digital handbook. 

Dr. David Holbrook

About The Author

Dr. David Holbrook is a nationally recognized leader in federal programs administration and monitoring with expertise in Title I, Title III, Native American Education, and Federal Programs. Dr. Holbrook has also worked as a consultant with Title III of the US Department of Education and now serves as Executive Director, Federal Compliance and State Relationships with TransACT Communications.