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Georgia Department of Education Seeks Grant Applicants for Community Projects

GaDOE Grants offer opportunity for student engagement and diversion from crime.

By: Mariah Parker

Too often in City Hall, increased police spending is approved with little transparency while, on the outside, neighborhoods scramble to fund community-led programs to divert our youth from involvement in crime in the first place. While I work within City Hall to change the conversation about police in our communities, I also want to support local organizations that are investing in our youth already by bringing attention to grant opportunities that can further this work.

An upcoming example is the Georgia Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers 2019-2020 (FY20) Cohort Request for Proposal. The GaDOE seeks "public or private organizations to carry out a broad array of before- and after-school, summer, weekend, and/or holiday activities that advance overall student achievement and support student success. Examples include, but are not limited to- literacy education programs; programs that support a healthy and active lifestyle; parenting skills programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy; programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled to allow the students to improve their academic achievement; drug and violence prevention programs and counseling programs; and more."

80 organizations across the state of Georgia will be awarded from $50,000-$350,000 a year to enact youth development programs. The Notice of Intent to Apply is due Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Find out more information here: http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Pages/21st-Century-Community-Learning-Centers.aspx

If interested, please feel free to reach out at mariahforathens@gmail.com for support in submitting your grant application.

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