Tell Congress: No cuts to afterschool!
President Trump’s budget calls for eliminating federal funding for local afterschool and summer programs. It’s now up to us to tell Congress to reject the Administration’s proposal much like they did in a bipartisan manner in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus bill that passed in March 2018. If the funding is not maintained, nearly two million children and families would be left without reliable afterschool choices.
More than 19 million families want and need more afterschool and summer learning opportunities. For every child in a program, two are waiting to get in. Closing 10,000+ afterschool programs will hurt families and children in every part of the country.
You can make a difference: call on Congress to protect funding for afterschool and summer learning programs.