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4-H Afterschool Funds Offered


AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa 4-H Foundation and Pioneer Corporation will make available $40,000 for local county offices of Iowa State University Extension and their community partners to strengthen or establish 4-H Afterschool or out-of-school programs.

Extension county offices may apply for grants in partnership with citizen associations (such as Kiwanis or Rotary), agencies, businesses and other institutions. Only one application per county can be submitted for funding, and each award will be up to $4,000.

County applicants will be evaluated according to how they plan to use the funds from Sept. 1, 2006 to Aug. 31, 2007, to achieve one or more of five objectives.
- increase the competencies of after-school program staff and volunteers as they affect positive youth development and program planning
- increase the use of 4-H curricula in after-school programs
- establish 4-H Afterschool clubs immediately before or after school or within existing after-school programs
- strengthen youth citizenship, communication and leadership skills
- expand partnerships with local groups to enhance and strengthen after-school and out-of-school programs or 4-H Afterschool clubs.

Applicants must identify the national, state or local partners who will assist with implementing the program. Only direct costs may be requested.
The deadline is July 1, 2006, with awards announced the week of July 24, 2006.
To download the application, visit http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4H/Afterschool/AfterSchool.htm. For more information, contact Keli Tallman at ktallman@iastate.edu or Mary TeWinkel at tewinkel@iastate.edu.

Contacts :

Keli Tallman, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-0688, ktallman@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson, Extension Communication and Marketing, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu