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Coordinated School Health Programs
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Tel. 207-624-6698
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Sheila Nelson, Director Coordinated School Health Programs
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
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Augusta, ME 04333
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Budget Forms and Reports

    • EF-U-415 State of Maine Department of Education Federal Programs Cash Management Report.
    • FY Annual Financial Report
      End of Year Report 2004-05
    • Payment Schedule Request Form
      State of Maine Department of Education's Payment Schedule Request for Federal Funds for 21st Century After School Learning Centers.
      Payment Schedule

Funding and Grant Information

    • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation After school Programs
    • The after school resources section, which provides information about the Foundation's funding for after school programs, includes Web-friendly versions of past issues of Making Afterschool Count, a Mott Foundation periodical focusing on after school issues:
    • Grants.Gov
      This site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Features include the ability to search for Federal government-wide grant opportunities and to receive notification of future grant opportunities, to apply for grants on-line through a unified process, and more. 
    • School Funding Center
      The School Funding Center Newsletter is filled with grant sources, tips on grant writing, best sources for programs & materials, top web sites, and, best of all---it's absolutely free. To subscribe, simply type in your email address and select position.


  • National Perspective on After School Programs - Power point Presentation by Victoria Wegener, Consultant for the After school Alliance: Presentation
  • No Child Left Behind: A-Z Index:
  • Project S.A.F.E. and S.M.A.R.T. (Support and Access for Family Empowerment and Noteworthy Delivery Of Science, Mathematics, Arts, Reading and Technology)
    Portland Public School's 21st Century After School Program, "Project S.A.F.E. and S.M.A.R.T." Program Handbook and Policy Guide includes everything from forms for field trips to letter templates.
    Project Handbook Soaring Beyond Expectations
    Application and Emergency Information
General After-School Links and Resources
  • Academic Enrichment Activities
    This Learning Point web site, is designed to help you select activities based on Math, Literacy, and Science. Choose the academic content, select the grade level, and a variety of programs will be available for your use. You may also select the Staff Development module that was created to help programs use the principles and materials on this site to begin a conversation with your staff about integrating academic content into your program's enrichment activities.
  • After School Physical Activity Web site
    This program web site features twelve thematic activity modules (average of 6 activities each) designed for children ages 9-13. The themes of a few of the modules are: "Survivor," "Beach Party," and "Athletics with a Twist." Some activities have video clips to show how the activity is performed.
  • Beyond the Bell®: A Toolkit for Creating Effective After School Programs (Third Edition).
    Highly practical and easy to use, the second edition of Beyond the Bell is filled with important information for anyone working in a school-based after-school program. The toolkit is designed around key decision points in six areas -- management, collaboration, programming, linkages with the traditional school day, evaluation, and communication.
  • Camp Depot
    Camp Depot is a web site that provides information and advice on a number of after school topics for parents and educators. Educators can read articles about a great supplementary math program that worked, and how to set up an in-school after school program. Parents can find out how to choose an after school program and which programs are available in their area.
  • Coalition for Community Schools
    Community schools bring together many participants to offer a range of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families and communities -- before, during and after school, seven days a week.
  • Expanded Learning Opportunities After School
    Expanded Learning Opportunities programs include a wide variety of programs that provide learning opportunities outside the traditional K–12 school day. These programs provide children with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge that will enhance their success in school. School-age expanded learning opportunities programs include before- and after-school, Saturday academies, summer schools, extended school years, and other non-traditional programs that enhance student learning.
  • Food Research and Action Center (FRAC)
    The federal child nutrition programs provide crucial funding for meals and snacks in afterschool, summer, and before school programs. The federally-subsidized meals and snacks attract children to out of school time programs, which allow them to learn, and be active and safe while their parents are working. The food helps keep hunger at bay so that children are engaged and ready to learn.
  • Harvard Family Research Project: Out-of-School Time Evaluation Publications
    The Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) Out-of-School Time (OST) Program Evaluation Database is a compilation of profiles written by HFRP of evaluations of OST programs and initiatives. It provides accessible information about evaluation work of both large and small OST programs to support the development of high quality evaluations and programs in the out-of-school time field.
  • Harvard Family Research Project- "A Review of Activity Implementation in Out-of-School Time Programs," examines the range and scope of activities being implemented in current out-of-school time programs to set a context for understanding the links between program activities and positive outcomes for youth.
  • Keeping Kids Safe After School
    The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center web page offers many resources to parents, professionals and teens on after school programs and care.
  • Lights On Afterschool!
    Lights On Afterschool! is celebrated nationwide to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America's children, families and communities. Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire learning. They provide opportunities to help young people develop into successful adults.
  • Math Education Outside the Classroom: Figure This!
    Figure This! demonstrates challenging middle school mathematics and emphasizes the importance of high-quality math education for all students. Funding for the project was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Education.
  • National Service Resource Center: Making an Impact on Out-of-School Time
    The purpose of this manual is to become more effectively involved in enhancing the quality of out-of-school time programs for young people ages five to fourteen. It offeres ideas and suggestions, resource lists, tip sheets, and examples of successful programs. Many of the materials in this manual are designed to be easily used to conduct training for members and volunteers.
  • Promising Practices in After school (PPAS)
    The PPAS web site is for afterschool program directors, program staff, volunteers, parents, community members, policymakers, funders, researchers, and anyone else who cares about children and youth and who want to improve the quality of their programs. Be sure the check the "After School Aha's" section. The web site includes an extensive list of resources, after school activities, where to get funding and more!
  • Public/Private Ventures
    Youth have always been a priority for P/PV. We are most interested in finding effective policies and programs for the country's disadvantaged youth - those who have inadequate adult support; those who show early signs of learning or behavior problems; those who spend time in public institutions; and those who endanger their communities.
  • Working Toward Afterschool Care for All Children by 2010
    Afterschool Alliance activities are focused in three main areas: Serving as an Information Resource, Public Awareness Building, and Encouraging a Grassroots Constituency.

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