21st Century Funding Update

On July 19th, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved the FY18 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) bill that cuts 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) funding by $191 million. This is the lowest level of federal afterschool funding since 2007. If the House bill were to become law, roughly 8,331 children in Illinois would lose access to quality afterschool and summer learning programs next year. To call on Congress to protect funding for afterschool and summer learning programs in FY18, click here.