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Afterschool Program

Afterschool Resource Center
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) maintains an Afterschool Resource Center with information on funding, reimbursements and model programs.


Child and Adult Care Food Program
Community-based programs that offer enrichment activities for at-risk children and teenagers, after the regular school day ends, can provide free snacks through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Programs must be offered in areas where at least fifty percent of the children are eligible for free and reduced price meals based upon school data. is designed to aid in creating, maintaining and strengthening effective youth programs, including afterschool programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.


Move More Afterschool Standards
The Move More North Carolina: Recommended Standards for After-School Physical Activity can be used as a guide to create practices, policies and environments supportive of physical activity in after-school programs across the state.


National School Lunch Program
The National School Lunch Program offers reimbursement to help schools serve snacks to children in afterschool activities aimed at promoting the health and well-being of children and youth in our communities. A fact sheet and frequently asked questions on this program are available.


21st Century Learning Centers
21st Century Learning Centers provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

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