Public Funding for Comprehensive After-School Programs, 1998-2008
IESP Policy Brief No. 02-08(October)
- Public funding for after-school programs in New York City has dramatically increased from 1998 to 2008.
- Fundings provided by the City of New York account for more than 50 percent of all public school funding available for after-school programs in New York City. Since 2004, the City of New York has spent more than $110 million annually on after-school programs.
- State funding for after-school programs has increased significantly since 1998, but has been flat since 2002.
- The number of children and youth participating in after-school programs that receive public funds in 2008 is more than eight times greater than it was ten years ago.
- Funding per participant has also increased, from $1,386 in 1998 to almost $1,800 in 2008, a real increase of 30 percent per participant.