STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford received two state grants worth a total of $659,358 to support after-school programs, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday.
The grants were part of $8.49 million awarded statewide to 26 programs in 18 school districts.
In Stamford, a grant for $282,856 went to Aspiring Leadership Through Action and a grant for $376,502 was awarded to After-school Titans.
“Growing existing programs that work and creating new after-school options not only creates a safe environment for our young people, but further supports our ceaseless efforts to level the playing field and begin to eliminate the devastating achievement gap,” Malloy said in a statement.
The State Department of Education selected the grant recipients through a competitive process that considered the strength of the proposal to address the needs of students in their community, promote parental and community engagement, provide academic enrichment, support the overall wellness of students, and demonstrate strong program organization.
The After-School Grant Program promotes the implementation or expansion of high-quality after-school programs. These programs provide valuable educational enrichment and recreational activities for K-12 students.