Public Funding for Comprehensive After-School Programs, 1998-2008

The Institute for Education and Social Policy at New York University (NYU)

NYU scholars calculated how much the city, state and federal governments spent on after-school programs in New York City from 1998 to 2008. They found that funding per youth participant increased 30 percent during that time (from $1,386 to almost $1,800), while the number of participants increased eight-fold (from less than 20,000 in 1998 to approximately 160,000 today). The dramatic gains came as the result of a public funding increase from approximately $23 million in 1998 to almost $300 million in 2008.

New York City provides more than 50 percent of all public funding. State funding initially increased dramatically, but has remained constant since 2002, while federal funding increased through 2004 but has since declined.  Free, 6 pages. (212) 998-5880,



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