DFCS Afterschool Care Program
Afterschool Care Program
The Afterschool Care Program is located within the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS), Well-Being Services Section, and provides federal funding to non-profit organizations and public agencies who serve youth and families during the out-of-school time.
DFCS Afterschool Care Program
The mission of the Afterschool Care Program is to provide resources to youth-serving organizations within the state of Georgia who serve families within low-to-moderate income communities and the foster care system. The vision of the Afterschool Care Program is to ensure every child and youth has access to high quality youth development programming within their community. Educational attainment, positive youth development and an enhanced well-being are key factors in preventing future welfare dependency among today’s youth, particularly youth of economically disadvantaged communities. Through out-of-school time programs, parents and caregivers can ensure their youth have a safe and enriching environment when the traditional school day ends. By providing funding through a Statement of Need (SoN) solicitation process, the Afterschool Care Program partners with community-based organizations and public agencies throughout the state of Georgia who provide services to youth and their families. The goals of the DFCS Afterschool Care Program are to:
- Strengthen youth-serving organizations and institutions by providing funding that increases their capacity to design, implement, and sustain quality youth development programs and services;
- Provide opportunities for youth to establish positive relationships with their peers and caring adults during traditional non-school day hours; and
- Provide technical assistance to organizations and agencies as they implement services and activities that support their youth’s overall well-being as they prepare for and transition into young adulthood
Afterschool Care Program Funding Opportunity Notice
The DFCS Afterschool Care Program would like to announce the release of the Afterschool Care Program Statement of Need (SoN) for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022. This SoN announcement has been issued by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Afterschool Care Program to seek proposals from non-profit organizations and public agencies that provide quality out-of-school time programs and services to youth between the ages of 5 and 17. Out-of-school time programs funded through this SoN must serve youth and families within low-to-moderate income communities and the foster care system within the state of Georgia based on the eligibility guidelines outlined. The Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services and Afterschool Care Program reserve the right to make any updates or omissions to this SoN while it is posted and reserve the right the cancel this SoN at any time.
NOTICE FOR CURRENT CONTRACTORS: All current FFY 2021 contractors of the DFCS Afterschool Care Program MUST respond to this SoN based on the guidelines herein if seeking consideration for funding for FFY 2022. A prior award or current contract with DHS/DFCS is not a guarantee or commitment for continued or future funding.
Statement of Need Release Date
Monday, March 29, 2021
Application and Proposal Submission Date
Friday, May 28, 2021 – 3 p.m. EST
FFY 2022 Statement of Need (SoN) Mandatory Information Session
All organizations and agencies who would like to submit an application for funding consideration for FFY 2022 MUST ensure a representative from their organization/agency participates in a virtual mandatory SoN information session. The sessions will provide information regarding program requirements and submission protocol. Pre-Registration for either mandatory information session is REQUIRED. The link to enter the Zoom session will only be shared with participants that pre-register using the links provided. Sessions will be held on the following dates and times:
- Tuesday, April 13, 2021 via Zoom at 10 a.m. – Registration Link: https://guideinc.wufoo.com/forms/ri0wmb11i11ham/ Registration for this session closes Monday, April 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST. The Zoom link for access to this session will be shared, via the email provided with your registration, two hours before the scheduled event.
- Wednesday, April 14, 2021 via Zoom at 2 p.m. – Registration Link: https://guideinc.wufoo.com/forms/ran8k4r1b8qiho/ Registration for this session closes Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 5 p.m. EST. The Zoom link for access to this session will be shared, via the email provided with your registration, two hours before the scheduled event.
Each offered session will cover the same information. An agency does not have to attend both sessions. Only one session is required to submit an application for funding consideration. Each session will offer the required information for application and new submission requirements for FFY 2022. Early registration is strongly suggested to secure a spot in the preferred session.
**FFY 2022 Statement of Need Mandatory Information Session Make-Up Opportunity**
Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. EST
All organizations and agencies who would like to submit an application for funding consideration for FFY 2022 and missed the previously advertised Statement of Need Mandatory Information Sessions or were not able to participate in a full session will have one final opportunity to fulfill this requirement.
The FFY 2022 Statement of Need Mandatory Make-Up Information Session will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. EST via ZOOM. The session will begin promptly at 11 a.m.
There will not be any additional opportunities to attend the mandatory information session. An agency does not have to attend this make-up opportunity if they successfully attended one of the sessions offered on April 13, 2021 or April 14, 2021.
Pre-registration IS required to attend the Make-Up Information Session. Pre-register for the final make-up information session at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf--urzIiH9GgdaPSwLJyIi5kWWmfuRQr
Please Note: The instructions to access the FFY 2022 Afterschool Care Program SoN submission portal will be provided at each mandatory information session. You must remain logged on (with your video/camera on) for the entire duration of the information session in order to receive your Application Submission Access Information and Instructions. The Afterschool Care Program will restrict the mandatory information session ZOOM access 10 minutes after the indicated start time of each session. No additional access will be granted after that time. There will be no exceptions to this requirement. The Georgia Department of Human Services, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and the Afterschool Care Program are not responsible for any costs incurred for computer or online session participation. The costs of participation is the responsibility of the participating party.
Computer and System Requirements – Please ensure that you have access to a computer or device that can connect to the internet and has video, microphone and sound capability. You will also need Zoom capability to participate in the session. We are NOT responsible for computers or devices that do not meet these requirements.
Please direct any questions regarding this notice to [email protected].
Please see the following attachments for the FFY 2022 Afterschool Care Program funding opportunity: