Twenty-six states did not make any new grants for after-school programs in 2005, according to a study by the Afterschool Alliance.
The Washington-based advocacy group claims that a lack of funding from the federal government for after-school programs hinders states from establishing new grants. Funding for after-school programs was promised under the No Child Left Behind Act, but has yet to be allocated by Congress and President Bush, the report says.
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