About ARCHS: Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS) funds and strategically enhances initiatives that improve the lives of children and families facing disparities and disadvantages in St. Louis’ most impoverished communities. ARCHS works to disrupt cycles of intergenerational poverty by advancing lifelong learning. Learn more at stlarchs.org.
ARCHS' Mission: To improve the lives of Greater St. Louis' residents by convening strategic community partnerships.
Funding Opportunity: ARCHS is seeking to provide funding to a qualified service provider(s) to manage up to five (5) licensed after school programs as a part of its After School for All Partnership (ASAP). The funded after school programs shall serve low-income students in grades K-6 residing in St. Louis City or St. Louis County beginning in the 2019-2020 school year. Eligible afterschool program participants include students whose parents are working, in job training, or in school and qualify economically for free meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) or the school lunch program. A maximum of $65,000 shall be awarded per program site and will be based on the number of students proposed to be served.
Requirements include but are not limited to the following:
- • Offer program services to eligible families at no cost.
- • Operate according to the Licensing Rules for Group Child Care Homes and Child Care Centers from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Bureau of Child Care for a minimum of 48 children.
- • Offer well rounded programming that includes but is not limited to academic support/enrichment, social and life skills, health and recreation, character development and parent/family involvement. Services must be sensitive to cultural, ethnic, religious and diversity issues, including appropriateness of staff, materials, and approach.
- • Operate Monday through Friday, 3 hours daily, including school holidays and vacation periods, with the exception of legal public holidays provided that the program has access to the facility in which the program is held.
- • Offer daily, nutritious snacks and meals in accordance with the CACFP or school lunch program.
- •Provide documents of ownership, lease or memorandum of agreement for use of facility. Programs in public, private and/or charter schools as well as community based organizations shall be considered.
- •Use of a web-based data collection system for the submission of after school program data including but not limited to student attendance, student characteristics, staff/personnel, etc. (training to be provided by ARCHS).
- •Adhere to all other goals outlined in ARCHS’ performance-based contract.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants who meet the outlined requirements must submit this online application no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019.