City Connections Grant 2023–2024

About This Grant

  • The Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids, or CASE for Kids, is a division of Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) that was formed in 1999. The vision of CASE for Kids is to ensure that every child in Harris County will have access to high-quality, expanded learning opportunities. CASE for Kids believes a quality out-of-school time program provides avenues for opportunities for youth to excel, explore and expand their horizons before school, after school, on weekends and during the summer. A quality program provides a safe and inclusive environment, diverse learning opportunities, effective administrative strategies, collaborative relationships, and intentional program promotion. 

    City Connections, funded directly by City of Houston, supports nonprofit organizations that address the need for youth services during the school year. Initiatives funded by the CASE for Kids City Connections program provide comprehensive programs, and short-term projects hosted in-person, virtually, or as a hybrid from a variety of locations, including schools, community centers, apartment complexes, and churches. 

    The nonprofit organizations listed below have been awarded a 2023—2024 City Connections (CiC) grant award. Funding for the City Connections project is provided by the City of Houston and administered by the Center for Afterschool, Summer and Enrichment for Kids or CASE for Kids, a division of Harris County Department of Education. A total of 68 applications were received requesting funding. In 2023-2024, eleven district council members will award up to $45,000 each, in funding for CiC grants. Please note, as indicated by the asterisk symbol (*), some council districts exercised their option to increase their overall grants budget this year. The organizations listed below will provide diverse activities for youth after school, including fine arts, academic enrichment, college exploration, and youth mentoring. Congratulations to all grant recipients! We are grateful to the City of Houston for their investment and support of out-of-school time programming here in Houston, TX. All City Connections funding is contingent upon City Council approval. 

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