Introducing the CASE for Kids 2023–2024 Partnership Project

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    The Partnership Project’s goal is to provide supplemental funding for comprehensive after-school programs to promote social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, increased support of numeracy and literacy development for economically disadvantaged students between the ages of 4 and 12 or up to the age of 19 with a documented disability. In addition, supplemental funding will assist in program quality improvement and program expansion.

    CASE for Kids will provide funded projects with additional support for numeracy and literacy integration and SEL into academic and enrichment activities, as well as site-based assessment and coaching to improve overall program quality.

    Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to provide comprehensive programming and utilize CASE for Kids’ funds as an additional resource to target students in need of academic assistance.

    The CASE for Kids Partnership Project is the result of collaboration between HCDE, the Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), and awarded sites.

    HCDE commits local funds to supplement comprehensive after-school programming. Both HCDE and the site-matched dollars activate a commitment of federal child care funds for quality improvement for school-age youth through TWC. This allows HCDE to provide a variety of resources to selected sites such as site visits, training, and access to curriculum and materials through a free lending library.

    Request for Proposal Workshop – (Optional)

    Workshop Date

    Workshop Time

    Workshop via ZOOM

    Tuesday, March 7, 2023

    10:00 am – 11:00 am

    Meeting Link HERE

           Meeting ID: 879 0337 1430

           Passcode: 078711

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • If a campus is a middle and high school combined campus, can you serve only the students who qualify agewise (10, 11, 12 years old)?

  • Can a dedicated district afterschool program coordinator attend the required CASE for Kids Learning Community meetings or Partnership Project meetings on behalf of the program liaison?

  • Can a school apply for the Partnership Project if they are already receiving funds from a 21st CCLC grant?

  • Is it permissible to charge parents a co-payment for the program to supplement the grant award?

  • How do you determine the cost per student?


  • Application Deadline
    4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2023

    Grant Term Period
    October 1, 2023–July 31, 2024

    Award Announcement
    Friday, May 26, 2023 on the CASE for Kids website

Need help?

  • Attend a Request for Pre-proposal Workshop

    Tuesday, March 7, 2023
    10 a.m.–11 a.m. via Zoom

    Meeting ID: 879 0337 1430

    Passcode: 078711