One challenge that many out-of-school time programs face is how to pay for the professional development and student programming that accompany global learning. Most programs are able to do quite a lot through integrating global knowledge and skills into existing programs, but extra funds help make a bigger impact, faster.
Asia Society, in partnership with The Finance Project, created a guide titled Funding Global Learning that is focused on how to create financing strategies as well as how to identify and secure funding. The guide covers how to frame the argument for global competence; how to manage diverse funding strategies; the types of federal and state funding sources; and how to match funding streams to your goals. The guide also introduces other resources to turn to for help.
Few funding sources directly target global learning, and issues such as time-limited grants, the downturn in state and local budgets,and competition for limited resources creates a challenging backdrop against which out-of-school leaders seek to implement or expand programs. This guide is designed to help overcome these challenges so programs can focus on do what they do best: preparing students for the world.