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Montana Afterschool Alliance (MTAA) is a statewide network and serves as the champion for afterschool programming and expanded learning opportunities in the state of Montana. MTAA's goals are to advocate for sustainable, high quality afterschool programs by convening families, afterschool program providers, schools, business leaders, elected officials, key community stakeholders, and public education agencies committed to improving outcomes for youth and their families. Greater Gallatin United Way helped to spearhead the network. MTAA was awarded a 3-year matching-fund grant on October 1st, 2014 from the C.S. Mott Foundation. Montana is the 43rd state to have a statewide afterschool network. GGUW now serves as the fiscal agent for MTAA. To learn more about MTAA, visit www.MTafterschoolalliance.org.
GGUW just headed into its third year of being the fiscal sponsor for MTAA and was instrumental in supporting the second statewide professional development “Afterschool & Beyond Conference” this summer 2016. GGUW has been supporting MTAA in reaching significant goals such as conducting a statewide out-of-school-time needs assessment, reaching MTAA’s grant funding match requirements of $225,000 over the past three years, and most recently, moving the MTAA Network Lead staffing position to Helena, MT where we can have greater impact across the state particularly in the public policy arena.
GGUW/MTAA also recently released an RFI seeking to secure a new fiscal sponsor for the next three years (Years 4-6) which will start in October 2017. GGUW has been instrumental in the founding and growth of this fledgling entity and we hope to see MTAA provide an increase of support for our kidsLINK Afterschool Program and for all out-of-school-time programs across the state in the coming years.
MTAA in partnership with Greater Gallatin United Way kidsLINK Afterschool launched Afterschool & Beyond on June 22 and 23, 2015 in Bozeman, MT.
For more information about the conference, click here.