Believe and Build Afterschool Grants

Visit this page for information and updates on Ignite Afterschool's Believe and Build Afterschool grant program. 

Ignite Afterschool has been tapped by the Minnesota Department of Education to coordinate and administer part of the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSERIII) funds, specifically the 1% dedicated to afterschool programming.

Below you'll find dates and deadlines for this grant program along with any new updates and information we have for you (so bookmark this page!) We'll also send information out through our newsletter.  You can sign up to receive information via our email list here.



The Ignite Afterschool Team


Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Thursday, September 30th, 2021--RFP release on the Ignite Afterschool website

  • Tuesday, October 5th, 2021--Grant Application information session 10:00-11:30am.  Register here

  • Friday, October 15th, 2021--Application Q and A Office Hours from 11:00am-12:00pm.  Zoom link:

  • Sunday, October 17th, 2021--Intent to Apply form due at 11:59pm.  Access form here

  • Sunday, October 31st, 2021--Grant Applications due at 11:59pm (Grant portal information will be available on 9/30/21)


Grant Application Information


Frequently Asked Questions