Georgia ILP

Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS)
Afterschool Care Program

The Georgia Department of Human Services' Afterschool Care Program is administered through the Division of Family and Children Services, Education One Out of School Time Programs.

Structured out-of-school time programs, such as afterschool and summer programs, can play a critical role in motivating youth to reach their highest level of educational attainment, as well as provide youth with an opportunity to improve their physical fitness and gain greater exposure to good nutrition habits.

By providing funding through a Request for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Need (SON) solicitation process, DHS partners with community-based organizations, faith-based organizations and public agencies throughout the state of Georgia to provide afterschool and summer services to children and youth.


Provide resources to organizations who cater to the needs of children, youth and families both in care and those in low to moderate income communities by sponsoring a host of academic, artistic and technological afterschool programs.


Ensure every child and teenager has access to quality youth development programming within their community.


Strengthen communities by supporting relationship building, coordinating service delivery, and building the capacity of local institutions and organizations to meet the needs of youth.

Strengthen families by informing them of available resources within their communities.

Strengthen youth by providing opportunities to establish a relationship with a caring adult, participate in project-based and/or apprenticeship-based learning experiences and engage in year-round or summer work experiences that prepare for life beyond the school-age years.

Strengthen youth-serving organizations and institutions by providing funding that builds their capacity to design, implement, and sustain quality youth development programs year-round.