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After the city ends its grant competition, D.C. afterschool groups are on edge.

D.C.’s state education agency paused applications for a federal grant program this year. The decision has frustrated nonprofit organizations that serve the city’s most vulnerable children. Officials said they are redesigning the way it runs the federal program, referred to as 21st CCLC. Organizations that applied for funding in 2020 and 2021 will finish out their three-year cycles. OSSE plans to issue more than $11 million to those groups, including $6 million in 21st Century CCLC funds.

City Gate, Inc. provides tutoring and other academic support to D.C. children.