Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
05/28/21 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants to Illinois LEAs, community organizations, tribes, and other public and private entities for educational programs that improve student success. Grants may be used to support a wide range of academic enrichment programs and services during non-school hours. Funding is primarily intended to benefit students from low-performing schools. Eligible activities may focus on areas that include, but are not limited to, youth development, physical fitness, tutoring, nutrition, health education, STEM, and drug and violence prevention.
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is designed to provide academically focused after-school opportunities, particularly to students who attend high-poverty, low-performing schools, to help those students meet state and local performance standards in core academic subjects and to offer families of participating students opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
The purpose of 21st CCLC programs is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that:
The purposes listed above for 21st CCLC are aligned to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
21st CCLC programs may provide services for children in grades prekindergarten through 12.
21st CCLC funds are available for professional development activities that support the delivery of high-quality programs.
For information about program objectives, see https://www.isbe.net/Documents/FY2022-NOFO-RFP-21st-Century.pdf#page=8.
For allowable activities, see https://www.isbe.net/Documents/FY2022-NOFO-RFP-21st-Century.pdf#page=13.
GrantWatch ID#: 130091
Annual grant awards will be a minimum of $50,000 and a maximum of $600,000, with individual awards not exceeding $150,000 per site (i.e., the physical location where grant-funded services and activities are provided to participating students and adults).
The grant period will begin no sooner than July 1, 2021, and will extend from the execution date of the grant until June 30, 2022.
Applicants who propose to offer summer programs may request a two-month extension period from July 1 to August 31 in each year of the grant
Successful applicants may reapply via continuing application for up to four additional years (i.e., FYs 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026).
Funding in subsequent years will be contingent upon compliance with federal and state law, state grant-making rules, passage of sufficient appropriations for the program, and satisfactory performance in the preceding grant period. Funding in subsequent years will also be contingent upon a grantee’s ability to spend 85 percent of their funds in Year 1 and 92 percent in Year 2.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail the original and two paper copies plus an electronic copy of the proposal on a USB flash drive to:
Illinois State Board of Education
Mail Code E-222
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001
Phone: (217) 782-5270
For more information, contact Kathryn Elvidge at the phone number or email address indicated above. Email is the preferred method of contact.
CSFA No. 586-46-0423
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