04/25/22 5:00 PM Receipt
CSFA No. 586-46-0423;
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Grants to Illinois LEAs, community organizations, tribes, and other public and private entities for educational programs that improve student success. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. 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/FY2023-NOFO-RFP-21st-Century.pdf#page=8.
For allowable activities, see https://www.isbe.net/Documents/FY2023-NOFO-RFP-21st-Century.pdf#page=12.
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Estimated Size of Grant:
The grant period will begin no sooner than July 1, 2022, and will extend from the execution date of the grant until June 30, 2023.
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 two additional years (i.e., FYs 2024 and 2025).
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.
Proposals can be submitted electronically through the ISBE Attachment Manager, mailed, or hand-delivered.
The ISBE Attachment Manager is found at https://sec1.isbe.net/attachmgr/default.aspx.
Mailed Proposals: Mail the original and one paper copy 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
It is advised to use certified mail with guaranteed delivery date and a return receipt requested.
Hand-Delivered: Proposals may be hand-delivered to the following location:
100 North First Street
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.