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21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant

Grants to New Hampshire Schools and Organizations
for Out-of-School Academic Enrichment Programs

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New Hampshire Department of Education

Deadline Date:

03/07/19 1:00 PM


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Grants starting at $50,000 per year to New Hampshire K-12 schools in collaboration with community or government organizations for academic learning centers for children from low-performing schools. Funding is intended to create out-of-school enrichment programs focused on family literacy, STEM skills, truancy, tutoring services, and drug and violence prevention in order to improve academic achievement.

Under ESSA, the 21st CCLC supports the creation of community learning centers offering a safe learning environment to students during non-school hours (before and after school, summer breaks and other periods when school is not in session) to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students. The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is to award grants to eligible entities to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers.

All eligible entities receiving a grant are required to provide:
a) An academic assistance component,
b) An enrichment component, and
c) A family engagement component for the family members of participating students.

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GrantWatch ID#: 134776

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Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant award will be $50,000 per year with the maximum grant award is $135,000 per year per eligible school site.

Term of Contract:

Pending federal funds, grants will be awarded for five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants for 21st CCLC funds must be a collaboration between a local educational agency (LEA) and one or more community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs), or other public or private entities and must primarily serve students (K-12th grade) who attend schools with a high concentration of economically disadvantaged students.

Any public or private organization is eligible to apply for a 21st CCLC grant and must partner with an eligible school(s). Examples of agencies and organizations eligible under the 21st CCLC program include, but are not limited to: non-profit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, and institutions of higher education.

Eligible schools are identified as recipients of 30 percent of the student population identified by the free/reduced lunch program as of October 2017. Middle and high schools are eligible if the majority (51% or more) of the feeder elementary schools are eligible.

Current Grantees Reapplying - Grantees are eligible to apply for funding if their existing grant award expires on June 30, 2019. Current grantees are expected to demonstrate a high level of performance and sustainability in order to receive additional funding under this competition.

Pre-Application Information:

- January 29, 2019: 2019-2020 RFA posted on NH Department website
- February 13, 2019, 4:00 PM: Deadline to submit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- February 14, 2019: FAQs posted to website
- March 7, 2019: Application deadline no later than 1:00 PM
- March/April 2019: Peer review of applications
- May 1, 2019: 21st CCLC Grant Award Notifications
- July 1, 2019: Awards Commence

An electronic (email) submission of the entire application in one document as a PDF must be received by 1:00 PM on March 7, 2019.

Since 21st CCLC grants are made available on a reimbursement basis, applicants are strongly encouraged to secure sufficient funding or a line of credit to operate the 21st CCLC program for approximately a two-month period.

Each applicant must complete the Wallace Foundation Out-of-School Time Cost Calculator:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications materials to Tamara Feener at

Questions may be e-mailed to:
Kathleen Vestal at
Penny Poirier at

NH Department of Education (DOE)
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Bureau of Instructional Support

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire