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Grants to Georgia Nonprofits, School Districts, Agencies, Tribes, IHEs, and For-Profits for Extracurricular Educational Programs


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Application Deadline

01/25/22 5:00 PM EST

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USA: Georgia

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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant (21st CCLC)

Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE)

Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #138455

Grant Description

Grants to Georgia nonprofit organizations, school districts, government agencies, faith-based organizations, tribes, IHEs, and for-profit corporations for extracurricular educational programs. Funding may be used for operating expenses of the programs, such as staff development and training, personnel and personnel benefits, consultants, subcontractors, evaluators, classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The purpose of the program is to assist and support students academically by providing them with academic enrichment activities and a broad array of other activities during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session. The program’s goals are to:

  1. Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards;
  2. Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
  3. Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

For details about program activities, see the following link:

For information about eligible expenses, see the following link:

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any public or private organization is eligible to apply for a 21st CCLC subgrant. Examples of agencies and organizations eligible under the 21st CCLC program include, but are not limited to:
• Local school districts, also referred to as local educational agencies (LEAs)
• Charter schools
• Indian tribe or tribal organization
• Educational consortia,
• Non-profit agencies,
• City or county government agencies,
• Faith and community-based organizations,
• Institutions of higher education, and
• For-profit corporations

For information about unallowable expenses, see the following link:

Pre-proposal Conference:

Prospective subgrantees are encouraged to attend online meetings during which guidance will be provided for completing and submitting a program proposal. The GaDOE will offer a kick-off informational webinar session on September 27, 2021, at 2:00 pm.


Prospective subgrantees may also register for technical assistance webinars which will be offered from September 2021 through January 2022.

For a list of technical assistance webinar dates, see the following link:

Pre-Application Information:

Release Date: September 22, 2021
Intent to Apply Due Date: October 29, 2021
RFP Due Date: January 25, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. EST

Grants will be paid on a reimbursement basis.

A previously funded 21st CCLC program whose subgrant is ending in FY22 is eligible to apply for new grant funds.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants:

GaDOE anticipates funding approximately 26 programs

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request funds ranging from $50,000 to $350,000 per year based on need and proposed services to the target population.

Contact Information:

Apply online:

Lynn Howard
Program Manager, 21st Century Community Learning Centers

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Georgia Department of Education
c/o Lynn Howard, Federal Programs
21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, S.E.
Suite 1562 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

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