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21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant

Grants to Idaho LEAs, CBOs, Tribes, and Agencies
for After-School Enrichment Programs

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Idaho State Department of Education (SDE)

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01/26/18 5:00 PM MT


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Grants to Idaho local education agencies, community-based organizations, tribes, and public agencies to provide after-school enrichment programs, primarily for students attending low-performing schools. LOIs are due December 1. The purpose of this program is 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 (ESSA, Sec. 4201(a)).

Applications shall be based on the following measures of effectiveness (ESSA, Sec. 4205(b)):
-An assessment of objective data regarding the need for before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities in the schools and communities;
-An established set of performance measures aimed at ensuring high-quality academic and social enrichment opportunities;
-If appropriate, evidence-based research that the program or activity will help students meet the State academic standards and any local academic standards;
-Align with the regular academic program of the school and academic needs of participating students and include performance indicators and measures;
-Collect the data necessary for the measures of student success described; and
-A periodic evaluation to assess the program’s progress toward achieving the goal of providing high-quality opportunities for academic enrichment and overall student success.

The federal 21st CCLC has established performance objectives as part of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA):
-GPRA Objective 1: Participants in 21st Century Community Learning Center programs will demonstrate educational and social benefits and exhibit positive behavioral changes.
-GPRA Objective 2: 21st Century Community Learning Centers will offer high-quality enrichment opportunities that positively affect student outcomes such as school attendance and academic performance, and result in decreased disciplinary actions or other adverse behaviors.
-GPRA Objective 3: Improve the operational efficiency of the program.

To coincide with these performance objectives, the Idaho 21st CCLC has established the following:

-Academic: Establish community learning centers that provide opportunities for academic enrichment to students in high-poverty, low-performing schools.

-Enrichment: Establish community learning centers that offer a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities that complement the regular school day.

-Family & Parent Engagement: Establish community learning centers that offer families of student’s opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

-Targeted Services: Establish community learning centers that target services to students who attend schools that (1) are implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities and (2) enroll students who may be at risk for academic failure, dropping out of school, involvement in criminal or delinquent activities, or who lack strong positive role models.

-Continuous Improvement: Establish community learning centers that continuously improve operational efficiency to provide high quality programming for participants.

-Summer Program: Establish community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities to students during the summer months.

Priority for Applications:

In awarding grants under Title IV, Part B, the SDE shall give priorities to applications that are targeting services to students who primarily attend schools that are:
-Implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities under Sec. 1111(d) – (ESSA, Sec. 4204(i)(1)(A)(i)(I));
-Schoolwide eligible to receive funds under Title I, Part A – (ESSA, Sec. 4204(b)(2(F));
-Submitted jointly by eligible entities consisting of a local educational agency receiving funds under Title I, Part A, and another eligible entity – (ESSA, Sec. 4204(i)(1)(B)(i)(I));
-Mid-high and high poverty based on lunch eligibility – (ESSA, Sec. 4204(i)(1)(A)(i)(II));
-Proposing to offer at least 40 hours of summer learning;
-Above the state average for Limited English Proficiency – (ESSA, Sec. 4204(i)(1)(A)(i)(II));
-Below the state average for median household income (by county) – (ESSA, Sec. 4204(f));
-Not receiving 21st CCLC grant funds for the 2018-2019 school year – (ESSA, Sec. 4204(f)); and
-Novice grantees (have not received a prior 21st CCLC grant) – (ESSA, Sec. 4204(i)(1)(C)).

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GrantWatch ID#: 148436

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Applications are allowed to request funds based on the number of students to attend the program on a daily basis with adjusted rates over the five-year grant period. More information about funding amounts may be found on page 19 of the guidelines (attached below).

The SDE reserves the right to reduce initial award amounts to maximize statewide impact. The SDE also reserves the right to reduce or eliminate award amounts if key performance indicators are not met.

Minimum Award Amount: applications cannot request a maximum award less than $63,000 to ensure eligible entity does not receive less than $50,000 in year 5 of funding (ESSA, Sec. 4204(h)).

Transportation Support: eligible entities may request up to $15,000 (each year of the grant) to ensure that students participating in the program travel safely to and from the center and home (ESSA, Sec. 4204(b)(2)(A)(ii)). However, these funds may ONLY be used for transportation costs.

Term of Contract:

The State Department of Education will award grants for afterschool programs starting in the 2018-2019 school year.

Grant funding begins July 1, 2018.

Funding may be received for five years. Year-to-year funding will be based on meeting program goals and objectives through measureable outcomes concerning student achievement, participation, and family engagement. Reduction of grant funds is based upon an analysis of per-pupil expenditures.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An eligible entity may include a local educational agency, community-based organization, Indian tribe or tribal organization (as such terms are defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act (25 U.S.C. 450b)), another public or private entity, or a consortium of 2 or more such agencies, organizations, or entities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Eligibility and Priority Webinar is scheduled for October 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM MST. 21st CCLC staff will review eligibility requirements for the 2018-19 grant competition.

Pre-Application Information:

Eligible applicants are encouraged to match 10% of the total proposed award amount with funds from (1) outside of the applicant organization and (2) may not be derived from other Federal or State funds (ESSA, Sec. 4204(d)(1)). Eligible Entities are permitted to provide all or any portion of such match in the form of in-kind contributions. Furthermore, to meet the match requirements, eligible entities may secure match and/or in-kind contributions from more than one entity. All match or in-kind contributions must be substantiated by a MOU or Letter of Commitment.

Eligible entities that intend on submitting an application must submit a Letter of Intent to Apply to Camille McCashland by December 1, 2017. Letters submitted after this date are allowed but may result in delayed access to the online application.

Please note: after submitting the Letter of Intent, it may take up to five (5) business days to gain access to the application portal.

Applications submissions are due January 27, 2017 5:00 PM MT

The timeline for the 2018-2019 RFA:
-October 27, 2017: Request for Application Webinar
-November 2017: Request for Application Workshops (Various Locations)
-December 1, 2017: Letter of Intent to Apply
-January 26, 2018: Application MUST be submitted
-February: March 2018: Peer Review process of Applications
-April 2018: Announcement of Awards
-July 1, 2018: Grant Funding Begins
-July 2018: New Grantee / Director’s Meeting

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

Register for the October 27 webinar:

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Program Contact:
Andrew Fletcher, Coordinator
(208) 332-6813

For questions concerning Eligibility Webinar or Request for Application Workshops contact:
Camille McCashland

If you have questions about the application or filling out the forms, please contact the Idaho 21st CCLC Administrator at:

If you are encountering errors while using the 21st CCLC application, please contact the IT Help Desk at:

Idaho State Department of Education
Student Engagement
21st CCLC
650 W. State Street, 2nd Floor
Boise, Idaho 83702

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