Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) - Office of Next Generation Schools and Districts
11/18/19 4:00 PM EST
Grants to Kentucky LEAs, nonprofits, for-profits, faith-based organizations, IHEs, and government agencies to create and implement quality out-of-school programming that promotes youth development and improves student achievement. Funding is intended for programs that offer academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools, and to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as reading, math and science. There are three types of applications: new, continuation, and expansion.
Absolute Priority is given to proposals targeting schools that are eligible for Title I school-wide programs or that serve a high percentage (at least 40%) of students from low-income families. Low-income is defined as those who receive free or reduced-cost meals based upon the most recently available December 1 counts.
The purpose of a 21st Century Community Learning Center is to provide students with homework assistance and a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs while also promoting youth development; and to offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. Programs must ensure the academic services provided are aligned with the school’s curriculum in the core subject areas. Based on this guidance, applicants must address, but are not limited to, the following goals for Kentucky’s 21st CCLC programs:
Elementary and primary 21st CCLC sites will, in addition to, meeting all other grant directives, partner with schools to provide reading intervention targeting K-3 students performing significantly below grade level, if served by the grant. The 21st CCLC program staff will consult with the school’s reading interventionist or instructional lead to identify students and determine strategies to address proficiency during out-of-school time programming (before school, after school, summer). Grant funds may be used to pay a trained reading interventionist or reading teacher to work in the afterschool program with students.
The applicant must describe the process used to determine the needs of the school and community, and establish a compelling need for the proposed programs/services. The process must address how all stakeholders in the community were involved: district administrators, school staff, community partners, parents, and students. For additional information about needs assessment, see page 11 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents.
Academic Achievement Requirements:
For a list of required goals, see page 13 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents.
The KDE requires that all Cycle 17 21st CCLC programs provide summer programming. New Cycle 17 Grants and Continuation Grants that have not had a program for six months or longer will begin summer programming in 2021. Grant funds may not be used for the sole purpose to fund only summer school programs. For information about summer programming, see page 17 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents.
For information about spending guidance and allowable use of 21st CCLC Funds, see page 28 of the Guidelines
GrantWatch ID#: 176580
Allocation for New Applicants:
- Year 1: $150,000
- Year 2: $150,00
- Year 3: $150,000
- Year 4: $125,000
- Year 5: $100,000
Allocations for Continuation or Expansion Applicants:
- Year 1: $100,000
- Year 2: $100,000
- Year 3: $100,000
- Year 4: $95,000
- Year 5: $95,000
An award must be for a period of not less than three years, and not more than five years. Continuation funding beyond the first year is contingent on the availability of funds and successful implementation of the program. The KDE intends to make the first year award available July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
All questions must be sent to:
Submit Applications to:
Kentucky Department of Education
Grants Management Branch
300 Building Sower Boulevard, 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
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