21st Century Community Learning Centers-Elementary and Middle Schools
Grants to California Nonprofits, IHEs, and LEAs for
Enrichment Programs Serving Disadvantaged Students
Enrichment Programs Serving Disadvantaged Students
California Department of Education
12/21/16 5:00 PM Receipt
Grants starting at $50,000 to California nonprofits organizations, IHEs, and local education agencies to provide academic enrichment programming for pre-K-9 students outside of school hours. Particular emphasis is placed on programs serving students from Title I schools.
The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers educational services to the families of participating children.
Programs must operate during every regular school day and may operate during summer, weekends, intercession, or vacation periods.
There are four program types for which 21st CCLC funding can be used: Before School Programs, After School Programs, Summer Programs (including before school summer and after school summer), and Equitable Access.
1) Before School Programs
The 21st CCLC before school grants are provided for program operation during the regular school year, typically 180 days. Funding for before school programs is as follows: $5 per participating student per regular school day, up to a maximum of $37,500 per year for elementary school students served and $49,000 per year for middle and junior high school students served. For larger-than-average-size schools, these amounts may be increased up to twice these limits, using the large-school adjustment formula below.
For elementary schools, multiply $75 by the number of pupils enrolled at the school that exceeds 600, up to a maximum of $75,000 per year.
For middle/junior high schools, multiply $75 by the number of pupils enrolled at the school that exceeds 900, up to a maximum of $98,000 per year.
2) After School Programs
The 21st CCLC after school grants are provided for program operation during the regular school year, typically 180 days. The minimum grant amount for 21st CCLC programs per school site is $50,000, including any Equitable Access funds awarded (EC Section 8484.8[f]). The CDE will provide after school funding under a 21st CCLC Program grant for after school programs using the following formula: $7.50 per participating student per regular school day, up to a maximum of $112,500 per year for elementary school students served and $150,000 per year for middle/junior high school students served. For larger-than-average-size schools these amounts may be increased up to twice these limits, using the large-school adjustment formula below.
For elementary schools, multiply $113 by the number of pupils enrolled at the school that exceeds 600 up to a maximum of $225,000 per year.
For middle/junior high schools, multiply $113 by the number of pupils enrolled at the school that exceeds 900 up to a maximum of $300,000 per year.
3) Summer Programs
Summer programs may operate any time in excess of 180 regular school days or during any combination of summer, intersession, or vacation periods (EC Section 8483.76[a]). All applicants requesting a summer program must also be requesting funding for a before or after school program in this application, or be requesting a summer program for a site (either ASES or 21st CCLC) with an existing before or after school program.
Funding priority in this RFA shall be given to grant applications that will provide year-round expanded learning programming, including programs that complement existing funded programs. Year-round expanded learning programs are defined as:
An applicant that provides any combination of year-round programming.
An applicant that offers summer programming to complement existing after school programs.
An applicant that offers after school programs to complement existing funded summer programs.
An applicant that offers summer programming to complement existing ASES or 21st CCLC funded after school programs is not required to be the same entity that operates the existing program, but must identify the grantee with whom they are coordinating for the purpose of providing year-round programming (EC Section 8484.8[e]). Summer grants may not exceed 30 percent of a school’s total annual grant amount.
Funding for before school summer programs is $5.00 per participating student per regular school day.
Funding for after school summer programs is $7.50 per participating student per regular school day.
An existing after school summer grantee may operate a three or six-hour per day program (EC Section 8483.76[b]). The six-hour per day program is funded at a $15 per student per day reimbursement rate. A summer grantee that operates a program may open eligibility to every pupil attending a school in the school district. Priority for enrollment shall be given to the pupils enrolled in the school that receives the grant (EC Section 8483.76[d]).
4) Equitable Access
Equitable Access (EA) funds are optional and are intended to supplement the after school program grant to help local programs provide access to 21st CCLC programs and participation in community learning center programs according to needs determined by the local community (EC Section 8484.8[b]). Funding for EA is available for up to $25,000 per school site per year, based on the specific needs of each site(s) for the facilitation of equitable access to 21st CCLC programs. Only those eligible sites funded with a 21st CCLC after school grant through this RFA process will be considered for this funding.
-Before School Programs at Elementary Schools: Up to $75,000 per year
-Before School Programs at Middle/Junior High Schools: Up to $98,000 per year
-After School Programs at Elementary Schools: $50,000 - $225,000 per year
-After School Programs at Middle/Junior High Schools: $50,000 - $300,000 per year
-Equitable Access: Minimum request size of $50,000, with up to $25,000 per school site per school year
Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies may apply.
Public or private entities are eligible to apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers funds (20 U.S.Code §7173[a]) provided that they propose to serve Title I schools that have schoolwide programs, or a Title I school with at least 40 percent of the students eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals and the school is 1) either in Program Improvement, or 2) been determined by the local educational agency (LEA) to be in need of intervention and support, and all programs must serve the families of students at these schools.
Eligible grade levels are preK-9.
The printed hard copy of the required ASSIST application forms, complete with required Authorized Signatures, must be submitted by the applicant to the CDE no later than Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM or they will be disqualified. Postmarks will not be accepted.
Applicants input their ASSIST-generated application identification numbers and application narratives into the separate online grant application system, the FAAST. Application narratives must be uploaded in FAAST no later than Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM or they will be disqualified.
RFA documents may be found here: http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r27/cclc17rfa.asp
Additional information and resources regarding 21st Century Community Learning Centers may be found here: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ba/cp/index.asp
-December 21, 2016: Submission deadline
-December 2016: Notification of application disqualifications
-January 2017: Calibration training for qualified readers Assignment of applications to qualified readers
-January 2017– February 2017: Application reviewers score the applications
-March 2017: Funding Priority—CDE applies funding priority to applications describing quality programs Dates
-April 2017: Intent to Award announcement is the initial posting of grant awards. This notification is not the final list of grantees. The final funding list will be posted on the CDE Web site when all data is verified and appeals are decided.
-May 2017: Final funding list will be posted on the CDE Web site.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail or hand deliver applications to:
California Department of Education
Expanded Learning Division
1430 N Street, Suite 3400
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Direct questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate “21st RFA Question” in the email subject line.
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