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Nebraska 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant Program

Grant to a Nebraska Vendor to Oversee the
Quality of Education Enrichment Programs

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Nebraska Department of Education (NDE)

Deadline Date:

07/02/18 2:00 PM CDT Receipt


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Grant to a Nebraska qualifying vendor to provide statewide evaluation services and improvement processes to enhance the quality of state-supported education enrichment programs. Services provided by the vender will include web-based tools for grant administration.

Purpose and Background:

The Nebraska Department of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) federal grant program has contracted for statewide evaluation and continuous improvement processes with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Monroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) since 2002. This information will be used to review whether the 21st CCLC program should undertake a new procurement action and issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new statewide evaluation contractor.

MMI staff developed and implement all statewide evaluation and continuous improvement processes and provide technical assistance for 136 Nebraska sites funded by approximately $5.5 million in 21st CCLC federal grants, as well as 43 sites offering supplemental services funded by a state-funded Expanded Learning Opportunity Grant. The current contract with MMI includes enhancement of and support for the MMI-developed Access database that is used by all Nebraska grantees to collect required data. The current annual contract amount is $112,819 and includes all statewide evaluation services. The contract also includes assisting grantees completing the federally-required Annual Performance Report, conducting selected on-site consultative meetings at grantee sites and coordination of measurement tools, including online survey development and dissemination, development of survey reports and training activities. The next contract will also include development of an observation rubric to be piloted during the 2018-19 school year.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176966

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualifying vendors may apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Written questions are due no later than June 7, 2018, and should be submitted via e-mail. Written answers will be provided through an addendum to be posted on the Internet ( on or before the date shown in the Schedule of Events.

Sealed information must be received in the Department of Education on or before July 2, 2018, 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time, at which time information will be publicly opened.

Schedule of Events:
-Release Request for Information: May 25, 2018
-Last day to submit written questions: June 7, 2018
-State responds to written questions: June 14, 2018
-RFI opening Location: July 2,2018 2:00 PM Central Time

Contact Information:

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

Jan Handa, 21st CCLC Statewide Coordinator

Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

Phone: 402-471-0876

Funding or Pin Number:

RFI NDE-21st CCLC-2018

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Nebraska