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21st Century Community Learning Center Competition

Grants to Nebraska Nonprofits, School Districts, For-Profits,
Agencies, and IHEs for Out-of-School Enrichment

GrantWatch ID#: 176966
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Nebraska Department of Education

02/01/17 Postmarked

12/01/16

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Grants starting at $50,000 to Nebraska public school districts, private schools, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, faith-based or community organizations, IHEs, and for-profits to provide out-of-school time education enrichment programming. The intent to apply is due December 1.

This federally-funded competitive grant program supports the establishment of community learning centers offering expanded learning opportunities in out-of-school time. The goals for the centers are to improve student learning performance in one or more core academic areas, increase social benefits and positive behavioral changes, and increase family and community engagement in supporting students’ education.

Two types of 21st CCLC grants are available:

1) First-Time Grants for applicants proposing to serve eligible school building populations that have never been served by a 21st CCLC grant.

2) Continuation Grants for applicants that have successfully implemented 21st CCLC programming for five years proposing to continue to provide a quality 21st CCLC program to those same eligible school building populations.

There are two types of priorities for the 21st CCLC grant competition: absolute and competitive. The absolute priority is a requirement, and any application not meeting the absolute priority will not be considered for funding. Priority points are awarded for each competitive funding priority that is met.

1) Absolute Priority

Poverty: Proposals must target students and family members of those students who attend schools that were eligible for 2015-16 Title I schoolwide programs or that in 2015-16 served a high percentage of students from low-income families (at least 40.00% of the students qualified to receive free or reduced-cost meals). For proposals involving more than one school building, all of the school buildings to be served must have had a 2015-16 Title I schoolwide program or at least 40.00% of the students from each participating building must have qualified to receive free or reduced-cost meals in 2015-16.

NOTE: If an applicant or consortium does not meet the absolute priority, the application will not be considered for funding.

2) Competitive Priorities

-The program will target students who attend school buildings receiving a classification of “Needs Improvement” on the AQuESTT Classification Report (ACR) released in December, 2015. Nebraska 21st Century Community Learning Centers 2017 Application for a First-Time Grant

-The application was submitted jointly by at least one school building benefiting from 2015-16 Title 1, Part A funds and at least one public or private community-based organization (CBO). NOTE: Applicants that are unable to partner with a CBO within reasonable geographic proximity and of sufficient quality should request a waiver of this requirement in Section “8-A.”

-The program will target students who attend schools that have a mobility rate above the 2015-16 statewide average as reported in the 2015-16 Nebraska Education Profile released in late October, 2016.

-The program will target students who attend schools that have a poverty rate (60.00% or more of the building students qualified to receive free or reduced-cost meals) in 2015-16.

-The program will target students who attend schools that have a poverty rate (80.00% or more of the building students qualified to receive free or reduced-cost meals) in 2015-16.

-The program will target students who attend schools that have a percentage of English Learner (EL) students above the 2015-16 statewide average as reported in the 2015-16 Nebraska Education Profile released in late October, 2016.

$2,000,000

Minimum award size is $50,000 per year.

Funded projects projected to begin on April 7, 2017.

Successful first-time grantees will have a five-year grant period, with a reduction in grant funding the last two years of the grant.

Public and private organizations are eligible to apply for a 2017 21st CCLC grant.

Examples of eligible agencies and organizations include, but are not limited to: public school districts and private schools (LEAs), community-based organizations (CBOs), nonprofit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations (FBOs), institutions of higher education, and for-profit corporations.

A consortium of two or more such agencies, organizations, or entities is also eligible. It is required that eligible organizations collaborate with schools when applying for funds.

Co-applicants/consortium: A co-applicant is defined as any group or organization receiving services from, or providing $1,000 or more per year in services/resources to, the proposed project. A consortium is defined as more than one agency/organization cooperating to provide or receive services, regardless of the dollar amount. A consortium must designate one agency/ organization to be the lead agency to represent the entire group.

Timeline:
-December 1, 2016: Intent to Apply deadline
-February 1, 2017: Application postmark deadline
-March, 2017: Peer review of grant applications
-April, 2017: State Board of Education considers approval of awards/applicants are notified
-April 7, 2017: Grant period begins

Applicants are requested to submit an “Intent to Apply” notification (a sample is provided in the Technical Assistance for Applicants) no later than Thursday, December 1, 2016 so that NDE may adequately prepare for the grant review. Intent to Apply respondents who later decide not to apply are not required to submit an application, and applicants who do not submit an “Intent to Apply” notification will not be disqualified.

The postmark deadline for the Nebraska 21st CCLC 2017 grant competition is Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The application must be postmarked by a U.S. Post Office, personally delivered, or submitted to a delivery agent for delivery on or before February 1, 2017.

Required Tables and Forms for First-Time Applicants: http://www.education.ne.gov/21stcclc/Grant_Application/TablesForm/TablesFormHomepage.html

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

Jan Handa, Coordinator
P: 402.471.0876
F: (402) 471-2434
jan.handa@nebraska.gov

Nebraska 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program
Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4987

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