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

Grants to Florida Organizations, Agencies, and
LEAs for After-School Enrichment Programming

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Florida Department of Education (FDOE) - Bureau of Family and Community Outreach (BFCO)

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08/10/18 5:00 PM EDT Receipt


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Grants starting at $62,500 per year to Florida community-based organizations, public and private agencies, local education agencies, and consortia to operate education enrichment programming during non-school hours. Funding is intended to increase the academic success of children and youth in low-performing schools.

The Florida Department of Education is accepting proposals to operate a 21st CCLC program in any Florida county. The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is to provide opportunities for communities to:

1) Provide opportunities during non-school hours 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 during non-school hours 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.

The target population for 21st CCLC programs is as follows:
- Students attending pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in Florida schools that are identified as Targeted Support and Improvement,
- Students attending pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in Florida schools that are identified as Comprehensive Support and Improvement OR
- Students attending pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in the LEA-identified schools in need of support

Proposals can only target a maximum of four schools per center.

Each eligible entity that receives an award from the state may use the funds to carry out a broad array of before- and after-school activities (including those held during summer recess periods) to advance student achievement. These activities include:

- Remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs, including those which provide additional assistance to students to allow the students to improve their academic achievement;
- Mathematics and science education activities;
- Arts and music education activities;
- Entrepreneurial education programs;
- Tutoring services, including those provided by senior citizen volunteers, and mentoring programs;
- Programs that provide after-school activities for limited English proficient (LEP) students and that emphasize language skills and academic achievement;
- Recreational activities;
- Telecommunications and technology education programs;
- Expanded library service hours;
- Programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;
- Programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended or expelled to allow them to improve their academic achievement;
- Drug and violence prevention programs;
- Counseling programs; and
- Character education programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181544

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum single award is $700,000 per year. The minimum award is $62,500 per year.

Term of Contract:

Subgrants will be awarded for five years, contingent on availability of funds and program performance.

Budget/Program Performance Period: September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include school districts (including charter schools), educational consortia, non-profit agencies, for profit agencies, city or county governments, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education and consortiums of two or more such agencies.

All public schools, including charter schools, must apply through the school district. See Section 1002.33, Florida Statutes (F.S.) - (1) AUTHORIZATION.—Charter schools shall be part of the state’s program of public education. All charter schools in Florida are public schools.

An entity may not apply on behalf of another. The agency completing the Project Application Form (DOE 100A) must be the operator of the 21st CCLC program.

The following is a list of some items of costs that are unallowable under this RFP. These costs may not be charged to the grant directly or indirectly.
- Proposal preparation including the costs to develop, prepare or write the 21st CCLC proposal, the pre-application needs assessment, and planning activities.
- Pre-award costs
- Entertainment, including celebrations, parties or socials whether they are for the students, their adult family members, agency staff or others.
- Meals, refreshments or snacks
- Game systems and related equipment (e.g., Xbox, Nintendo, PlayStation)
- Out-of-state travel without FDOE pre-approval
- Overnight field trips (e.g., retreats, lock-ins)
- Incentives (e.g., plaques, trophies, stickers, t-shirts, give-a-ways)
- Gift cards
- Decorations
- Advertisement
- Promotional or marketing items (e.g., flags, banners, give-a-ways)
- Purchase of facilities or vehicles (e.g., buildings, buses, vans, cars)
- Land acquisition
- Furniture (e.g., tables, chairs, desks)
- Kitchen appliances (e.g., refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, tabletop burners)
- Tuition and scholarships
- Capital improvements and permanent renovations (e.g., playgrounds, buildings, fences, wiring)
- Dues to organizations, federations or societies for personal benefit
- Clothing, pre-made costumes or uniforms
- Costs for items/services already covered by indirect costs allocation
- Costs not allowable for federal programs per the U.S. Education Department General Administration Regulations (EDGAR), which may be found at and the Reference Guide for
State Expenditures, which may be found at

This is not an all-inclusive list of unallowable items. Subrecipients are expected to consult the FDOE 21st CCLC program office with questions regarding allowable costs.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Two RFP workshops will be held via webinar on July 16, 2018. The times for the workshops are 10:00 AM Eastern Time and 2:00 PM Eastern Time.

Please register for 10:00 AM webinar here:

Please register for the 2:00 PM webinar here:

*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Pre-Application Information:

Questions will not be answered individually or via phone. All questions and responses will be posted to the website on a weekly basis. Instructions on how to submit questions are included in the RFP.

The last day to submit questions is July 20, 2018.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent-to-Apply no later than 5:00 PM EST on Friday, July 20, 2018.

Proposals must be received by the Florida Department of Education no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, August 10, 2018.

The listing of schools identified as Comprehensive and Targeted Support and Improvement is the Preliminary DA List 2018-19. The list can be found here:

School districts that would like to identify other schools in need of intervention and support must submit the name, location and rationale for selection for each school to no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, July 13, 2018. Upon completion, this list will be uploaded to

Contact Information:

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

Email a Notice of Intent-to-Apply to:

Or, fax a Notice of Intent-to-Apply to: 850-245-0849

Contact Persons:

Program Contact:
Kimberly Berry, 21st CCLC State Director

Grants Management Contact:
Tiffany Herrin, Office of Grants Management

Applications must be submitted by the due date and time to:
Office of Grants Management
Florida Department of Education
325 W. Gaines Street, Room 332
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

Funding or Pin Number:

TAPS Number: 19B030

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida