Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) - Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
05/01/21 11:59 PM
Grants to Arkansas nonprofit organizations, for-profit corporations, agencies, LEAs, IHEs, education consortia, and community-based, faith-based, and tribal organizations to support student achievement and access. Applicants must submit an Intent to Apply prior to submitting a full application. The primary purpose of 21st CCLC programs is to provide academic support and enrichment for students attending high poverty and low achieving schools.
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing 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 literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
The 21st CCLC program is designed to establish or expand community learning centers that:
1. Provide opportunities 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, 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 student’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
For authorized activities for community learning centers, see https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Files/20210205140519_2020-21%20GRANT%20GUIDANCE%20-%20Revised%202-4-21.pdf#page=7.
For allowable expenditures, see https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Files/20210205140519_2020-21%20GRANT%20GUIDANCE%20-%20Revised%202-4-21.pdf#page=20.
GrantWatch ID#: 183531
A 21st CCLC grant may not be made in an amount that is less than $50,000. The DESE will award competitive grants at a minimum of $50,000 to $150,000 per applicant.
The DESE will award competitive grants that are renewable annually for up to five consecutive years dependent upon an annual review of performance.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit Intent to Apply Online: https://arkansasdepartmentofeducation.submittable.com/login?returnUrl=%2Fsubmit%2F178041%2Farkansas-nita-m-lowey-21st-century-community-learning-centers-intent-to-apply
For assistance with matters concerning the 21st CCLC grant program, please contact:
Wendy Wilson, Program Director
Beverly Jones, Administrative Assistant
James Graham, Fiscal Support Supervisor
Michael Vincen,t Technical Program Advisor
Rebekah West, Program Quality Support Advisor
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