The 21st CCLC programs provide safe and engaging learning opportunities for students during their out-of-school hours. These programs offer academic enrichment activities and services such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, tutoring, health and fitness education, mentoring, service learning, and character education that align with the regular school day.
Eligible applicants must propose to serve students who attend a school site that is eligible for designation as a Title I school-wide program. To be eligible for this designation at least 40 percent of the students must qualify to receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program. Faith-based and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply. A partnership with a local school district is required to be eligible. Local Education Agency (LEA) applicants must demonstrate partnerships with community-based organizations.
How to Apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers 2013 Grant
Please follow these steps before beginning your application. Following these steps correctly will help to ensure consideration of your application.
Step 1: Get Single Sign-On Access
The 2013-2014 grant applications for 21st CCLC funding will be completed through an on-line grants management system located on the OSDE "Single Sign-On." Community-Based Organizations (any organization who is not a school district with current access to the Single Sign-On system) will need to receive credentials from the Oklahoma State Department of Education to gain access to the system. These are the steps you will need to follow to receive your credentials and access the system.
*School districts who already have access to the Single Sign-On system may skip this step, but MUST first complete a letter of intent before proceeding.
Step 2: Complete your Letter of Intent
Every grant applicant whether a current school district or a community-based organization needs to complete a letter of intent and submit it before proceeding to the Single Sign-On system to begin writing their grant application.
Letter of Intent (web form)
Letters of intent must be submitted no later than Thursday, July 11 at 3:00 p.m.
Step 3: Log into the Single-Sign On and BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION
Congratulations, you're ready to begin writing your grant application! You may access the Single Sign On system and begin writing.
Application deadline is Thursday, August 8 at 3:00 p.m.
Awardees will be notified at the end of September, 2013.