21st Century Community Learning Centers - How To Apply

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.


The steps to apply will be updated and posted later this spring. Until then, please sign up on for our e-alerts. The new grant cycle will be announced as soon as it opens.

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Last updated on April 11, 2014