Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) (Texas)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Texas Education Agency (TEA)


    The purpose of the program is to support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities 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.

    Title IV, Part B, specifies that 21st CCLC funds are to be used to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that do the following:

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    History of Funding

    Recipients for Cycle 11, Year 1 can be seen at: https://tea.texas.gov/finance-and-grants/grants/grants-administration/grants-awarded/2021-2022-nita-m-lowey-21st-cclc-cycle-11-year-1

    Additional Information

    For additional information please refer to the Texas 21st CCLC ACE resources:

    • ACE Blueprint Guide for 2021: https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/TexasACE%20Blueprint%202021%20Final_0.pdf
    • ACE Local Evaluation Toolkit: https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Toolkit.pdf
    • ACE Local Evaluation Guide: https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/Texas%20ACE%20Evaluation%20Guide.pdf


    Christine McCormick

    Christine McCormick
    1701 Congress Ave
    Austin, TX 78701
    (512) 463-2334
    (512) 463-6782

  • Eligibility Details

    The following types of organizations are eligible to apply for a Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC, Cycle 12 Year 1 grant:

    • Local educational agencies (LEAs), including independent school districts (ISDs), open-enrollment charter schools, and regional education service centers (ESCs)
    • Community-based organizations (CBOs)
    • Indian tribe or tribal organization (as such terms are defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act (25 U.S.C. 450b)
    • Other public or private entities
    • A consortium of two or more eligible organizations

    A list of eligible districts and schools can be founds here: https://tea4avcastro.tea.state.tx.us/egrants/23-24/24695033/eliglist.pdf

    Deadline Details

    Notice of Intent to Apply deadline is December 5, 2022. Application deadline is January 23, 2023. A similar deadline for new cycles is anticipated biennially.

    Award Details

    Approximately $56,688,672.00 is available in funding for Cycle 12, Year 1. It is anticipated that 40 grants will be awarded ranging in amounts from $250,000 to $2,000,000 each year of the five-year project period. Cost sharing is not required.

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