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

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    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE)


    This program supports 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.

    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.

    History of Funding

    For total funding and state allocations, see: https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-formula-grants/school-support-and-accountability/21st-century-community-learning-centers/funding-status-21st-century-community-learning-centers/

    For information on past subawardees, please visit your desired state's 21st CCLC program page.

    Additional Information

    States must give priority to applications that are jointly submitted by a local educational agency and a community-based organization or other public or private entity.

    Annual preformance reports of the 21st CCLC program, as it exists under each state's administartion, are available on the Department of Education's program website.


    Valerie Randall

    Valerie Randall
    400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Rm. 3E230 LBJ Federal Office Building
    Washington, DC 20202-6200
    (202) 205-3804
    (202) 260-8969

    21st CCLC Staff

    21st CCLC Staff

    (800) 872-5327

  • Eligibility Details

    Awards are made to State Education Agencies (SEAs). Local education agencies (LEAs), institutes of higher education, community-based-nonprofit organizations, other public or private entities, or consortiums of two or more of the aforementioned entites may apply to their SEA for subgrants.

    Deadline Details

    States will receive their funding award for the 21st CCLC grant program at the same time their other federally supported programs are funded each year. This is a closed process tied to the fiscal year budget. States will then host their own 21st CCLC competition for eligible entities within their boundaries. Check the individual state's website for the official deadline, by clicking on the state website link here: https://oese.ed.gov/offices/office-of-formula-grants/school-support-and-accountability/21st-century-community-learning-centers/contacts-21st-century-community-learning-centers/ . Please note that not all states have developed 21st CCLC program websites. In those cases, links to the main State Department of Education websites are generally provided.

    Award Details

    A total of $1,329,673,000 was appropriated for FY23. Of that amount, $1,303,079,540 was for 52 states, DC and Puerto Rico to re-grant while $13,296,730 was granted to the BIE and Outlaying areas for regranting. The remainder was held in reserve for national 21st CCLC activities.

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