Grant Details

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

 
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    CFDA#

    84.287
     

    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Idaho State Department of Education (SDE)

    Summary

    The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with social, cultural and recreational enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement students' regular academic programs and reduce achievement gaps. Community learning centers provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development, and offer families of these studentsŸ literacy services and related educational development activities. The purposes of the 21st CCLC grants include:

    • Providing opportunities for academic and enrichment, including tutorial services, to help students (particularly students in high poverty areas and those who attend low performing schools) meet state and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading and mathematics in an effort to reduce achievement gaps;
    • Offering students a broad array of pro-social activities, programs, and events, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, art, music, recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
    • Offering families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

    Students must be provided with academic enrichment and extended learning opportunities that are high quality, based on scientific research, if appropriate, and designed to complement the students' regular academic program. Sub-grantees are limited to providing activities within the following list:

    • Academic enrichment learning programs, mentoring programs, remedial education activities, and tutoring services, that are aligned with:
      • the challenging State academic standards and any local academic standards; and
      • local curricula that are designed to improve student academic achievement;
    • Well-rounded education activities, including such activities that enable students to be eligible for credit recovery or attainment;
    • Literacy education programs, including financial literacy programs and environmental literacy programs;
    • Programs that support a healthy and active lifestyle, including nutritional education and regular, structured physical activity programs;
    • Services for individuals with disabilities;
    • Programs that provide after-school activities for students who are English learners that emphasize language skills and academic achievement;
    • Cultural programs;
    • Telecommunications and technology education programs;
    • Expanded library service hours;
    • Parenting skills programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;
    • Programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled to allow the students to improve their academic achievement;
    • Drug and violence prevention programs and counseling programs;
    • Programs that build skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (referred to in this paragraph as œSTEM), including computer science, and that foster innovation in learning by supporting nontraditional STEM education teaching methods; and
    • Programs that partner with in-demand fields of the local workforce or build career competencies and career readiness and ensure that local workforce and career readiness skills are aligned with the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.) (ESSA, Sec. 4205(a)).

    In addition to academic enrichment activities, applications must assess the need for offering families of students served by the community learning center:

    • Family Literacy Services - Services provided to families that are of sufficient intensity in terms of hours, and of sufficient duration, to make sustainable changes in a family, and that integrate the following activities:
      • Interactive literacy activities between parents and their children;
      • Training for parents regarding how to be the primary teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children; and
      • Parent literacy training that leads to economic self-sufficiency.
    • Parental Involvement Opportunities - Participation of parents in regular, two-way and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring:
      • That parents play an integral role in assisting their childs learning;
      • That parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their childs education in afterschool and school; and
      • That parents are full partners in their childs education and are included, as appropriate, in decision making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child.

    Examples of family support services that may be funded using 21st CCLC grant funds include, but are not limited to:

    • Reading and literacy classes that support and strengthen reading, writing, speaking and listening skills;
    • Adult education classes;
    • GED completion classes;
    • English language literacy classes;
    • Employment and interview support classes;
    • Parent education;
    • Parent engagement workshops taught in the home language(s) of students and families served; and
    • Programs that support the role of community and family.

    Absolute Priority will be given to applicants that propose to serve students who attend school buildings:

    • With a high concentration of low-income students (50% or more of students in the building qualify as low-income, according to free/reduced price lunch for the 2016-17 school year); or
    • Serving students attending schools eligible for schoolwide programs under section 1114 under Title I, according to the 2015-2016 school year.

    Additional points may be awarded for each competitive priority that is met by the applicant. For proposals serving multiple centers, at least 50% of the school buildings to be served must meet an individual competitive priority to receive additional points. Additional points will be awarded for proposals that:

    • Target students who attend schools that have an extreme poverty rate (60% or more of the building students qualified as low-income in 2015-2016 
    • Target students who attend schools that have a percentage of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students above the 2014-2015 statewide average (4%). 
    • Have never received a 21st CCLC grant from the Idaho State Department of Education. These points will only be awarded if all of the school buildings identified in the application are new to the 21st CCLC program. Schools served in rounds one, two and three (before July, 2008) are considered novice grantees. Current and return grantees will have the opportunity to make up these ten points by demonstrating previous program success.
     

    History of Funding

    Approximately $1,500,000 was awarded grants for fiscal year 2016-2017.

    Additional Information

    In an effort to establish consistent, measurable objectives among programs throughout the state, 21st CCLC grantees will be required to incorporate the following objectives. How these objectives are met is at the discretion of the grantee. These objectives will assist in Idaho meeting the recommendations/requirements of the United States Department of Education and to best meet the needs of Idaho students.

    The common statewide mandatory objectives are:
    • Academic
      • Offer at least one academic opportunity each day; and
      • Regular Program Participants show improvement in academic content.
    • Enrichment
      • Offer at least one enrichment opportunity each day.
    • Family & Parent Engagement
      • Promote & offer five family literacy services; and
      • Promote & Offer three parent involvement opportunities.
    • Targeted Services
      • Offer program operations according to minimum required time frame (or proposed time frame if more);
      • Serve the total targeted proposed number of students; and
      • Focus on regular program participants.
    • Continuous Improvement
      • Offer professional development opportunities for staff;
      • Periodic evaluations of program and staff; and
      • Implement safety & emergency plans, policies, and procedures.
    • Summer Program Objectives
      • Offer at least one academic opportunity each day;
      • Offer at least one enrichment opportunity each day;
      • Offer one Family Literacy Service; and
      • Offer professional development related to summer programming

    Contacts

    Andrew Fletcher

    Andrew Fletcher
    21st Century Community Learning Centers
    650 W State St 2nd Floor
    Boise, ID 83702
    (208) 332-6813
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are:
    • Local educational agencies (public and private schools);
    • Community-based organizations;
    • Faith-based organizations;
    • Public or private organizations;
    • City or county government agencies;
    • Institutions of higher education; and
    • Indian tribe or tribal organizations.

    Deadline Details

    Letters of Intent were to be submitted by December 1, 2017. The deadline to submit an application was January 26, 2018. A similar deadline is anticipated annually. 

    Award Details

    Approximately $1,5000,000 is available in total funding. Grants will be awarded for up to five years. Annual renewal will be based on continued federal funding of the 21st CCLC program and on individual program compliance with federal statute and program requirements. A minimum match equaling 30% of the grant award is required. At least 10% of the match requirement must come from outside the participating school district.


     

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