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21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Now Open

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant is now open for the competitive grant cycle for the 2019-24 award period pending availability of funding.  The application must be received in our office no later than Friday, July 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. (not postmarked) For more information click here.

External Organization Profile

The Extended Learning Section of the Department accepted self-nominations for eligible organizations to be included as part of a published list of organizations that 21st Century Community Learning Center grantees may reference for potential partnerships or professional development support. As required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended on December 10, 2015) for this purpose, external organization is defined as:

(A) a nonprofit organization with a record of success in running or working with before and afterschool (or summer recess) programs and activities; or

(B) in the case of a community where there is no such organization, a nonprofit organization in the community that enters into a written agreement or partnership with an organization described in (A) to receive mentoring, and guidance in running or working with before and afterschool (or summer recess) programs and activities.

To be considered, nonprofit entities completed and submitted an application to the Extended Learning Section for review and approval of required documentation and eligibility. This list of organizations is intended to serve as a resource for 21st CCLC programs. Please note: the list is not an exhaustive list nor does it serve as an endorsement or certification of quality from the Extended Learning Section. Programs are not required to select from this list.

Current List of Approved Self-Nominated External Organizations

How to Apply  Please note: School districts should not apply; however, they may share this information with their partners and other external organizations who work with youth during afterschool hours.