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21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant Program
(Federally funded through NCLB Title IVB - Fund Code 647)

Expanded Learning Time Fiscal Year 2013-2014 (FY14) Funding Opportunity

See the FY14 Fund Code 647-B1A Funding Opportunity documents posted on the Grants Website for full details about this competitive grant that is pending appropriation. The Funding Opportunity documents include information such as grant eligibility, priorities, and application and submission requirements. Note that Intents to Apply are due April 23, 2013 and Full Proposals are due May 3, 2013. Select details and related information can also be found below on this web page.

No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the most recent authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is the principal federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school. On September 23, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education invited state educational agencies to request flexibility on behalf of themselves, their districts, and schools, in order to better focus on improving student learning and increasing the quality of instruction. The Massachusetts flexibility request was granted on February 9, 2012. As a result of some of these flexibilities, the Department intends to support schools and districts in implementing Expanded Learning Time (ELT) through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program, funded through NCLB Title IVB.

The term ELT in Massachusetts refers to schools that significantly expand and restructure their school day and/or year, adding at least 300 hours to the school day and/or year for all students in the school (generally to an annual minimum of 1,380 hours in elementary schools, or 1,470 hours in middle and high schools). The goal of ELT is to leverage additional time to improve student engagement and achievement, and to help all students gain the knowledge, skills and experiences needed for college and career success. This 21st CCLC-ELT grant will provide an opportunity for schools implementing ELT in fiscal year 2013-2014 (FY14) to blend the promising practices learned through successful state-funded ELT grant implementation as well as through the federally-funded 21st CCLC program.

Grant Timeline:

Grant Information Session(s)/Webinar(s)
Optional for Potential Applicants


  • February 27, 2013, 3:30-4:00pm, WEBINAR Download PDF Document  Download Powerpoint Presentation
  • March 8, 2013, 10am-1pm, IN MALDEN Download PDF Document  Download Powerpoint Presentation


  • Monday, April 8, 2013, 10:15-10:45am, Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
  • Friday, April 12, 2013, 10-10:30am, Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
  • Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:30-1pm,
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 12-12:30pm
  • Friday, May 3, 2013, 10-10:30am
Competitive Funding Opportunity (RFP) PostedEarly April 2013
Award NotificationsJune 13, 2013
Full Grant Award Period (pending appropriation and continuation grant approval)Initial Duration: 9/1/13-8/31/14
Two Continuation Years: 9/1/14-8/31/15 and 9/1/15-8/31/16

Additional Note

Information for FY13 21st CCLC New Site Grantees interested in this FY14 21st CCLC-ELT Grant for the same school sites is available. It provides details regarding the note included in the FY12 21st CCLC-ELT Grant RFP's Eligibility section (under #3).

Last Updated: June 21, 2013
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