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

NCLB Title IVB: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

See below for information on:

  1. Purpose & Funding
  2. Funding Opportunities — FY16–FY17
  3. Recent RFPs — FY12–FY15 (Archives)
  4. Grant Recipients — Current and Recent
  5. See All

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Purpose & Funding

Through 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grants, approximately $16M will be awarded during 2014-2015 (Fiscal Year 2015) to fund programs at approximately 140 sites in nearly 50 communities across the Commonwealth. FY15 is the 14th year that the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will distribute 21st CCLC grants under Title IVB of the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Grants have been awarded on a competitive basis for three to five years, depending on the program. Grantees meeting all requirements may apply for continuation funds until that grant cycle is over, but unless explicitly confirmed otherwise, carryover is not allowed (an entity must return all funds that are unexpended at the end of each program year, and cannot request any portion of those unexpended funds in the following year).

The purpose of the program is to establish or expand community learning centers that operate during additional learning time* and provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with other activities designed to complement the students' regular academic program. Community learning centers may also offer literacy and related educational development to these students' families.

*Additional learning time, for the purposes of Massachusetts 21st CCLC grants, is generally defined as follows:

  • Out-of-School-Time (OST) - structured programming held outside of the regular school day, week and/or year for a targeted group of students.
  • Expanded Learning Time (ELT) - adding time to the required school day, week and/or year for all students enrolled (the ability to support ELT programming through 21st CCLC funding was added a result of ESEA approved flexibility).

II. Funding Opportunities — FY16–FY17

Planning Resources

Potential applicants considering options for additional time should consult the following to guide planning:

Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
Guidance for Applicants for Massachusetts 21st CCLC programming
View HTML Page
Elements of Content-Rich 21st CCLC Programming
Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
ELT Expectations for Implementation
Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
Elements of Exemplary Programs


Funding Opportunities — FY16 (September 2015 – August 2016)

Funding Opportunities — FY17 (September 2016 – August 2017)

III. Recent RFPs — FY12–FY15 (Archives):

For FY12-FY15 programs (September 2011-August 2015):

  • FC 647-A1/A2 (Continuation Funds): FY15 | FY14 647-A | FY13 A1 /A2 | FY12 A1 /A2
  • FC 647-B-1 (New Sites - Competitive): FY15 | FY14 B1A for ELT / B1B for OST | FY13 | (none in FY12)
  • FC 647-B-2 (Exemplary Programs -Competitive): FY15 | FY14 | FY13 | FY12
  • FC 647-B-3 (Regional Network Development Grants - Non-Competitive): (FY12 and beyond awarded through RFR contracts)
  • FC 647-B-4 (Summer Enhancement Pilot Grants-Competitive & Continuation): FY15 (Summer 2015) | FY14 (Summer 2014) | FY13 (Summer 2013) | FY12 (Summer 2012)
  • FC 245 (Enhanced Programs for Students with Disabilities- Non-Competitive): FY15 245A / 245B | FY14 245A / 245B | FY13 245A / 245B | FY12
For a copy of earlier years' RFPs, please email achievement@doe.mass.edu.

IV. Grant Recipients — Current and Recent

For prior year's grant recipients, contact cclc@doe.mass.edu.

FC 647-A (Continuation Funds): FY16 Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document | FY15 Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document | FY14 Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document | FY13 Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document | FY12 Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document

  • All grantees receiving continuation funds in the given fiscal year are listed. The amount for each grantee may include multiple 21st CCLC grants.

FC 647-B-1 (New Sites - Competitive): FY16 for ELT and OST | FY15 for ELT and OST | FY14: B1A for ELT / B1B for OST | FY13 | (None in FY12)

  • These are listed by the initial year of the grantee's award, with each each recent grantee being eligible for up to two additional years through continuation funds. NOTE: Due to program award cuts from the federal level, no new 21st CCLC grants were awarded in FY06, FY07, or FY12.

FC 647-B-2 (Exemplary Programs -Competitive): FY16 | FY15 | FY14 | FY13 | FY12

  • These are listed by the initial year of the grantee's award, with each grantee being eligible for up to two additional years through continuation funds.

FC 647-B-3 (Regional Networks for Collaboration and Resource Coordination): FY12-17*

  • Since FY12 Regional Networks were awarded through Comm-PASS (now COMMBUYS) RFR contracts. *Regions and lead entities are as follows: Northeast (Malden Public Schools); Central (Worcester Public Schools); Southeast (Wareham Public Schools, then South Shore STARS); and West (Collaborative for Educational Services).

FC 647-B-4 (Summer Enhancement Pilot Grants): FY16 (summer 2016) | FY15 (summer 2015) | FY14 (summer 2014) | FY13 | FY12

FC 245 (Enhanced Programs for Students with Disabilities): FY16 Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document 245-A/245-B | FY15 245-A/245-B | FY14 245-A/245-B | FY13: 245-A/245-B (continuation/non-competitive) FY12 | Summer 2011



Last Updated: Jun 24, 2016
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