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

Funding Opportunities — FY18 (September 2017 – August 2018)

  1. FC 647 (formerly 647-B1) 21st Century Community Learning Centers — Supporting Additional Time (ELT and OST)

    • Grant Program Purpose: The purpose of this competitive grant program is to support the implementation of out-of-school time (OST) programming and/or Expanded Learning Time (ELT- a longer school day/year for all students) programming. Supported with federal funds, these opportunities will help to close proficiency gaps, increase student engagement, support a well rounded education, support social and emotional learning, and promote college and career readiness and success.
    • Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants are school districts, cities and towns, community-based organizations (CBOs), other public or private entities, or a consortium of two (2) or more of such agencies, organizations, or entities.
    • Funding: An applicant may apply for:
      Model 1 (OST):
      • Up to $150,000 per site - (For sites that will serve approximately 40-60+ students per day.)
      • Up to $125,000 per site - (For sites that will serve approximately 20-39 students per day.)
      Model 2 (ELT):
      • Up to $500 per pupil, based on the current (FY16) enrollment at the proposed school(s), plus up to an additional $20,000 to support a 120 hour summer or school vacation week program (if proposing to implement a summer/school vacation week component). The grant request should support the enhancement or addition of engaging academic enrichment and/or intervention.
      • The applicant must demonstrate a plan to support other anticipated costs associated with implementing a longer school day that will not be covered using grant funds. These costs can be covered using a variety of sources including, but not limited to: Title I, local funds, existing state or federal grants, etc.
    • RFP Application and Due Date: FY18 FC 647-B1 RFP applications were due May 5. See RFP for more details.

  2. FC 646 (formerly 647-B2) 21st CCLC Exemplary Programs Grant (Competitive)

    • Grant Program Purpose: Supported with federal funds the purpose of this competitive Exemplary Grant Program is to expand and enhance a statewide network of high quality 21st CCLC programs.
    • Eligible Applicants: Districts/Communities are eligible to apply for competitively awarded fiscal year 2017-2018 (FY18) Exemplary Program Grant funds through Fund Code (FC) 646, as follows:
      • Promising Site Grants - For schools/sites that received a FY15 FC647-B1 as well as the corresponding continuation and have met all grant and eligibility requirements (detailed below).
      • Practitioner Site Grants - There are not any sites eligible for Practitioner level in FY18.
      • Demonstration Site Grants - For schools/sites that received a FY15 FC 647-B2 grant as well as the corresponding continuation grants and have met all grant and eligibility requirements.
    • Eligibility Amounts: Applicants are eligible to apply for up to a maximum of 85% of their FY17 grant award or $50,000 per site (whichever is more). If applicants choose to apply for fewer sites than those eligible, maximum funding amounts will be prorated.
    • RFP Application and Due Date: FY18 FC 646 (formerly 647-B2) RFP applications were due June 2. See RFP for more details.

  3. FC 645 (formerly 647-A) /244 (formerly 245-A) (Continuation) — Information about this funding opportunity will be posted here and included in the RFP once confirmed.

  4. Additional Funding Opportunities — Information about any additional funding opportunities will be posted here once confirmed.

Note Regarding Competitive Awards:

The Department will provide notice to all applicants when grant awards are finalized and will post a list of funded grantees on the Department's grants webpage. All applicants not selected for funding will be provided with information about the process for requesting feedback about their application. Typically this can be requested via an email to the 21st CCLC grant coordinator or administrator, and within 30 days a letter will be sent with information from the review team about how the proposal could have been strengthened, with the opportunity for a follow-up phone call to discuss proposal strengths and weaknesses if desired. If the applicant is not satisfied with the feedback they may submit a formal appeal.

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