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

21st CCLC Funding

Massachusetts 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)
Supporting Additional Learning Time Grant for New Sites

The Department is happy to announce the FC647 21CCLC RFP for new sites is now posted.

The Department will be hosting a technical assistance session on Monday, March 22nd from 10:00–12:00 for interested applicants. At this session we will review the application and guidelines, share the elements of what makes for a high Quality 21st CCLC program and respond to all questions. Registration is open on online.

A Department Notification of Intent to Apply is due Friday, March 26, 2021. Submission of the Intent to Apply does not obligate the applicant to submit a proposal.

This federally-funded competitive grant program is intended to support high need schools, districts, and communities in the implementation of additional learning time that occurs during out of school time (OST) or as part of a longer school day/year (ELT). For more information, see the online registration form or email karyl.a.resnick@mass.gov.

The intent of this funding is to support deeper learning by connecting students to relevant learning and enriching opportunities. These opportunities support increase student engagement through the development and implementation of academically enriching and project-based learning that build career readiness and success by addressing the academic and social and emotional learning needs of students.

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.

Overall priority for funding will be given to applicants that meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:

  • Propose to serve students in schools designated as Title I School-Wide (SW) programs;
    or
  • Propose to serve schools with > (at least) 15 percent of students who are Economically Disadvantaged (ED), as indicated at the Department's School and District profiles page or through other documented evidence and determined by the Local Education Agency (LEA) in need of extra support.

Community based organizations that propose to serve as the lead applicant must have a demonstrated partnership with a school that meets that above eligibility criteria.

Due to the competitive nature of the grant, DESE is not able to respond to programmatic or content questions via email or telephone.

In addition to the TA Session the department will be scheduling additional Q & A sessions via conference calls to provide opportunities for applicants to ask questions in a public format. Check back for dates and registration information for the Q&A Sessions.

Planning Resources

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

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Elements of Content-Rich 21st CCLC Programming
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ELT Expectations for Implementation
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Elements of Exemplary Programs

RFPs — FY2018–FY2021

For FY2018–FY2021 programs (September 2017–August 2021):

  • FC 645 (Continuation Funds): FY2021 | FY2020 | FY2019 | FY2018 |
  • FC 647 (New Sites — Competitive): FY2020 | FY2019 | FY2018 |
  • FC 646 (Exemplary Programs — Competitive): FY2021 | FY2020 | FY2019 | FY2018 |
  • FC 644 (Summer Enhancement Grants — Competitive & Continuation): FY2021 (Summer 2020) | FY2019 (Summer 2019) | FY2018 (Summer 2018) |
  • FC 245/244 (Enhanced Programs for Students with Disabilities — Non-Competitive): FY2021 244 | FY2020 245/244 | FY2019 244 | FY2018 245/244 |
  • FC 614 (High Quality Project-Based Learning Curriculum Development & Implementation: FY2021

Grant Recipients

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All FY2021 Sites

FC 645 (Continuation Funds): FY2020 Download Word Document | FY2019 Download Word Document | FY2018 Download 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 (New Sites ELT or OST — Competitive): FY2020 | FY2019 | FY2018

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

FC 646 (Exemplary Programs — Competitive): FY2021 Download Word Document | FY2020 | FY2019 | FY2018 (all prior years are for OST only)

  • 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 644 (Summer Enhancement Grants): FY2019 (summer 2019) | FY2018 (summer 2018)

FC 245 (New) or 244 (Continuation) (Enhanced Programs for Students with Disabilities): FY2019 Download Word Document | FY2018 Download Word Document

Last Updated: April 30, 2021

 
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