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21st Century Community
Learning Centers

2020 21st CCLC Grant Application

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program.

Centers provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development, including tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment (such as hands-on science or technology programs), and community service opportunities, as well as music, arts, sports and cultural activities.

Centers must provide academic enrichment activities to students that attend high-poverty or Title 1 school-wide schools to help them meet state and local standards in core subjects especially reading, and mathematics. At the same time, centers help working parents by providing a safe environment for students when school is not in session.

21st CCLC Non-Regulatory Guidance

Please see the Notice of Intent to Apply for the 2019 eligibility requirements for the 21 Century Community Learning Centers grant program.

Professional Development Opportunities

English as Second Language Teacher Summit: Curriculum Exploration
Nov. 19, 2019, Aberdeen, SD

Lakota Nations Education Conference
Dec. 18-21, 2019, Rapid City, SD

Beyond School Hours
Feb. 26-29, 2020, Orlando FL

BOOST (Best Out Of School Time)
April 28-May 1, 2020, Palm Springs, CA

National Art Education Convention
March 26th-28, 2020, Minneapolis, MN





Contact Alan Haarstad, 605-773-5238, or Lauren Jahn, 605-773-4693, with any questions regarding the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant or application process.