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SD Department of Education Jan. 2016  


21st Cemtury Community Learning Centers
Peer reviewers needed for 21st CCLC grant applications

The Department of Education is seeking qualified individuals to become peer reviewers for 21st Century Community Learning Center grant applications. Centers provide students with academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement regular school instruction.

The peer review process is used to ensure qualified proposals are selected for funding. The deadline to apply to become a peer reviewer is Feb. 11. All selected reviewers will be required to attend an on-site training in Pierre on March 24.

Individuals of diverse expertise, geographic location, gender, racial and ethnic representation are encouraged to apply. Examples of potential applicants include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Experts in extended learning and out-of-school time practices
  • Teachers, principals
  • Youth development experts and practitioners
  • Community and youth service providers
  • Representatives of faith-based organizations
  • Private-sector individuals involved in education
  • Local and civic leaders
  • Representatives from foundations and other charitable organizations
  • College and university staff

On the Department of Education’s 21st CCLC webpage, find 2016 Peer Reviewer Documents, including a reviewer application and reviewer rubric. For more information, contact Jill Cotton, (605) 295-3876; or Sue Burgard, (605) 773-5238, with the South Dakota Department of Education.

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