The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
The 2019-2020 grant application period is now closed. Grant funds are awarded through a competitive process based on proposed program design including the implementation of research-based academic enrichment services and additional services, programs and activities aligned with Arkansas 21st CCLC goals. Eligible entities are local educational organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, other public or private organizations or entities or a consortium of two or more such agencies, organizations or entities.
(Webpage updated on May 29, 2019)
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