Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

21st Century Community Learning Centers

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.

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21st Century Community Learning Grant Applications

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.  

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(Webpage updated on May 29, 2019)

For more information, please contact:

Wendy Wilson, Program Manager
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-3442
Fax: 501-682-5136
Email: Wendy.Wilson@arkansas.gov
 
James Graham, Fiscal Support Supervisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Box 26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-2282 
Fax: 501-682-5136
Email: James.Graham@arkansas.gov

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