Nita M. Lowey - 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.

21st Century Community Learning Center Resources

Nita M. Lowey Arkansas 21st Century Community Learning Center 2021-2022 21st CCLC Mini Grant Application Available (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022)

The 2021-2022 one-year mini grant is available to programs that had a 21st CCLC program during 2020-2021. Qualified applicants will be awarded $100,000 for one year and will be expected to obligate and expire all funds between July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022. Applicants must agree to have the entire allocation obligated and expired by the deadline. Carryover is not allowed with these funds.

Along with the completed grant application, the program must have followed the 2020-2021 21st CCLC Program Assurances and complied with all local, state and federal guidelines. Documentation of recurring non-compliance by the SEA during the 2020-2021 program year will disqualify the applicant.

https://arkansasdepartmentofeducation.submittable.com/submit/f1ddbdd9-2387-48b9-a076-262de16ea8f8/dese-21st-cclc-mini-grant-july-1-2021-june-30-2022/eligibility

Nita M. Lowey Arkansas 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Application Available (March 3, 2020 through May 1, 2021)

The 2021-2022 grant application closed on May 1, 2021. Applications are currently being reviewed. Awarded applications will be announced in the near future.

The online grant application window will open for submissions March 3, 2021 through May 1, 2021. Zoom technical support trainings will be provided on the grant guidance on the following dates. Registration is not required. Please use this link to access the training: https://zoom.us/j/6084306498.

Grant Application Guidance Technical Support Meetings presentation slides

  • Friday, March 12, 2021, at 1 p.m - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

For more information about the application, please go to Commissioner's Memo COM-21-091 at https://adecm.ade.arkansas.gov/viewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4689.

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(Webpage updated on July 22, 2021)

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
 
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@ade.arkansas.gov

Mike Vincent, Program Technical Advisor
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Public School Accountability
Four Capitol Mall, Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-1032 
Fax: 501-682-5136