21st Century Community Learning Center grants awarded
As promised, the Ohio Department of Education awarded approximately $44.3 million in new and continuing 21st Century Community Learning Center grants for Fiscal Year 2018. This year, the Department received 300 new applications from Ohio’s local schools and community-based organizations. The Department awarded grants to 107 new programs, totaling approximately $21.16 million, up from 26 new programs last year. The Department gave 135 continuation grants to existing programs, totaling approximately $23.17 million. Well-planned, rural Ohio programs took priority among this year’s new program applicants. Find a list of grantees by clicking here.
The 21st Century Community Learning Center grant is a highly competitive grant program funded through the U.S. Department of Education. Programs are put on a five-year grant cycle that requires them to stay in good standing and to be self-sustaining by the end of the grant period. Funds not used for continuation grants each year are awarded to new grantees.