21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

21st Century Community Learning Centers After-school Programs: Coronavirus Update

Updated March 25: During the ordered school-building closure period, school buildings are closed to students. The goal of this action is to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure the health and safety of our state and local communities. The governor has directed that schools should work to provide education through alternative means to the extent practicable and based on each district and school’s capacity.

Contact Information

Shannon Teague, Assistant Director
(614) 466-2517

Ludia Dorelien, Grants Manager
(614) 387-2201  

Nina Pace, 21st CCLC Financial Program Manager
(614) 387-0344

Charlotte Jones-Ward, 21st CCLC Education Program Specialist
(614) 466-8920

Charmaine Davis-Bey, 21st CCLC Education Program Specialist
(614) 387-0460

Tabitha Palmer, 21st CCLC Data Coordinator
(614) 387-0545

The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program provides opportunities for children who come from economically disadvantaged families and attend low-performing schools to receive academic supports. School districts, schools, community-based organizations, including faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, city or county government agencies, for-profit corporations and other public or private entities are eligible for the 21st CCLC grant.

The Ohio Department of Education's Office for Improvement and Innovation administers the 21st CCLC grant. This federally funded grant program supports high-quality, out-of-school time learning opportunities and related activities for students who attend eligible schools. Recent flexibility from the U.S. Department of Education allows 21st CCLC funds to be used for expanded learning time programming during the school day, week or year in addition to out-of-school time.  

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Request for Application Announcement (2020-2021 School Year)

The deadline for all Fiscal Year 2021 Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers applications is May 29, 2020, at 5 p.m.
The U.S. Department of Education annually provides 21st CCLC funds to states to support activities pursuant to implementing expanded learning time and out-of-school time that clearly align academic services to the identified needs of students and state academic standards. Funding for this grant is contingent upon the Department’s receipt of federal funding.
Grant application period: Monday, March 2, 2020, at 8 a.m. through Friday, May 29, 2020, at 5 p.m.
Submission of grant application: Applicants must submit applications through the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP), the Department’s grants application system. The Request for Application has been revised to reflect changes to the grant timeline and to update the Partnership Agreement. No extensions will be permitted once the CCIP closes. The superintendent/CCIP authorized representative of the submitting organization must give final approval of the application in the CCIP prior to the deadline.

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants (2019-2020 School Year)

Potential Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Applicants

21st CCLC Getting Started

All organizations just beginning to participate in this program need to take a few initial steps

  1. Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN), which is assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For instructions on obtaining an EIN click here
  2. Set up an Internal Retrieval Number (IRN), which is a unique number assigned to each organization that is doing business with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). To obtain and use an IRN, the following instructions and forms are provided:

Nita m. lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants Resources

Past Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants Recipients

Last Modified: 7/8/2020 10:22:05 AM