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21st Century Community Learning Centers Bidders Conferences


Bidders conference sessions are designed to give interested applicants the chance to ask questions regarding grant requirements, service expectations and the application process. Eligible applicants include public and private school districts, county educational service centers, community and faith-based organizations and businesses. Programs that serve small town or rural districts will receive priority points. Funds are awarded to high-quality programs for up to five years.

The electronic application period opens in February and closes in late April. The application is an online process through the Department’s Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Planning (CCIP) system.

Below are the dates for the bidders conferences for Fiscal Year 2021. Register for any of the conference sessions in the STARS registration system using an OH|ID account.

Jan. 9 — Skype Webinar
Ohio Department of Education, 25 S. Front St., Columbus, OH 43215
Morning session only: 10 a.m.-noon
(A recording of this session will be posted on the Department’s website by Jan. 14)

Jan. 14 — Southern Ohio
Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177
Morning session: 10 a.m.-noon
Afternoon session: 2-4 p.m.

Jan. 21 — Northern Ohio
Corporate College Conference Center, 4400 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Morning session: 10 a.m.-noon
Afternoon session: 2-4 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact 21st Century program staff at (877) 644-6338.