21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

Ohio Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers
External Community Partnership Listing - Cycle 2

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Improvement and Innovation is pleased to announce that it has completed Cycle 2 of the 21st CCLC External Community Partnership Listing - for the development of potential partnerships with current and future 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) programs.   

 The next collection period will begin Wednesday, June 1, 2022 – with the submission portal to close on Friday, July 29, 2022.

The next listing update will be posted on the Department’s 21st CCLC webpage by Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

Contact Information

Shannon Teague, Assistant Director
shannon.teague@education.ohio.gov
(614) 466-2517

Stacey Brinkley, Interim Grants Manager
stacey.brinkley@education.ohio.gov
(614) 752-1368  

Nina Pace, 21st CCLC Financial Program Manager
nina.pace@education.ohio.gov
(614) 387-0344

Charlotte Jones-Ward, 21st CCLC Education Program Specialist
charlotte.jones-ward@education.ohio.gov
(614) 466-8920

Charmaine Davis-Bey, 21st CCLC Education Program Specialist
charmaine.davis@education.ohio.gov
(614) 387-0460

Tabitha Palmer, 21st CCLC Data Coordinator
tabitha.palmer@education.ohio.gov
(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. 


21st CCLC Request for Application Announcement (2021-2022 School Year)

The competition is now closed.

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: N/A



Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants (2021-2022 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).  
  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

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