21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

The Department will continue to fund the 21st Century Community Learning Center federal grant programs that are on existing, multiple-year grants that extend through the 2017-2018 school year. No district loses money by the actions the Department is taking. While the existing grants continue, the Department is postponing new grants while we work with stakeholders to align the priorities of the competition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). We expect to move in an expedient fashion. These grants are meant to help schools build sustainable programs that will last beyond the life of the grant itself. In making the grants competitive, we have an opportunity to provide more resources to more schools.

The 21st Century Community Learning Center’s 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 Century Learning Center grants.

The Ohio Department of Education's Office of Federal Programs administers the 21st Century Community Learning Center (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 Century funds to be used for expanded learning time programming during the school day, week or year in addition to out-of-school time.

21st Century Learning Center Grants for the 2016-2017 School Year

Ohio is using the flexibility provided by the U.S. Department of Education to make changes in the grants awarded in school year 2016-2017.

There are two paths for a grant in the 2016-2017 school year. Eligible applicants may apply for up to three awards in any path combination. Applicants may choose to provide:

  1. Only out-of-school time programming (i.e. before, after and summer school services) focused on K-4 literacy; and/or
  2. Only out-of-school time programming (i.e. before, after and summer school services) focused on literacy plus college and career readiness and/or drop-out prevention strategies for middle and high school students.

21ST CCLC Timelines, Systems, and Reporting Information

21st CCLC Program resources

21ST CCLC Recipients Map

21ST CCLC Blog

The Office of 21st CCLC is pleased to announce an additional, informational site for 21st CCLC grantees and other stakeholders. The new platform may be accessed at: http://21stcenturylearningcenters.wordpress.com/.

It is anticipated that this site will be a place to share program highlights, communicate upcoming events, and be a one-stop landing for grantees to access information about 21st CCLC programming and fiscal information.

If you would like to share highlights of your respective program, please send to Stacey Wood at stacey.wood@education.ohio.gov.

Last Modified: 1/18/2017 4:35:09 PM