21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

The 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) federal grant programs that are on existing, multiple-year grants that extend through the 2017-2018 school year will continue to be funded.  The Department continues to view the future of this valuable program as an appropriate opportunity to ensure alignment of purpose and outcomes with state, school and district improvement plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In response to recent feedback received from educators, administrators and others, the plan is to be ready for local districts to apply for new CCLC grants by early May. We anticipate making grant awards to successful applicants by August.

This is a competitive process and no former grantee is assured of any funding during a new grant round. The federal government intends for grants to local entities to be start-up in nature. Ohio must specifically assure the federal government that the state "will require each eligible entity seeking such an award to submit a plan describing how the community learning center to be funded through the award will continue after funding under this part ends.” The grant program is not intended to provide programs with long-term funding. Ohio and other states have no flexibility to waive sustainability expectations. The Department encourages grantee organizations to review their current commitment to sustain the program after the grant ends. The Department will host a series of webinars to highlight best practices in sustainability strategies. If you have questions, please contact Shannon.Teague@education.ohio.gov or (614) 466-2517. 


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 (2017-2018 School Year)

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: 4/21/2017 5:25:41 PM