The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 RFP will be postponed until the 2021-2022 school year if funds are available. Preparation and training for potential subgrantees is a priority for the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). To ensure that this occurs, a timeline of training and due dates will be provided in the fall of 2020 and the information will be released in a Commissioner's Memo and on the DESE 21st CCLC website.
(Webpage updated on June 16, 2020)
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