Notice 03/29/18: The submission window for the 2018 Colorado 21st CCLC Request for Applications is now closed. Review committees will be working in April to score applications. Awards are anticipated to be announced by mid-May 2018. The amount awarded is expected to be $9.3 million with approximately 62 new centers funded.
21st CCLC Request for Applications - Cohort VIII
Applications are being accepted for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant. This three-year grant allows eligible applicants to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities, along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program. CDE will award approximately $9.3 million to centers across the state.
The term “community learning center” refers to an entity that:
- Assists students to meet the challenging State academic standards by providing the students with academic enrichment activities and a broad array of other activities during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session (such as before and after school or during summer recess) that:
a) Reinforce and complement the regular academic programs of the schools attended by the students served; and
b) Are targeted to the students’ academic needs and aligned with the instruction students receive during the school day;
- Offers families of students served by such centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
Priority will be given to those programs serving students that attend high-poverty, low-performing schools.
Technical Assistance Webinar
There was an hour-long technical assistance webinar for interested applicants at 11:30 am, on Monday, February 12.
Please access the slides from the webinar.
You may access the recorded webinar.
RFA Office Hours
In an effort to ensure that all potential applicants have the same information and are provided consistent responses, one hour webinar “office hours” will be available starting this week to answer questions from applicants. Dates and times are located on the Office Hours webpage. “Office hour” discussions will be recorded and posted to the website.
Application Writing Training
Join the CDE for an in-depth training session to learn how to plan and write a competitive application for the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant. Topics to be covered include CDE's competitive process, exploration of grant components and requirements, and general tips for planning and writing your proposal.
When: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 10 am-3 pm
Where: Lowry Conference Center
RSVP: By Friday, March 2, 2018 via Eventbrite: https://21stcclcappwritingtraining.eventbrite.com
*The training will be available via live webstream for those unable to attend in person and would still like to participate. Follow the access instructions below on 3/6:
Time: 10 am-3pm
Grant applications are due Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
Primary Application Materials
- 21st CCLC RFA (Word)
- 21st CCLC RFA (PDF)
- 21st CCLC Budget Template (Excel)
- 21st CCLC Funding Chart (Excel)
Supplemental Application Materials
Templates and Forms
- 21st CCLC Grant and Center Level Process Tracking-Example (Excel)
- 21st CCLC Teacher Survey (Word)
- 21st CCLC End of Year Report - Cohort VIII (Word)
- 21st CCLC Monitoring and Quality Improvement Tool (Word)
- 21st CCLC Program Implementation Rubric (Word)
- Out-of-School Time Observation Tool (Word)
- 21st CCLC Sustainability Plan Template - Cohort VIII (Word)
- 21st CCLC Private School Consultation Form (Word)
Program Overview - 21st CCLC Fact Sheet (PDF)
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) competitive grant program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The purpose of this important program is to to establish or expand community learning centers that:
- Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students (particularly students in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools) meet state and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading, writing, and mathematics;
- Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
- Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
21st CCLC Funded Subgrantees
Currently Funded - 21st CCLC Cohort VII with Program Contact Information (PDF)
Previously Funded - 21st CCLC Cohorts I - VI (Sortable Excel)
Dana Scott - 21st CCLC State Coordinator
Scott_D@cde.state.co.us | (303) 866-6791
Cody Buchanan - 21st CCLC Lead Consultant
Buchanan_C@cde.state.co.us | (303) 866-6861
Mandy Christensen - 21st CCLC Lead Consultant
Christensen_A@cde.state.co.us | (303) 866-6488