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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) and ESSER II Out-of-School Time (E2 OST) Programs

 

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Program Overview - 21st CCLC Fact Sheet 2021 (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 establish or expand community learning centers that:

  1. 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;
  2. 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
  3. 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.

Cohort X Coming February 2023

The Cohort X Request for Application for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant will be released in February 2023. For updates on the Cohort X grant competition, please subscribe to The Scoop, CDE’s Newsletter. For other questions, please contact Anna Young, CDE Out-of-School Time Manager.


21st CCLC Funded Subgrantees

Currently Funded

Previously Funded


Contact Us

Anna Young 21st CCLC State Coordinator
Young_A@cde.state.co.us | (720) 614-8666

Cody Buchanan - 21st CCLC Lead Consultant
Buchanan_C@cde.state.co.us | (720) 614-8665

Jacqueline Chavez - 21st CCLC Lead Consultant
Chavez_J@cde.state.co.us | (720) 557-4655

Shannon Allen - E2 OST Lead Consultant
Allen_S@cde.state.co.us | (720) 498-4675

Susanna Spear - 21st CCLC Program Assistant
Spear_S@cde.state.co.us | (720) 305-7536