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21st Century Community Learning Centers

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 No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The purpose of this important program is to:

  • Establish or expand community learning centers that provide students (particularly those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools) with academic enrichment opportunities, along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular academic program
  • Offer literacy and related educational development to families of these students 

Centers, which can be located in elementary or secondary schools or other similarly accessible facilities, provide a range of high-quality services during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session (such as before and after school, or during summer break). These services support student learning and development and may include:

  • tutoring/mentoring
  • homework help
  • academic enrichment (such as hands-on science or technology programs)
  • community service opportunities

  • music
  • arts
  • sports
  • cultural activities

Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and public or private organizations are eligible to apply for a 21st CCLC grant.

Current 21st CCLC Grantees: Sustainability Training Modules

21st CCLC is pleased to provide you with a series of training modules that will assist you in developing and writing your sustainability plans. We have provided a training series of five webinars that require short assignments to be completed prior to moving on to the next module. You will need the Financial Planning Toolkit to complete the projects for each module. Please follow the order of each module and provide the information requested. All written responses should be sent to Lynnette Steinhoff. We will be using this information to develop a FAQ response for all of our grantees.

If you have any questions regarding the training modules please contact Lynnette for assistance.



For additional information please contact Tom Denning at: or 303-866-6791

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