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21st CCLC Grant Competitions

The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to reinforce and complement the students’ regular academic program. Proposed programs must serve students that attend high poverty, low performing schools.

The priority areas for this grant competition are: Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming tied to the Colorado Academic Standards; comprehensive health and wellness component based on the Comprehensive Health and Physical Education (CHPE) state standards; strategies to assist in the improvement of attendance rates of students being served at the 21st CCLC sites and implementation of next generation learning environment characteristics and student outcomes/competency areas.

Approximately $4 million in funding is available for distribution. Applications are due on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. An application webinar was held on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 9 – 10 am (archived recording and webinar handouts are available below) and an in-person grant writing training will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4 (registration document is available below). For additional information, please view a copy of the RFP by clicking on the link below.

Application Documents

RFP Techinal Assistance Webinar

For more information, contact:
Tom Denning
21st CCLC State Coordinator
Phone: 303-866-6791
Email: Denning_T@cde.state.co.us

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