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Request for Applications

The new 21st CCLC Request for Applications (RFA) is expected to be released on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. A link to application materials will be posted on this page, as well as on CDE's Competitive Grants and Awards webpage.


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:

  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.


The new 21st CCLC Request for Applications (RFA) is expected to be released on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. A link to application materials will be posted on this page, as well as on CDE's Competitive Grants and Awards webpage.

Any public or private organization or consortia of organizations is eligible to apply for the 21st CCLC grant. These include, but are not limited to public schools, non-profit agencies, Indian tribe or tribal organizations, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit corporations. An intermediary unit, such as a Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), may apply for and receive a grant. A consortium of organizations and/or districts may apply together, however one organization/district must be designated as the fiscal agent of the consortium.

21st CCLC Important Dates for 2017-2018 (PDF)

21st CCLC Funded Subgrantees

Currently Funded21st CCLC Cohort VII with Program Contact Information (PDF)

Previously Funded 21st CCLC Cohorts I - VI (Sortable Excel)

Contact Us

Dana Scott - 21st CCLC State Coordinator | (303) 866-6791

Cody Buchanan - 21st CCLC Lead Consultant | (303) 866-6861

Mandy Christensen - 21st CCLC Lead Consultant | (303) 866-6488

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