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21st Century Community Learning Centers - Elementary & Middle Schools

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding Description

California's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program provides funding to create incentives for establishing before-and after-school enrichment programs that partner schools and communities to provide academic and literacy support and safe, constructive alternatives for youth. Each program must consist of three elements: academic assistance, educational enrichment, and family literacy services. Programs must operate during every regular school day and may operate during summer, intersession, or vacation days.


Eligible Applicants Institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, nonprofit organizations, other organizations or agencies
Required Eligibility Criteria Funds are for schools that meet eligibility requirements for the Title I Schoolwide Program. Federal legislation mandates that competitive priority be given to applications serving Title I Schoolwide Program schools in need of improvement (Section 1116). To meet the competitive priority, applications must be jointly submitted by local educational agencies (LEA) receiving funds under Title I, Part A, and community-based organizations or other public or private, entities.
Other Eligibility Considerations Eligible applicants include LEAs (school district for school or county office of education), city or county governments, public or private entities (including faith-based organizations or private schools), or a consortium of two or more such organizations or agencies.
Eligible Grade Level(s) K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Eligible Age Level(s) Not applicable


Legal Authority No Child Left Behind Act, Title IV, Part B, Education Code sections 8484.7-8484.8 (revised, Statutes of 2006); Budget Item 6110-197-0890
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2008-09
SACS Resource / Revenue Codes 4124 / 8290
Total Available $97,234,730
Recipient Amount Up to $112,500 for elementary schools & up to $150,000 for middle schools.
Match Requirement No
Allocation Formula Allocations are based on $7.50 per program day per projected student with a maximum of $112,500 per elementary school and $150,000 per middle school with an allowance for large school adjustments.

Important Dates

Date Application Available December 5, 2007
Due Date February 15, 2008
Expected Notification Date May 15, 2008

Additional Information

Application 21st CCLC Elem & Middle Schools RFA FY 2008-09 []
Background 21st Century Community Learning Centers []
Fiscal Unavailable
Other Unavailable


Program After School Programs Office, 916-319-0923,
Fiscal After School Programs Office, 916-319-0923,
Division Coordinated Student Support, 916-319-0923 (phone), 916-319-0221 (fax)
Last Modified: October 8, 2008

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