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21st Century Community Learning Centers-Elementary & Middle Schools

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers(CCLC)–Elementary & Middle Schools program is to support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers educational services to the families of participating children. Programs must operate during every regular school day and may operate during summer, weekends, intercession, or vacation periods.

Program Questions: Expanded Learning Division, e-mail:, tel. 916-319-0923

Downloading Questions: Expanded Learning Division, e-mail:, tel. 916-319-0923

Document Description
Request For Application (DOC)
Overview and instructions for the 21st CCLC Elementary and Middle Schools grant application.

The online ASSIST and FAAST application systems cited in the RFAs are now open.

Online Application Online application using the After School Support and Information SysTem (ASSIST).
Non Electronic Application (DOC) For use by organizations who have yet to obtain a CDS code.
Estimated FRPM Worksheet (XLS) Worksheet to estimate Free and Reduced Price Meal Percentage.
FFATA Federal Reporting Form (PDF) Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) Sub-award Reporting form.
Errata Corrections to the 2017-18, 21st CCLC RFA.
FAQ (Updated December 2, 2016) Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to the 2017-18, 21st CCLC RFA.

Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications
(Posted April-2016)

Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should have a copy on file and do not need another copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).

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Last Reviewed: Friday, June 30, 2017
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