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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 (California Education Code [EC] Section 8484.7).

Program Questions: Expanded Learning Division, email: expandedlearning@cde.ca.gov, phone: 916-319-0923

Downloading Questions: Expanded Learning Division, e-mail: expandedlearning@cde.ca.gov, tel. 916-319-0923

Document Description
Request For Application (DOC)
Overview and instructions for the 21st CCLC Elementary and Middle Schools grant application.
ASSIST Application Process Instructions on how to complete the After School Support and Information System (ASSIST) portion of the application.
FAAST Application Process Instructions on how fill out the narrative portion in the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST).
Online Application Online application using the ASSIST.
Non-electronic Application (DOC) For use by organizations who have yet to obtain a County-District-School code.
Estimated Free and Reduced-Price Meals Worksheet (XLS) Worksheet to estimate Free and Reduced-Price Meal (FRPM) Percentage.
Funding Priority Certification Justification Narrative (DOC) Justification Narrative for the Jointly Submitted Funding Priority.
21st CCLC and ASSETs FAQs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pertaining to the 2018–19 21st CCLC and After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens (ASSETs) Request for Application (RFA).
21st CCLC and ASSETs Webinar External link opens in new window or tab. (YouTube; 26:50)

21st Century Webinar provides additional support and resource tools for applicants applying for 21st Century Elementary/Middle School and 21st Century ASSETs funding.


Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications (Posted May 2017)

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.

Last Reviewed: Friday, September 11, 2020
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