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Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) (New York)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    New York State Education Department (NYSED)


    The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that:

    1. Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards;
    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 childrens education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

    All three program components must be offered through each center, and must be available to all participating students.

    Multiple program options may be used by recipients of 21st CCLC funding, including; before school, after school, weekends, holidays or summer recess. Program funds may also be used to expand learning time to provide activities within the school day in schools implementing an expanded learning time program that provides students with at least 300 additional program hours per year before, during, or after the traditional school day, week or year. Expanded learning includes the time that a school expands its normal school day, week, or year to provide additional instruction or educational programs for all students beyond the State-mandated requirements for the minimum number of hours in a school day, days in a school week, or days or weeks in a school year. Applicants requesting use of 21st CCLC funds during the mandatory school day must demonstrate that the expanded learning program of the school(s) served, inclusive of the proposed 21st CCLC program, will provide students at least 300 additional program hours per year before, during, or after the traditional school day.

    Applicants must design the program to include the 10 essential elements of high quality expanded learning opportunity programs outlined in the Network for Youth Success Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool.

    The 10 essential elements of high quality programs listed below are the foundation for all professional development provided to 21st Century programs by the State Education Department, and the 21st Century Technical Assistance Resource Centers.

    1.  Environment and Climate
    2. Administrative and Organization
    3. Relationships
    4. Staffing and Professional Development
    5. Programming and Activities
    6. Linkages Between the Day and After School
    7. Youth Participation and Engagement
    8. Parent, Family, and Community Partnerships
    9. Program Sustainability and Growth
    10. Measuring Outcomes and Evaluation

    History of Funding

    History of funding can be found at:

    Additional Information

    Competitive priority be given to applications that propose to target services to students who attend schools that

    • Are implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities under ESSA section 1111(d), or other schools determined by the local educational agency to be in need of intervention and support to improve student academic achievement and other outcomes; and
    • Enroll students who may be at risk for academic failure, dropping out of school, involvement in criminal or delinquent activities, or who lack strong positive role models; and
    • The families of those students.

    3 priority points will be awarded to applications that will primarily serve students who attend a school (i.e., public school, private school or charter school) that meets one or more of the following criteria:

    • Priority Schools, including Struggling and Persistently Struggling Schools;
    • Focus Schools;
    • High Need Rural Schools;
    • Persistently Dangerous Schools; and
    • Limited English Proficiency Student Percentage


    David Dianora

    David Dianora
    Office of Community Schools
    52 Chambers Stret - Room 3M
    New York, NY 10007
    (212) 323-9538

  • Eligibility Details

    Any public or private organization who meets the eligibility requirements can apply for 21st CCLC funding. This includes public school districts, BOCES, charter schools, private schools, nonprofit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, Indian tribe(s) or tribal organization(s), and for-profit corporations.

    To be eligible for this grant, at least 2/3 of the students an applicant is proposing to serve must attend:

    • Schools eligible for schoolwide programs under Title I, Section 1114 of the Every Student Succeeds Act and the families of these students; or
    • Schools with at least 40 percent of students eligible for free or reduced priced lunch; and the families of these students.

    All programs must be implemented through a partnership that includes at least one local educational agency receiving funds under part A of title I and at least one BOCES, nonprofit agency, city or county government agency, faith-based organization, institution of higher education, Indian tribe or tribal organization, or for-profit corporation with a demonstrated record of success in designing and implementing before school, after school, summer learning, or expanded learning time activities.

    Applicants must collaborate with partners including the Eligible School(s) the students attend.

    Deadline Details

    Notices of Intent are required and were to be submitted by October 31, 2016. Applications were to be submitted by November 21, 2016. NOTE: The deadline for this grant opportunity was extended. The original deadline date was November 14, 2016.

    The next competition is anticipated for 2021.

    Award Details

    Approximately $86 million is expected to be available annually statewide. Each applicant may apply for an annual grant award from a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum of $1,200,000. Agencies applying for multiple grants will be limited to a maximum annual award of $1,200,000 per lead applicant agency. The amount of 21st CCLC funds requested, divided by the maximum anticipated number of students served, must not exceed an annual amount of $1,600. Meaning, the maximum request amount per student is $1,600.

    Up to $1,200,000 will be set aside per year statewide to be shared among for-profit awardees. Each for-profit applicant is limited to a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum annual award of $400,000. Any unused for-profit funding will be distributed proportionally by geographic regions (New York City, the Big Four cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers, and the Rest of State) to the next ranked unfunded applicant who achieves a minimum passing score.

    The grant period is 5 years, anticipated to begin July 1, 2017 and to end June 30, 2022.

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