If you are interested in expanding your community partnerships, providing meaningful after-school activities, and strengthening the work of your core academic programs, then take a look at the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Application (21st CCLC Grant).

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant application is now open

The 21st CCLC Grant is designed to provide funding to out-of-school and expanded learning time programs operating in Ohio. This competitive grant funding supports the creation of programs that:

  • provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours, particularly for students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools
  • help students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as English language arts and math
  • offer students positive youth development through Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), mental health programming, and prevention education activities that can complement their regular academic programs
  • offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Activities funded by these grants should be part of a broader continuous improvement plan.

Eligible Applicants

  • must be local education agencies (LEA) or community-based organizations
  • may include faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, city or county government agencies, for-profit corporations and other public or private entities
  • applicants must be primarily serving students who attend schools with a high concentration of low-income students and families

Funds awarded during this application window will be for a five-year grant cycle beginning in July 2023. The grant application is open now in the CCIP and closes on April 28.

For more information, contact Adkins & Company, LLC at board-info@adkinsandcompany.com or visit the Ohio Department of Education CCLC Grant information page here.