Request For Proposals: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant

Grant applications due to Indiana Department of Education on December 15th, 2017 no later than 4:30 PM EST.  

Eligibility: Any public or private organization is eligible to apply.  Examples include but are not limited to: school districts, charter schools, schools, educational consortia, nonprofit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, for-profit organizations.  See RFP for eligibility details for school poverty requirements. 

Funds Available: $17.2 million will be available in this application period. 

Program Purpose: The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program is a federally-funded program that provides at-risk students a safe environment during non-school hours. This program may have one or multiple centers/sites which may be located in schools, community facilities, or faith-based facilities. All centers must provide a range of high-quality services to support regular school-day academics and development, including, but not limited to: tutoring and mentoring, academic enrichment (e.g. homework assistance, reading, math, science, and technology programs), service learning, character education, physical education and recreational activities, and dropout prevention. The 21st CCLC program must also engage adult family members in actively participating with students through educational and personal development opportunities.   

Technical Assistance webinars will be held: 
  • Overview of RFP Webinar:
    Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 (recorded and posted to website) 
  • RFP Open Call times:
    Friday November 3rd, 2017 (10 AM - 11 AM EST); Tuesday November 7th, 2017 (2 PM - 3 PM EST); Monday November 13th, 2017 (10 AM - 11 AM EST)
  • Program Evaluation Webinar:
    Tuesday November 7th, 2017 (recorded and posted to website)
  • Fiscal Processes Webinar:
    Tuesday November 7th, 2017 (recorded and posted to website)  
(See Indiana DOE 21st CCLC website below for more info on webinars)

Important Dates:
  • Wednesday November 1st, 2017: Intent to apply form due
  • Friday December 15th, 2017 at 4:30 PM (EST): Grant application due 
  • NEW this year: grant applications will be due electronically (link will be included in the RFP and posted to IDOE website)
  • January 2018: Awards announced

Visit the Indiana DOE 21st CCLC website for more information, including the full RFP. 

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