21st Century Community Learning Centers - Year 1/5

Division: Student and Field Services
Office: Educational Support Services

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Purpose: The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Competitive Grant is intended to supplement the education of students in grades 4-12, who attend schools eligible for Title I schoolwide programs or schools where a minimum of 30 percent of students are from low-income families. The program aims to assist students in attaining the skills necessary to meet New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards. Therefore, all 21st CCLC programs must provide participating students with academic enrichment opportunities that complement the regular school day. The vision for New Jersey’s 21st CCLC Program is to develop high quality out-of-school time programs through community learning centers that provide services not just to the child but to the entire family unit. Grantees can include local education agencies (LEAs), non-profit, for-profit, community-based, and faith-based organizations, operating solely or in partnership with other agencies. Eligibility to apply for this 21st CCLC program is a limited, competitive grant open to all New Jersey public or private agencies (i.e., charter schools, educational service commissions, jointure commissions and special-services school districts), non-profit organizations, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations (including religious private schools), institutions of higher learning and for-profit agencies, but limited to those that will service participants in any grade level between 4th and 12th who primarily attend schools, eligible to participate in title I schoolwide programs or schools that serve a high percentage of participants from low-income families. Additionally, the families of those participants must also be served through the program. The project year September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013.

Eligible Agencies: Public or Private agencies, LEAs, Non-profit organizations; City or county government agencies, Faith-based organizations, IHEs, and For-profit agencies. Eligibility is limited by criteria set in the NGO document.

Approximate Number of Awards: 6 Grant Program Type: Limited Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $3,500,000 Application Due Date: 5/31/2012