21st Century Community Learning Centers Program-Cohort 10 Year 1/5

Division: Student and Field Services
Office: Student Support Services

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Purpose: The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Continuation Grant: Cohort 10 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. Currently, New Jersey’s 21st CCLC Program is comprised of 48 grantees throughout the state. Grantees 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 continuation grant is open to all NJ public or private agencies, LEAs, nonprofit organizations, city or county government agencies, faith based organizations, institutions of higher education (IHEs) and for-profit agencies that are not currently receiving 21st CCLC funding. The first year of this five year program is September 1, 2014 – August 31, 2015.

Eligible Agencies: NJ public or private agencies, local education agencies, non-profit organizations, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education and for-profit agencies

Approximate Number of Awards: 10-12 Grant Program Type: Competitive
Total Amt. Available: $8,800,000 Application Due Date: 4/3/2014