21st Century Community Learning Centers

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The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grants are awarded through a competitive process to local and intermediate school districts, universities, and other public or private community-based agencies, organizations, and programs, including faith-based organizations.  These grant programs provide comprehensive community learning center services.  Currently, there are 73 grants with 277 sites in 24 counties.  Each site serves one or more schools.  Grants are targeted at high-priority and low-income schools.  Students must be offered after-school and summer programming for a minimum of four days a week, two and a half hours a day, for 32 weeks per school-year during out-of-school time, and six weeks in the summer.  More than 300,000 students have been served since the inception of the program. 

The Michigan Department of Education is pleased to announce the 21st CCLC grant program opportunity for 2018-2019. The purpose of the 21st CCLC grant program is to create community learning centers for those times when school is not in session. Programs must provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as additional activities designed to complement their regular academic program. These funds will be awarded through a competitive process to Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith-based Organizations (FBO), and other public or private entities, or a consortium of these entities to provide comprehensive community learning center services.

Important Information Regarding 2018-2019 Grant Funding Opportunity PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

MDE Application Priority Data File

Request for Proposal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Application Deadline is March 7, 2018 4:00 p.m. ET. Organizations interested in applying for the 2018-2019 21st CCLC grant must contact sipesS1@michigan.gov to receive access to the online application. To avoid duplicate applications, access is granted to one individual per District, Agency, or Organization.

 AfterSchool Websites 

Name Title Email Address

Contact Information

Lorraine Thoreson     Manager thoresonl@michigan.gov
Stacy Ann Sipes Analyst sipess1@michigan.gov
John Taylor Consultant     taylorj8@michigan.gov
April Terry Auditor terrya3@michigan.gov