21st Century Community Learning Centers

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.   

NEW: 21st CCLC Competitive Grant Request for Proposal (RFP) is NOW Available for Review

The Michigan Department of Education is pleased to announce the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant program opportunity.  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 highly 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.

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RPF TA Frequently Asked Questions

After reviewing the application materials if your organization plans to apply for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant, please complete the Notice of Intent to Apply by no later than February 1, 2017 to assist Michigan Department of Education staff in determining the number of reviewers that will be necessary. 

Notice of Intent to Apply

The Michigan Department of Education administers the 21st CCLC grant program.  Professionals in the field are needed to read and evaluate the grant proposals for this program.  Potential readers MUST commit to travel to Lansing on March 1, 2017 AND March 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Copies of competitive proposals for review will be provided at the training session.  GRANT READERS MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS.  To avoid conflict of interest, please DO NOT apply to read grants if your district/agency is applying for this grant.  If you are interested in reading and scoring proposals, please complete the online application link provided below by February 14, 2017.  In addition, you must submit your resume or copy of your curriculum vitae to sipess1@michigan.gov.  MDE will contact you with additional information if you are selected to read and score applications.  

Please follow this link to complete the online application https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CohortJReaders

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Contact Information

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