21st Century Community Learning Centers

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The Nita M. Lowey 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 68 grants with 259 sites in 20 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 320,000 students have been served since the inception of the program in 2001.


Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC Competition - Next Funding Opportunity  Updated 1/20/2022
Michigan will be holding the 2022-2023 (Cohort M) competition in 2022. Please review the Competitive Application Timeline and requirements below. Interested applicants should register for the the 21st CCLC Technical Assistance Webinar below.

Additional Application Priority Information will be posted here after the Technical Assistnace Webinar on February 10, 2022.

Competitive Application Timeline
Technical Assistance Webinar-Registration Required
February 10, 2022 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Follow this link to register https://michigan-host.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hzz6bhEKQdWkA4dO0B4Hrg

The 2022-2023 Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC Techincal Assistance Webinar is specifically designed for anyone considering applying for a grant. The webinar will present relevant information necessary to submit an application. Registration is required for this event. The event will be recorded and shared with all registered participants.  

February 10, 2022
Intent to Apply-link will be live after the Feburary 10, 2022 Techincal Assistance Webinar. An Intent to Apply is required for all applicants. 

March 3, 2022
Last Day to submit Intent to Apply.

March 9, 2022
Online application will be available to only those applicants who have completed the required Intent to Apply by March 3, 2022.

April 5, 2002
ALL completed applications must be submitted by 12 p.m.  NO late submissions will be accepted.

21st CCLC Information  

 After-school Websites 

Name Email Address

Contact Information

General Inquiries 21stcclc@michigan.gov
Andrew Pastoor, Consultant pastoora@michigan.gov
Stacy Ann Sipes, Analyst sipess1@michigan.gov
Lorraine Thoreson, Manager thoresonl@michigan.gov


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