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 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.

UPDATED 2019-2020 Competitive Application Information
Michigan will be holding the 2019-2020 (Cohort L) competition in early 2019. Please review the Competitive Application Timeline and requirements below. Applicants should participate in the 21st CCLC Application Information Webinar and submit an Intent to Apply.

Additional Application Priority Information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available (late January 2019).

Competitive Application Timeline
February 11, 2019 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Application Information Webinar
Register at
The 2019-2020 Application Information Webinar is specifically designed for districts and agencies considering applying for a grant. The webinar will present relevant information necessary to submit an application.

February 12, 2019 Intent to Apply Live
Intent to Apply link will be available here
Required for all applicants.

February 28, 2019 
Last day to submit Intent to Apply.

March 13, 2019 Application Live
Online application will be available only to those applicants who have completed the required Intent to Apply.

April 15, 2019 Application Window Closes
ALL completed applications MUST be submitted by 4 p.m. NO late submissions will be accepted.

21st CCLC Information

 After-school Websites 

Name Email Address

Contact Information

Lorraine Thoreson, Manager thoresonl@michigan.gov
Stacy Ann Sipes, Analyst sipess1@michigan.gov