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21st Century Community Learning Centers


Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers LogoMichigan’s Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The purpose of 21st CCLC program is to provide federal funds to support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during out-of-school time hours, particularly for students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local academic standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. Strong connections between schools and out of school time programs, along with strong community collaboration, are crucial to the success of these 21st CCLC programs.



The 21st CCLC 2024 Cohort O Competition will open in early 2024. A notice of intent to apply is required no later than February 8, 2024.

Intent to Apply

Potential applicants must have a MiLogin for Business account to complete an Intent to Apply by February 8, 2024, to gain access to the Cohort O 2024-24 21st CCLC competitive application. Follow these steps to gain access to the online application:
   Step 1. Be sure your MILogin for Business account is up-to-date or create one here.
   Step 2. Complete the Intent to Apply here.
Application Access will be granted to one contact person per applicant on February 13, 2024, through the Grant Electronic Monitoring System (GEMS).

More Information

Please review the following helpful information:


Application MUST be submitted no later than March 12, 2024 by 12:00 p.m. (noon).



21st CCLC Information

Statewide Technical Assistance Partners

MOST Standards

Other Resources


Contact Information

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