Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers

To provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that provide opportunities for academic enrichment for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program is intended to help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; to offer students a broad array of enrichment activities that reinforce and complement their regular academic programs; and to offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
84.287
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Types of Assistance
FORMULA GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions
Projects funded under this program must primarily target students who attend schools eligible for schoolwide programs under section 1114 of the ESEA and families of such students and be used to provide students with opportunities for academic enrichment during non-school hours, through the creation or expansion of community learning centers. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569. For assistance call the Office of Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.
Authorization
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, Title IV, Part B.
Eligibility Requirements
Applicant Eligibility
State educational agencies (SEAs) are eligible for funds under this program. Local educational agencies, community-based organizations, and other public or private entities are eligible to apply to the SEA in state in which they are located for subgrants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
School-aged children and their families.
Credentials/Documentation
Contact program office. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. States must apply for funds either through a program-specific application or by including the program in a consolidated State plan authorized under Title IX of the ESEA. Contact the headquarters office listed below for more information.
Award Procedure
Contact the program office for this information.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Funds are allocated to States in proportion to each State's share of funds in the previous fiscal year under Part A of Title I of the ESEA, except that no State may receive less than 0.5 of 1 percent of the amount available to States.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made annually. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Post Assistance Requirements
Reports
Generally, SEAs are subject to the reporting requirements contained in Title IX of the ESEA consolidated state performance report section 9303(b). Annual progress and financial reports as required by EDGAR. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Contact Program Office.
Audits
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the EDGAR, Appendix to 34 CFR 80, State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $500,000 or more within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year.
Records
As required by the provisions in EDGAR for grants to state and local governments. Records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of 3 years after completion, subject to the exceptions listed in EDGAR 34 CFR Part 80.
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
91-1000-0-1-501.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 13 $1,091,564,185; FY 14 est $1,149,370,000; and FY 15 est $1,149,370,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 13: $5,348,665-$122,135,445; Average $20,571,787.
No current data available for FY 14 and FY 15.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The regulations applicable to this program are in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, 34 CFR 74, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, and 86.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Sylvia Lyles Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW,, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: sylvia.lyles@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-2551
Website Address
http://www.ed.gov/programs/21stcclc/index.html.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Contact the program office for information.
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