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 academic achievement 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
Program Number
Federal Agency
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
Projects funded under this program must primarily target students who attend schools that are eligible for schoolwide programs under section 1114 of the ESEA and families of such students, and must be used to provide students with opportunities for academic enrichment during non-school hours or periods when school is not is session, such as before school, after school, or during summer recess. 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.
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.
Contact program office. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles 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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards 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. . 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Contact the program office for additional information.
Award Procedure
Contact the program office for this information.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
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 percent of the amount available to all 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
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.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. 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 related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of 3 years after completion.
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $1,149,370,000; FY 15 est $1,151,673,000; and FY 16 est $1,151,673,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 14 est: Range $5,631,913-$124,944,905; Average $21,661,204.
FY 15 est: Range $5,643,198-$132,439,027; Average $21,704,607.
FY 16 est: Range $5,643,198-$131,075,439; Average $21,704,607.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, applies to this program. Contact the program office for additional information.
Information Contacts
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Angela Hernandez-Marshall Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW,, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 205-1909
Website Address
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Contact the program office for information.
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