Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers
To create community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities 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 complement their regular academic programs; and to offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
Last Known Status
Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
Projects funded under this program must be for the purpose of meeting the needs of the residents of rural and inner-city communities, 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.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, Title IV, Part B.
State educational agencies are eligible for funds under this program.
School-aged children and their families.
Contact progam office. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process
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.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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.
Contact the program office for this information.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
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
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 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.
As required by the provisions in EDGAR for direct grant programs. 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 74.
Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available
(Project Grants) FY 12 $1,151,673,216; FY 13 est $1,091,564,185; and FY 14 est $1,251,673,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 12: $5,643,199-$124,077,384; Average $21,704,611.
FY 13: $5,348,665-$122,135,443; Average $20,571,787.
FY 14 not available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The regulations applicable to this program are in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.
Regional or Local Office
Angela Hernandez-Marshall Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: 21stCCLC@ed.gov
Phone: (202) 260-2551
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Contact the program office for information.