Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers-Competitive

Division: Educational  Services

Office:  Student Support Services 

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Purpose: 

It is the intent of the 21st CCLC Program to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that:

  • increase academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards
  • offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
  • offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children‚Äôs education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has established a five-year grant program. This competitive grant program is open to open to all New Jersey non-profit organizations, local education agencies (LEAs), which include charter schools, educational service commissions, jointure commissions, and special services school districts; nonpublic schools; community-based organizations; city or county government agencies; faith-based organizations; institutions of higher education; for-profit agencies; Indian tribes or tribal organizations; or consortiums of two or more such agencies, organizations, or entities. However, eligibility is limited to those entities that will serve students in grades three through 12 who primarily attend schools implementing comprehensive or targeted support and improvement activities under section ESSA 1111(d) or other schools determined by the LEA to be in need of intervention and support.

Based on the availability of FY25 federal Title IV, Part B Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funds, this first year of this five year grant program will begin September 1, 2024 and will end on August 31, 2025

Eligible Agencies:  NJ non-profit organizations, LEAs, which include charter schools, educational service commissions, jointure commissions, and special services school districts; nonpublic schools; community-based organizations; city or county government agencies; faith-based organizations; institutions of higher education; for-profit agencies; Indian tribes or tribal organizations; or consortiums of two or more such agencies, organizations, or entities.

Grant Type: Competitive

Number of Award(s) Anticipated: 15-25

Total Amt. Available: $11,000,000

Application Due Date: 7/9/2024

Due Date is July 9th at 4 PM
 
TA Session is Wednesday, June 26, 2024
 
Applicants may attend a technical session covering contents included in the NGO. Attendance is not mandatory.
If attending, registration is required here
 
If there are any registration issues, please contact 21stCCLC@doe.nj.gov.