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21st CCLC Grant Applications Now Available

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is pleased to announce that applications for 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants are currently being accepted.

The 21st Century Community Learning Center grants program helps create community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities, activities that complement the regular academic program, and literacy and related educational development to families of program participants.

Centers can be located in elementary or secondary schools or other similarly accessible facilities. The centers provide a range of high-quality services to support student learning and development. Activities may include tutoring and mentoring, project-based learning, community service opportunities, music, arts, sports, and various cultural activities.

Applications and Eligibility

Public school districts, private schools, charter schools, and community-based organizations (including faith-based organizations) serving students attending schools with 40% or more of enrolled students who qualify as economically disadvantaged.

This application is intended only for new applicants or current 21st CCLC grantees in the fifth and final year of a grant cycle. Current WI 21st CCLC programs in years 1 through 4 of their grant cycles SHOULD NOT submit an application. Applications are due on or before February 9, 2018. To apply, visit:

Grant-writing Workshops

DPI will be hosting online and in-person workshops to assist writers in developing grant applications:

  • December 12, 2017, at the Best Western Plus, Eau Claire Conference Center, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
  • December 15, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • December 18, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. live webinar.

Needs Assessment Webinar

DPI is partnering with You for Youth (Y4Y) to offer a separate webinar dedicated to conducting a needs assessment – a key part of developing a successful grant application. The webinar will be held on December 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


For further information, please contact Teri LeSage at 608-267-5078, Tanya Morin at 608-267-9393, or Alison Wineberg at 608-267-3751.