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Wisconsin 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants are Now Available

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is pleased to announce that applications for 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants are now being accepted for the 2019-20 school year. The 21st CCLC grant is a federal grant that funds after-school programs across the state of Wisconsin. The purposes of the program are to:

  • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment to help students, particularly students attending low-performing schools, to meet challenging state academic standards.
  • Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.
  • Offer the families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

Public school districts, private schools, charter schools, and community-based organizations (including faith-based organizations) targeting students enrolled in schools eligible for Title I, schoolwide programs are invited to apply.

Applications are due on or before 4:00 p.m. Feb. 22, 2019. Information about the application process and supporting materials are available on the DPI 21st CCLC website.

**Please note, this application is intended only for new applicants or current grantees in the fifth and final year of their grant cycles. Current WI 21st CCLC programs in years 1-4 of their grant cycles SHOULD NOT participate in this competitive grant process.**

A webinar was held on Dec. 7 for those interested in applying for the grant. A recording of the webinar is available on DPI’s CLC webpage.

Subscriber Submission: Alison Wineberg, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction