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WI 21st CCLC Grant Applications Available Soon!

Friday, November 11, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is pleased to announce that applications for the Nita M. Lowery 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant program will soon be available for the 2023-24 school year. The 21st CCLC grant is a federal grant that funds before-school, after-school, and summer 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 will be due on or before February 10, 2023. More information and application materials will be made available on the DPI’s 21st CCLC website soon.

**Please note, this application is intended only for new applicants or current grantees in the final year of their grant cycles. Current WI 21st CCLC granted programs in years 1-4 of their grant cycles should not participate in the 2023-24 competition.**

The DPI will host two virtual workshops to walk through the application process and address common questions. Both presentations will cover the same content, it is not necessary to participate in more than one. Dates and access information for the workshops are as follows:

  1. Date: November 28, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Access Information will be available on the DPI 21st CCLC Grant Competition website soon! No pre-registration is required.

  1. Date: December 2, 2022

Time: 9:30 am- 11:00 am

Access information will be available on the DPI 21st CCLC Grant Competition website soon! No pre-registration is required.


For further information, please contact Nathan Werley at 608-266-3856, Jake Wilson at 608-264-9327, or Alison Wineberg at 608-267-3751.