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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program COVID-19 Information

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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program

Title IV, Part B, of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The DPI agency-wide web page covers basic information about the novel coronavirus, critical government updates, and information on instructional areas and resources for schools. 
This webpage is designated for COVID-19 information relevant to Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program (21st CCLC) grant-funded programs. The content found on this page may be updated regularly, so please check back periodically for the most recent information. If you have questions specific to your program, contact one of the DPI Consultants for the 21st CCLC program.
Resources for 21st CCLC Funded Programs

In recognition of this changing out-of-school time landscape, DPI is leveraging some of the unallocated 2018-19 21st CCLC federal award to create a 21st CCLC COVID-19 Relief Supplementary Grant award for all eligible current grantees that apply. Eligible grantees include currently-funded 21st CCLC sites, and consideration will be given to those sites with a demonstrated lack of access to other funding sources. Grant funds are intended to assist with expenses, which may exceed the base award available, directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on program operations.

  • COVID-19 FAQ for Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers - The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) understands that Wisconsin 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) have many questions regarding obligations during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) closures. This document is intended to provide answers to some of the commonly asked questions regarding program services and operations related to COVID-19.

  • Spring 2020 Annual Performance Report (APR) Data Collection Plan - In addition to not requiring the collection of teacher survey data, DPI has made several other changes to the way Spring 2020 APR data will be reported by Wisconsin 21st CCLC grantees as a result of COVID-19-related school and program closures. The 21st CCLC Spring 2020 APR Data Collection Plan provides an overview of these changes.
  • Amendments and Waivers of Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Requirements for 2019-2020 - In response to school and program closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has amended or waived a number of the state-level requirements for Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) programs for the 2019-2020 school year. The document below lists the requirements that have been amended or waived and explains what each amendment or waiver means for 21st CCLC programs. Any requirements that are not included in this document have not been changed, and programs are still expected to meet them for the 2019-2020 school year.​​​​​​
  • COVID-19 Tracking Template - DPI recognizes that many 21st CCLC programs have transitioned to serving their students, families, and communities virtually or remotely during the COVID-19 closures. During spring 2020 COVID-19 school closures, sites are not required to track virtual or remote programming. If sites choose, they may use this Excel template created by the Consortium of Applied Research at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) to record activity-related data. Also posted, is a companion document created by UWGB that provides instructions and guidelines for tracking such virtual or remote offerings and the related attendance. COVID-19 Tracking Template Instructions
  • 21st CCLC Grant Related Activities - List of grant-related activities that 21st CCLC staff may do virtually.
  • Virtual Evaluation Tasks for CCLC Staff - List of evaluation-related tasks that may be done while 21st CCLC grantees are working remotely.
  • Virtual Professional Development for CCLC - List of online professional development resources that may be of interest to 21st CCLC staff.
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