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21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Information

Program Description

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) program supports high-quality academic support, recreation, and youth development programs during after school hours and summers.

Grant awards are made for five consecutive years and are contingent upon satisfactory progress toward goals. A comprehensive end-of-year report, including data on student progress in core academic areas, is collected from each grantee annually. Please click here for more information regarding the report.

Who is Eligible to Apply

Any public or private entity proposing to serve a qualifying school.

  • A qualifying school is one which:
  • Is in program improvement status (i.e. Title I designation as a Focus or Priority school), OR
  • Been determined by a local education agency (LEA) as in need of intervention and support to improve academic achievement and other outcomes, AND
  • Enrolls students who may be at risk for academic failure, dropping out of school, involvement in criminal or delinquent activities, or who lack strong positive role models.

Application Due Date

Grant Competition Information:

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is pleased to announce that applications for 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grants are now available for use in requesting funding for the 2017-18 school year.

**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 grantees in years 1-4 of their grant cycles DO NOT need to complete this application.**

Those interested in applying for grant funds should complete and submit the application form below by March 31, 2017. Please follow the submission instructions that are listed at the top of the application form. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered. Applications not submitted using the original form provided will not be considered.

For more information regarding the 21st CCLC grant program and competition process and for further guidance related to completing the grant application, please consult the 21st CCLC Grant Guidelines, which can be found below.

To receive information on future grant competitions, as well as other information related to afterschool programs, email Alison Wineberg to join our listserve.

CLC Grant Writing Workshops

REGISTER NOW!  WI DPI 21st CCLC Grant Writers Workshops

Interested in applying for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant funds for the 2017-2018 school year? Registration is now open for on-line and in-person workshops designed to assist writers in developing grant applications. Workshop dates and locations and registration links can be found below.

Hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the Wisconsin Afterschool Network (WAN), the workshops will feature an overview of the application process, including eligibility, funding priorities, elements of successful programs, proposal process and requirements, and the application review and awards process. Additionally, in-person workshops will include an optional afternoon session, led by WAN staff, dedicated to the topic of conducting a needs assessment – a key part of developing a successful grant application.

Please note: These workshops are intended only for new applicants or current grantees in the fifth and final year of their grant cycles. Current WI 21st CCLC grantees in years 1-4 of their grant cycles DO NOT need to participate in this competitive grant process.

To register for in-person workshops, please click on the links below.

Wausau
February 17, 2017
Jefferson Street Inn
201 Jefferson Street
Wausau, WI 54403
Morning Session: 9 am-12 pm
Afternoon Session: 1-4 pm
Register here

Oconomowoc
February 21, 2017
Olympia Resort
Hotel, Spa & Conference Center
1350 Royale Mile Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Morning Session: 9 am-12 pm
Afternoon Session: 1-4 pm
Register here

Live Webinar
February 23, 2017
10:00-11:30 am
Click here for access information

We have reserved a block of state-rate hotel rooms at the Olympia Resort under the group name DPI-WI Department of Public Instruction. The cutoff date for making reservations is Sunday, February 19, 2017. To make a reservation, please call (262) 396-4999. Unfortunately, we were not able to reserve a block of rooms in Wausau. However, there are hotels in the area that may be willing to provide a state rate.

For further information, please contact 21st CCLC Consultants Teri LeSage (608) 267-5078, Tanya Morin (608) 267-9393, or Alison Wineberg (608) 267-3751.

Needs Assessment Resources

Dr. Jenell Holstead facilitated a training opportunity on how to conduct a needs assessment as part of the recent Grant Writing Workshops. The slides from her presentation and the tools developed to support the process are available below.

For questions about this information, contact Alison Wineberg (608) 267-3751