The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is pleased to announce the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Grant competition, for funding beginning in the 2024-25 school year.
The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is threefold. A 21st Century Community Learning Center provides an array of activities during non-school hours, or periods when school is not in session (such as before and after school, weekends and during school breaks) that:
- Provide opportunities for academic enrichment that reinforce and complement the regular academic programs of the schools attended by students, help students to meet challenging state academic standards, and target students’ academic needs;
- Offer students a broad array of additional services, such as those that focus on youth development, social and emotional learning (SEL), civic engagement, and nutritional and physical health; and
- Offer adult family members of program participants opportunities for educational development and engagement in their children’s education.
Public school districts, private schools, charter schools, and community-based organizations targeting students enrolled in schools eligible for schoolwide Title I programs, educational service agencies (e.g. CESA), and Indian tribe or tribal organizations (as such terms are defined in section 4 of the Indian Self Determination and Education Act) are invited to apply.
The DPI will be hosting workshops to assist writers in developing grant applications on November 13, 15, and 20th. Information about the workshops is available on the DPI’s 21st CCLC Competition website.
*Please note, this application is intended only for new 21st CCLC applicants or current 21st CCLC grantees in the 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.
For further information, please contact DPI21stCenturyCommunityLearningCentersGrant@dpi.wi.gov.