st Century Community Learning Cente

21st Century Community Learning Centers - Program Summary


This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Types of Projects:

Each eligible entity that receives an award from the state may use the funds to carry out a broad array of before- and after-school activities (including those held during summer recess periods) to advance student achievement. These activities include:

  • Remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs, including those which provide additional assistance to students to allow the students to improve their academic achievement;
  • Mathematics and science education activities;
  • Arts and music education activities;
  • Entrepreneurial education programs;
  • Tutoring services, including those provided by senior citizen volunteers, and mentoring programs;
  • Programs that provide after-school activities for limited English proficient (LEP) students and that emphasize language skills and academic achievement;
  • Recreational activities;
  • Telecommunications and technology education programs;
  • Expanded library service hours;
  • Programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;
  • Programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended or expelled to allow them to improve their academic achievement;
  • Drug and violence prevention programs;
  • Counseling programs; and
  • Character education programs.

Additional Information:

  • Targets students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Targets students attending schools eligible for Title I School-Wide Program services and/or schools with at least 40% of the student body receiving free and reduced-price lunch.
  • Eligible applicants include school districts (including charter schools), educational consortia, non-profit agencies, for profit agencies, city or county governments, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education and consortiums of two or more such agencies.
  • Grant recipients are funded for a period not less than three (3) years and not more than five (5) years.
  • No matching funds are required.
  • Each proposal may support no more than four (4) centers.
  • Applicants must assure that each of the proposed sites meets the Florida Department of Children and Families Child Care License requirements.
  • Funds for 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs can only be used to supplement, not supplant other federal, state and local public funds.

Currently-Funded 21st CCLC Programs

Current 21st CCLC Programs 2018-19 (PDF)*

* Updated July 2018. This list is subject to change.