st Century Community Learning Cente

21st Century Community Learning Centers - Program Summary


Purpose:

The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand community learning centers:
  1. provide opportunities during non-school hours for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards;
  2. offer students a broad array of additional services, programs and activities during non-school hours such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
  3. offer 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.

External Organizations Profile:

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is required, under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), to provide a list of prescreened external organizations. The term “external organization” is defined by federal law as “(A) a nonprofit organization with a record of success in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities; or (B) in the case of a community where there is no organization described in subparagraph (A) to receive mentoring and guidance in running or working with before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities” (ESSA, section 4201(b)(4)).

Please see the organizations identified below:

  1. Orlando After School All Stars
  2. YMCA of Florida's First Coast
  3. Florida Afterschool Alliance

External Organization Profile Release Memo (Word)

Renewability:

Section 4204(j) of the ESEA authorizes SEAs to renew projects awarded to eligible entities under ESSA, “based on the eligible entity’s performance during the preceding subgrant period.” 21st CCLC subrecipients will be eligible to renew funding for up to an additional year. Renewals are designed to decrease the likelihood of disruption of services to families and to give them time to transition to other out-of-school time programs as the funding ends.

Grantees that receive a renewed grant period are required to submit a budget for the extended funding period. The scope of your programming should not change drastically during the extended funding period; grantees should continue to serve a substantially similar population and number of youth served overall.

Renewal applications will be done via a cost extension of the fifth year of funding. Requests made after the end of the project period will neither be accepted nor reviewed for renewability.

Programs considered to be not in good standing may not be eligible for renewal.

Currently-Funded 21st CCLC Programs

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

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