21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY
Any public or private organization is eligible to apply for a 21st CCLC grant. Agencies and organizations eligible under the 21st CCLC grant program include, but are not limited to local education agencies (LEAs), non-profit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit corporations.
PURPOSE OF PROGRAM
The 21st CCLC program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The program provides before and after-school, weekend, and summer school academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low-performing schools to help them meet local and state academic standards in subjects such as reading, mathematics, and science. As a result of successful ESEA waiver application, effective in 2012-2013, 21st CCLC programs in North Carolina may choose to also offer services during the school day. In addition, programs may provide activities for youth development, drug and violence prevention, art, music, technology, character education, counseling, and recreation to enhance the program's academic components. The program also supports a component for family literacy and community outreach.
2014-15 21st Century Community Learning Centers NEW!
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is pleased to announce the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) 2014-15 Request for Proposals (RFP). Any public or private organization is eligible to apply for a 21st CCLC grant.* Agencies and organizations eligible under the 21st CCLC grant program include, but are not limited to local education agencies (LEAs), non-profit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit corporations.
* In the 2014-2015 21st CCLC Grant competition, each "organization" may only submit one application on CCIP for funding. An "organization" is defined by the fiscal agent's singular Federal Tax ID, EIN or Duns and Bradstreet Number. The fiscal agent is the authorized representative applying for the grant on behalf of the "organization." Even if the fiscal agent organization is proposing to serve multiple counties or communities, they are only eligible to submit one grant application during this competition.
NEW ON-LINE APPLICATION SYSTEM
All 21st CCLC applications must be completed on the web-based grants management system, the North Carolina Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP). Only applications submitted through CCIP by the due date will be reviewed and evaluated. Applications must be submitted through CCIP by 11:59 pm EDT on April 17, 2014. Attendance at a training session for using the grants management system, CCIP, is required in order for applicants to be set up as users in the system to allow organizations to submit a final application for review.
- Final 21st CCLC Training Dates for CCIP; Limited Space Available!
- NEW 2013-2014 Fiscal Appendices
The Fiscal Guidance is provided for 21st CCLC programs to assist with the development and operation of an organization's fiscal processes in its financial management system. It is intended to apply within the framework of the federal accounting principles and standards.
- NEW 2013-2014 Standards and Procedures Appendices
Standards and Procedures Handbook
The Standards and Procedures Handbook has been developed to assist local organizations in the planning and implementation of high-quality 21st CCLC programs. The handbook addresses issues and considerations beyond federal and state requirements to ensure that afterschool programs effectively support student learning and development.
- Expanded Learning Time (ELT) FAQ
SAVE THE DATE: SYNERGY 2014
NC CAP Conference
March 24-26, 2014
Hilton Charlotte University Place
For more Information, visit http://www.nccap.net/