The New Hampshire Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Program announces its 2017 competition for an anticipated $2.3 million dollars in funding. The program’s purpose is to raise student academic achievement through the creation and expansion of community learning centers during out of school time hours that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as additional activities designed to complement their regular academic program. All schools with a minimum of 30% of the student population identified as recipients of the free/reduced lunch program by October 2016 are eligible to apply. Middle and high schools are eligible if the majority of the feeder elementary schools meet the eligibility criteria. Additional points will be awarded to priority and focus schools.
Applicants for 21st CCLC funds must demonstrate collaboration between a local educational agency (LEA) and one or more community-based organizations (CBOs), faith based organizations (FBOs) or other public or private entities and must primarily serve students who attend schools with a high concentration of economically disadvantaged students. The lead agency may be the school, district, CBO, FBO or other organization but must always partner with an eligible school. The timeline is included below.
2017 Grant Awards (TBA)
2017 21st Century Community Learning Center Results – All Applicants (TBA)
2017 Timeline of Activities
|December 2016||Superintendents, Title I Managers, Community and Faith Based Organization Directors, notification of RFP and Competition Timeline for 2017.|
|January 10, 2017||2017 RFP Posted on NH Department of Education Web site accompanied by a powerpoint presentation.|
|January 26, 2017||Submit Intent to Apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/21c2017IntentToApply|
|March 8, 2017||Application Deadline|
|March-April 2017||Peer Review of Applications|
|May 5, 2017||21st CCLC Grant Award Notification|
|July 1, 2017||Awards Commence|
|Kathy A. Vestal
New Hampshire State Director