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2014 Grant Competition

The New Hampshire Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Program announces its 2014 competition for an anticipated $1.3 million 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 2013 are eligible to apply. Middle and high schools are eligible if the majority of the feeder elementary schools meet the eligibility criteria. Priority 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. A timeline is included below. Please RSVP to attend the Bidders Conference using the information provided in the timeline below.

For more information please contact Suzanne Birdsall at (603) 520-6263, or Christina MacDonald at (603) 271-7306,

Month, Year Task
December 2012 Superintendents, Title I Managers, Community and Faith Based Organization Directors notified of Bidders Conference and Competition Timeline
January 3, 2014 RSVP for Bidders Conference at

January 7, 2014

Bidders Conference:
NH Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Londergan Hall- Room 15
Concord, NH

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - New Applicants (all are welcome)
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. - Current Grantees Reapplying (all are welcome)

2014 RFP Posted on NH Department of Education Web site Acrobat Reader

January 24, 2014 Submit "Intent to Apply" via
March 14, 2014 Application Deadline
March-April 2014 Peer Review of Applications
May 16, 2014 21st CCLC Grant Award Notification
July 1, 2014 Awards Commence

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