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21st Century Grant Competition 2017

The New Hampshire Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Program awarded $949,000 in grants for 2017. 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.

21 CCLC RFP 2017 Acrobat Reader

Bidders' Conference 2017 Power Point PowerPoint

2017 Budget RFP Excel

2017 21CCLC RFP Forms Word document Word document

Family Engagement Self-Assessment Tool Acrobat Reader

Family Engagment Follow-up and Supervision Checklist Acrobat Reader

21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Competition Results

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:
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
(603) 271-3853
Penny Poirier
Program Specialist
(603) 271-3646

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494
Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711