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Program Information


Evaluation Report Acrobat Reader Guidelines
2019-20 Program Fact Sheet Acrobat Reader Laws, Regulations, and Guidance
Communities Served Expanded Learning Time Policy
Funding Program Purpose
Grant Purpose  

Funding

The 21st Century Community Learning Center is a federal program funded under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This federal funding stream focuses on out of school time programming.

Fiscal Year 2019 Funding Level $5,986.198.00

Communities Served (31 Grants/64 Sites/23 Communities and Districts)

Barnstead Haverhill Monadnock Raymond
Berlin Hillsboro-Deering Nashua Rochester
Concord Hinsdale Newfound
Rumney
Conway Laconia Newport Seabrook
Dover Manchester Ossipee Somersworth
Franklin Marlborough Portsmouth Winchester

Grant Purpose

The 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds are intended to assist local education agencies (LEAs), community organizations (CBOs), and faith-based organizations (FBOs) in providing before school, after school, and summer programming to youth in high poverty communities through the creation of 21st Century Community Learning Center programs.

Guidelines

  • Homework clubs utilize certified teachers to support school day learning.
  • Programs offer a minimum of 15 hours programming per week.
  • Program offerings are designed to complement the academic school day.
  • Programming is offered through collaboration between a local education agency (LEA) and one or more community based organizations (CBO), faith based organizations (FBO), or other public or private entities.
  • Programming operates outside of the scheduled school day.
  • Programs work with their communities to provide a minimum 4 week, full-day summer program.
  • Services to the family members of participating students may include family literacy activities and other educational activities based on community needs.
  • Transportation is not a barrier.

Laws, Regulations, & Guidance

Expanded Learning Time Policy

The definition of Expanded Learning Time is:

The time that a local educational agency or school extends its normal school day, week, or year to provide additional instruction or educational programs for all students beyond the state-mandated requirements for the minimum number of hours in a school day, days in a school week, or days or weeks in a school year.

Currently the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program at the New Hampshire Department of Education is currently not offering Expanded Learning Time (ELT) in their grant application. At this time the state does not feel that ELT is a viable option for these grants.

Program Purpose

The goal of the 21st CCLC program is to raise student academic achievement through the creation and expansion of community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as additional activities designed to complement their regular academic program. Families of 21st CCLC youth participants also have access to educational development opportunities through the program. Centers can be located in elementary, middle or secondary schools or similarly accessible facilities. They provide a range of high quality services to support student learning and development, including tutoring and mentoring, homework help, academic enrichment (e.g., hands-on science or technology programs), and community service opportunities, as well as music, arts, sports and cultural activities.

Authorized under Title IV B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the specific purposes of the law are to:

  • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including tutorial services to help students, particularly those who attend low-performing schools, meet state and local student performance standards in core academic subjects like reading and mathematics.
  • Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.
  • Offer families of students served by community learning centers, opportunities for literacy education and related educational development.

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