Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers

To provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that provide opportunities for academic enrichment for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.

The program is intended to help students meet state
and local student academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; to offer students a broad array of enrichment activities that reinforce and complement their regular academic programs; and to offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
The Cherokee Nation $ 32,546,983   2019-07-012023-09-30
Miccosukee Corporation $ 7,856,938   2012-07-012023-09-30
Education, Kansas Dept Of $ 8,182,903   2021-07-012022-09-30
Public Education, New Mexico Department Of $ 9,645,801   2021-07-012022-09-30
Education, South Dakota Department Of $ 6,172,398   2021-07-012022-09-30
South Carolina Department Of Education $ 20,808,076   2021-07-012022-09-30
Colorado State Board Of Education $ 11,490,676   2021-07-012022-09-30
Education, Pennsylvania Dept Of $ 49,230,186   2021-07-012022-09-30
Education, New Jersey Department Of $ 27,236,774   2021-07-012022-09-30
Education, Minnesota, Department Of $ 13,010,917   2021-07-012022-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Program funds may be used to provide activities that complement and reinforce the regular school-day program of participating students and may also fund local activities that are included as part of an expanded learning time (ELT) program that provides students at least 300 additional program hours before, during, or after the traditional school day.

Funds may be used for a broad range of activities, such as those that support a well-rounded education; financial literacy and environmental literacy programs; programs that support a healthy and active lifestyle; services for individuals with disabilities; activities for students who are English learners; cultural programs; telecommunications and technology education programs; expanded library service hours; family engagement and literacy programs; programs for students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled; drug and violence prevention activities; programs that partner with in-demand fields of the local workforce; and programs that build skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569.

For assistance call the Office of Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State educational agencies (SEAs) are eligible for funds under this program.

Local educational agencies, community-based organizations, and other public or private entities are eligible to apply to the SEA in state in which they are located for subgrants.

Beneficiary Eligibility

School-aged children and their families.


Contact program office. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. States must apply for funds either through a program-specific application or by including the program in a consolidated State plan authorized under Title IX of the ESEA. . 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Contact the program office for additional information.

Award Procedures

Contact the program office for this information.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, Title IV, Part B.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Funds are allocated to States in proportion to each State's share of funds in the previous fiscal year under Part A of Title I of the ESEA, except that no State may receive less than 0.5 percent of the amount available to all States. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made annually. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements


Generally, SEAs are subject to the reporting requirements contained in Title IX of the ESEA consolidated state performance report section 9303(b).

Annual progress and financial reports as required by EDGAR.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Contact Program Office.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the EDGAR, Appendix to 34 CFR 80, State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $500,000 or more within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year.


Records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of 3 years after completion.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $1,143,339,000; FY 17 est $1,179,757,000; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

For Fiscal Year 2017: Range: $567,000 - $136,586,000; Average: $21,697,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, applies to this program. Contact the program office for additional information.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Sylvia Lyles Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, , Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 260-2551

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Contact the program office for information.

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