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21st Century Community Learning Center RFP Released

Posted by David Westenberger on Feb 13, 2020

Grant applications due to Indiana Department of Education on Wednesday August 12, 2020 no later than 11:59 PM EST via the link on the front page of the application


Eligibility: Any public or private organization is eligible to apply.  Examples include but are not limited to: school districts, charter schools, educational consortia, nonprofit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, for-profit organizations.  See page 10 of the RFP for eligibility details for school poverty requirements. 


Funds Available: Approximately $10.3 million will be available in this application period. 


Program Purpose: The 21st Century Community Learning Center Program is a federally-funded program (Title IV, part B) awarded to public school districts, charter schools, community-based organizations, public/private organizations, faith-based organizations or a consortium of these organizations, in order to provide youth a safe environment during non-school hours. This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for youth, particularly youth who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps youth meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, offers youth a broad array of enrichment activities that help their social, emotional, and behavioral development; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating youth.    


Technical Assistance Opportunities: 

  • Overview of RFP Webinar: Available via the link on page 2 of the RFP as well as on the IDOE 21st CCLC website.
  • To schedule a one-on-one call with IDOE 21st CCLC staff regarding RFP questions: Click here or see page 2 of the RFP
  • To attend the Grantee Readiness Program in-person or virtual information session about 21st CCLC and the Cohort 10 RFP: See pages 2 & 3 of the RFP for dates, times, & locations

Important Dates:

  • Thursday March 12, 2020: Intent to apply form due
  • Wednesday August 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM (EST): RFP due via the link on the front page of the RFP
  • September 2020: Anticipated announcement of awards
  • July 1, 2021: Funds available to awarded applicants


Visit the Indiana DOE 21st CCLC website for more information, including the full RFP   


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