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Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) (Georgia)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Georgia Department of Education (GADOE)


    The purpose of the program is to assist and support students academically by providing them with academic enrichment activities and a broad array of other activities during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session. The programs goals are to:

    • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards;
    • Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
    • Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their childrens education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

    Each eligible organization receiving an award will use the funds to carry out a broad array of before- and after-school, summer, weekend, and/or holiday activities that advance overall student achievement, and support student success, including

    • Academic enrichment learning programs, mentoring programs, remedial education activities, and tutoring services, that are aligned with the challenging State academic standards and any local academic standards; and local curricula that are designed to improve student academic achievement;
    • Well-rounded education activities including such activities that enable students to be eligible for credit recovery or attainment;
    • Literacy education programs, including financial literacy programs and environment literacy programs;
    • Programs that support a healthy and active lifestyle, including nutritional education and regular, structured physical activity programs;
    • Services for individuals with disabilities;
    • Programs that provide after-school activities for students who are English learners that emphasize language skills and academic achievement;
    • Cultural programs;
    • Telecommunications and technology education programs;
    • Expanded library service hours;
    • Parenting skills programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;
    • Programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled to allow the students to improve their academic achievement;
    • Drug and violence prevention programs and counseling programs;
    • Programs that build skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including computer science, and that foster innovation in learning by supporting nontraditional STEM education teaching methods; and
    • Programs that partner with in-demand fields of the local workforce or build career competencies and career readiness and ensure that local workforce and career readiness skills are aligned with the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (29 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.)

    The GaDOE awards subgrants only to applicants primarily serving students who attend schools with a high concentration of low-income students and families. For the purpose of this application, a high concentration of low-income students and families is defined as a poverty percentage (i.e., the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced price meals) of 40% or greater as determined by school enrollment or the participating attendance area. For additional information on the poverty statistics of eligible schools, please visit

    Competitive priority points will be awarded to those applicants that meet very specific criteria:

    • Proposal is submitted jointly/collaboratively between at least one LEA and at least one other eligible entity. (5 points);
    • Program is proposing to serve participants that attend schools that have been designated as Opportunity, Focus or Priority: Opportunity only Schools 2 points per school, Focus Schools 3 points per school, and Priority Schools 4 points per school (Up to 10 points);
    • Program is proposing to serve participants that attend elementary school(s) that have fewer than 49% of students in grade 3 achieving a Lexile measure equal to or greater than 650 on the Georgia Milestones English Language Arts (ELA) End of Grade (EOG) (CCRPI Achievement Indicator 7) and fewer than 76% of students who miss less than 6 days (CCRPI Achievement Indicator 10). Please note that Priority, Focus, and Opportunity schools (Priority 2) are not eligible to receive this priority (5 points);
    • Program is proposing to serve students from grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 (5 points);
    • Program is proposing to serve participants in a county that is not currently receiving 21st CCLC funding in FY17. (5 points); and
    • Program is proposing to operate a summer program, during each year of the award, for a total number of at least 60 hours for a minimum period of three consecutive weeks during each summer recess. (5 points)

    Funds are used for program implementation, as well as for operating expenses such as:

    • Personnel and personnel benefits;
    • Staff development and training;
    • Consultants, subcontractors and evaluators; and
    • Classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.

    History of Funding

    A list of 2018 grantees can be viewed at:

    Additional Information

    Examples of Unallowable Expenditures
    • Preparation of the proposal: Costs to develop, prepare, and/or write the 21st CCLC proposal cannot be charged to the grant directly or indirectly by either the agency or contractor;
    • Pre-award costs: Pre-award costs may not be charged against the grant. Funds can be used only for activities conducted and costs incurred after the start date of the grant.
    • Entertainment, refreshments, and snacks: A field trip without the approved academic support will be considered entertainment. End-of-year celebrations or food associated with parties or socials are non-allowable expenditures;
    • Unapproved out-of-state or overnight field trips, including retreats and lock-ins;
    • Incentives (e.g., plaques, trophies, stickers, t-shirts, give-a-ways);
    • Advertisements, promotional or marketing items;
    • Decorative items;
    • Purchase of facilities or vehicles (e.g., Buses, Vans, or Cars);
    • Land acquisition;
    • Capital improvements, permanent renovations;
    • Supplanting federal, state, local funds, or other non-federal funds (e.g., using grant dollars to fund summer school classes previously offered and paid for by currently existing district or other funds);
    • Direct charges for items or services that the indirect cost rate covers; and
    • Dues to organizations, federations or societies for personal benefit.


    Nathan Schult

    Nathan Schult
    205 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE
    Atlanta, GA 30334
    (404) 232-1197

  • Eligibility Details

    Any public or private organization is eligible to apply for a 21st CCLC subgrant. Examples of agencies and organizations eligible under the 21st CCLC program include, but are not limited to: Local school districts, also referred to as local educational agencies (LEAs); Charter schools; Indian tribe or tribal organization; Educational consortia; Non-profit agencies; City or county government agencies; Faith and community-based organizations; Institutions of higher education; and For-profit corporations.

    Deadline Details

    The previous deadline to submit Letters of Intent was October 31, 2018. The final deadline to submit applications was January 30, 2019. 

    In evaluating the availability of funding for a new competitive application for this program, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) must forecast its financial commitment to sustaining existing cohorts of 21st CCLC subgrantees. Currently, based on the forecast for the next two fiscal years (FY21 and FY22), the GaDOE anticipates utilizing all new incoming funding from the U.S. Department of Education to sustain two existing cohorts. The first is the FY18 Cohort whose five-year grant cycle ends in FY22, and the second is the FY20 Cohort whose grant cycle ends in FY24. Therefore, at this time, there is no new competitive RFP scheduled for release until late Summer of 2021. If Federal funding levels increase at any time, the availability of an earlier release will be evaluated. The GaDOE will continue to post information regarding any new RFP updates to the 21st CCLC webpage.

    Award Details

    Approximately $27,000,000 is available in total funding. Awards range between $50,000 and $350,000 per year and last for 5 years. All approved applicants will receive 100% of their proposed budget in years 1, 2, and 3. Funding will be reduced to 90% of the original funding level during year 4 and to 80% during year 5.

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