Posted: Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:05am Updated: Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:59am

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) program is a federally-funded program that provides at-risk students a safe environment during non-school hours. This program may have one or multiple centers/sites which may be located in schools, community facilities, or faith-based facilities. All centers must provide a range of high-quality services to support regular school-day academics and development, including, but not limited to: tutoring and mentoring, academic enrichment (e.g. homework assistance, reading, math, science, and technology programs), service learning, character education, physical education and recreational activities, and dropout prevention. The 21st CCLC program must also engage adult family members in actively participating with students through educational and personal development opportunities.


IDOE’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) is accepting applications for grant funding. A link to the Request For Proposals is below.

Interested participants may submit an Intent to Apply form by September 23, 2016. This form is located on Page 4 of the RFP Application.

Technical Assistance will be provided to support completion of grant applications. Join a Technical Assistance webinar:

  • RFP - Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 10 AM (EST) , click here
  • Program Evaluation - Thursday, September 22, 2016, 10 AM (EST), click here
  • Fiscal Processes - Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10 AM (EST), click here

Email RFP questions to by Friday, September 30, 2016, 12:00 PM EST.
Responses will be posted to the website before/by Friday, October 7, 2016, 12:00 PM EST.

All proposal applications are due on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 4:30 PM (EST). Applications postmarked or date stamped after this date will not be accepted.

T.A. Webinars

RFP  Resources

RFP Workshops

General Grantee Information

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Standards and Regulations


Program Evaluation

Nutrition Resources

Data Collection

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Additional Resources

Afterschool Websites