INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today announced the funding recipients of the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program. Over $10 million will be allocated to 45 out-of-school learning programs, including 16 new to the program, and 29 that have been renewed.
“Funding provided by the 21st Century Community Program is critical in addressing low student achievement,” said Sate Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick. “We are pleased to partner with the awarded recipients as we work to accelerate out-of-school learning and build local-level capacity.”
The 21st CCLC grant is continued through implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as authorized in Title IV, Part B. Twenty-first CCLC funds help support local programs providing a safe and enriching learning environment to bolster regular school-day learning and programming. In addition, parent, family, and community engagement activities also receive support. Activities implemented by current grantees include, but are 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. Further, funding is made available to support the awarded programs, students, and staff for the next four years.
Funds are awarded through a competitive process to a select group of applicants, demonstrating a strong commitment to expanding high-quality out-of-school programming.
For more information regarding the 21st CCLC Program, including a list of awarded grantees, please visit: www.doe.in.gov/21stcclc.