Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grants

Overview

The 21st CCLC Program is a competitive federal grant for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Community or Faith-Based Organizations (CFBOs) to serve students and their families attending schools with poverty levels of 40 percent or higher outside of regular school hours.
Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the program’s specific purposes are to:

  1. provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students (particularly students in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools) meet State and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading and mathematics;
  2. offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
  3. offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development

Currently, Utah has over thirty 21st CCLC grants, serving over 100 individual school or community sites and over 6,000 students statewide.

Utah State Board of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Program Grant Awards 2018-2019

Utah State Board of Education 21st Century Community Leaning Center (CCLC) Grant Orientation 2018

Evaluation Reports

Afterschool Program Quality Improvement in Utah: Development of a Program Quality Framework

This report includes information from two studies of afterschool program quality in Utah, based on Senate Bill (S.B.) 125, 2017 General Session, focusing on current afterschool program quality improvement practices and recommendations for future quality improvement efforts. S.B. 125 required the Utah State Board of Education to establish rules for high quality afterschool program standards.

Afterschool Program Quality Improvement in Utah Report
University of Utah, Utah Education Policy Center 

21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC): Services and Innovative Practices in Utah 2016-2017

This report include an evaluation of the 21st CCLC program sites. The dual purposes of the evaluation were to examine current 21st CCLC program offerings and identify 21st CCLC sites with exemplary and innovative program practices.

21st Century Community Learning Centers Services and Innovative Practices in Utah
University of Utah, Utah Education Policy Center 

Grant Application Information

Getting a Utah Grants Profile

If your organization does not have a profile with Utah Grants, please complete the form below.

Utah Grants Information for Organizations Interested in the USBE 21st CCLC Grant 2019-2020
Google Forms

Getting Added to the 21st CCLC E-mail Grant List

If you are interested in being added to the e-mail list for the 21st CCLC Grant release, please complete the form below.

Utah Grants Information for Organizations Interested in the USBE 21st CCLC Grant 2019-2020
Google Forms

2019-2020 CCLC Grant Application and Requirements

Grant Information and Requirements

The 21st CCLC grant follows a five-year grant cycle, with budget reductions in year 4 (25% reduction of the original amount) and year 5 (50% reduction of the original amount) of the grant cycle:

  • Example of Grant Cycle: Original Amount Awarded Per Year: $100,000
    • Year 1: $100,000
    • Year 2: $100,000
    • Year 3: $100,000
    • Year 4: $75,000
    • Year 5: $50,000
  • The total funding available for new grants for the 2019-2020 school year is $922,388.49
  • All proposed program sites must be at 40% or more poverty rate (free and reduced lunch rate)
  • The minimum amount for new applications is $100,000
  • The maximum amount for new application is $500,000
  • Each organization can submit one new application and one re-application
  • No more than 7 program sites can be included on one application
  • Must complete all required Utah State Board of Education application documents in either PDF form fill or Excel format
  • Grant budget information must be completed in the Utah Grants system
  • For questions regarding absolute and priority point documentation, refer to the Absolute and Priority Point Information 2019-2020: 21st CCLC Grant document
  • The total amount of points for the application is 239 points

Timeline for Grant Application Process: 

  • Grant Application Open: Week of 04/08/2019
  • Bidders’ Conference: 04/22/2019 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Required Letter of Intent Due: 05/03/2019 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Application Documents Due: 06/05/2019 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Grant Review Period: 06/06/2019 to 07/01/2019
  • Award Notification: Week 07/01/2019
Bidders’ Conference Information

The Bidders’ Conference will be held Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Utah State Board of Education Basement West Conference Room, located at 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The conference provides prospective applicants with a review of the grant application process. The 21st CCLC Grant Bidders' Conference 2019 will be streamed via YouTube . You must sign in with an e-mail to ask questions on the YouTube streaming channel during the Bidders’ Conference.

Letter of Intent Information

A Letter of Intent for the 2019-2020 School Year Application must be submitted by an organization to be considered for funding.

Utah State Board of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant: Required Letter of Intent for 2019-2020 School Year Application
Google Forms

Application Preparation and Submission

All application documents need to be submitted in the Utah Grants management system. The submission in Utah Grants requires a two-step approval process. The application creator must submit the application to the organization’s internal approver and the internal approver must review and submit the application by the deadline.

Application documents must be completed and received in the following formats:

  • Grant Budget: Completed in Utah Grants
  • Grant Application Questions: PDF Form Fill
  • Gap Analysis Form: Excel Form
  • Partnership Letter(s) from District or School (10 Points): PDF, Scanned, and Word Documents
  • Absolute Priority (40% or above poverty rate at each of the proposed program sites) Documentation: Excel, PDF, Scanned, and Word Documents
  • Priority Point Documentation: Excel, PDF, Scanned, and Word Documents
Award Decision Information

Award decisions will be made the week of 07/01/2019. All applicants will be notified of the award decision via phone and e-mail. Organizations awarded funding will receive their official award letter through the Utah Grants management system. Any applicant can request their organization’s grant evaluation rubrics. The protest and appeals process will be discussed at the Bidders’ Meeting and the information discussed will be posted on the 21st CCLC Grant Program webpage.

Please contact Kamille Sheikh to receive the application documents and/or with any questions or concerns.

Contact Us

Kamille Sheikh
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7825 | E-mail

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | E-mail