SUSD is Reapplying for the 21st CCLC Grant for the 2020 Five-Year Cycle
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative is the only federally funded source dedicated exclusively to out-of-school-time programs.
Arizona's Title IV, Part B (21st CCLC) program supports student participants in meeting the State’s rigorous academic standards. Funded programs are designed to align with State and school goals and specifically assist targeted students in their school day learning objectives.
Arizona’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers build and sustain comprehensive out-of-school-time programs that provide high-quality academic enrichment opportunities for students attending high-poverty, low-performing schools. These programs meaningfully engage adult family members in helping their children succeed academically.
SUSD Schools that will reapply for the 21st CCLC Grant are:
What are the general 21st CCLC requirements?
- The out of school time 21st CCLC program must complement the regular academic school day.
- After school programs must be implemented according to the original awarded grant proposal.
- After school program staff should work in close collaboration with the regular school day staff and community partners.
- Partnerships and collaborations are required to provide services outlined in the grant and ensure long-term commitments of resources for sustainability.
- Program activities are required to be based on scientifically-based practices that provide evidence that the program activity will help students meet achievement standards.
- All academic enrichment activities are to be aligned to Arizona State Standards, using cross-curricular connections to meet multiple performance objectives.
- Services to the family members of participating students may include family literacy activities and other educational activities in support of students’ academic success.