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Grants & Guidance

This page provides current information on grant opportunities, awards and resources in Oregon Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program. 

Announcement of Competitive Grant: 21st CCLC Request For Application (RFA)

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is pleased to announce the 2018 21st CCLC Request for Applications. The application package contains the guidelines to follow when applying for a grant under this program.

Application Deadline

May 4, 2018 via email to Ann Kaltenbach by 5:00 PM.

Application Assistance

Eligible Applicants

The 21st CCLC program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Grants are awarded through a competitive process to Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith-Based Organizations, and other private or public entities, or a consortium of these entities to provide comprehensive community learning center services.

Purpose of Funding

The 21st CCLC grants support the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

For any additional questions, please contact: Office Specialist Ann Kaltenbach at 503-947-5641; or Education Specialist Raquel Gwynn at 503-947-5785.

21st CCLC Cohort #3 Grantees - Year #5 Awards 2017-18

The Oregon Department of Education has announced the awarding of Year #5 funds for all 22 current Title IV-B grantees for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program.

  • Contact Info Cohort #3, Year #5, 2017-18 Grantees & School sites
  • ODE 2013 Grant Application Template: This document is the 2013 Request for Proposal (RFP) used in competition for Oregon’s 2013 - 2018 grant awards, based on the 2001 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislative renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Oregon’s next competitive application opportunity, scheduled for early 2018, will be based on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the ESEA re-authorization signed by the President in December, 2015.

21st CCLC Side-by-Side: NCLB & ESSA

This document compares the statutes of the 2001 NCLB 21st CCLC federal legislation with the 2015 ESSA 21st CCLC federal legislation. Language removed from NCLB is shaded (in blue) and language added in ESSA is shaded (in yellow). This document supplies interested community learning center providers, partners and stakeholders with a comparison to help statewide and local communication, planning and preparation efforts for transition to ESSA implementation. The document is intended to serve as a working document that has been reviewed yet may not be fully error or omission-free. 

21st CCLC Non-Regulatory Guidance

This federal resource document is designed to help State educational agencies (SEAs) and eligible public and private schools and organizations throughout the country understand how they can successfully participate in this important initiative. 

Statewide Evaluations

Title IV-B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) includes the requirement that State Education Agencies receiving funds shall conduct periodic evaluation of programs and activities carried out under this part and will make public dissemination of the results. 

The American Institutes of Research (AIR) completed the statewide evaluation of Oregon 21st CCLC programs in October 2012. Below are found their principal reports from this work: 

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