Funding Opportunity: Ohio 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) FY14 RFA

Grant: The 21st CCLC program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The program provides for out of school time academic enrichment opportunities for children who come from economically disadvantaged families and attend low-performing schools to help them meet local and state academic standards in reading and mathematics. Programs will also provide youth development activities such as drug and violence prevention and intervention, art, and music activities, character education, counseling, and recreation to enhance the program’s academic components.

Funder: Ohio Department of Education

Eligibility: Eligible applicants may be Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs). These may include faith based organizations, institutions of higher education, city or county government agencies, for-profit corporations and other public or private entities. A CBO is defined as a public or private for-profit or nonprofit organization that is representative of the community and has demonstrated experience or promise of success in providing educational and related activities that will complement and enhance the academic performance, achievement and positive youth development of students.

Amount: $40 million available with award ranging from $50,000 (minimum) to $200,000 (max)

Contact:  For assistance specific to the 21st CCLC Application, please send your request to 21stCCLC@education.ohio.gov. You may also contact Grant Administrator Nina Pace at 614-387-0344.

Deadline: 4/26/13

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