Application Information

Centers Grant Application

The Arizona Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) office is accountable to the United States Department of Education under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title IV, Part B.

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is not holding a FY18- 21st CCLC grant application competition. Please look back to this page for information regarding an FY19 competition.

New grant application announcements and materials are typically posted in early March. Any inquiries regarding the application may be sent to the 21st CCLC Inbox at [email protected].


  1. If you are interested in preparing for a potential upcoming competition, you may use the application information and resources from the last competition for a guide to begin preparing for a future competition, as they do not generally change too significantly from year to year. That information can be found at the “Downloadable Tools (Cycle 14: Fiscal Year 2017)” Tab on the 21st CCLC Application Information website.
  2. Your efforts in compiling plans for a 21st CCLC application in a future year can provide a strong basis for applying for other funding as well. If you are interested in looking for other funding sources to write for, simply typing in search words like “afterschool funding” “afterschool grants” and the link can lead to funding options that you may wish to pursue.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing 21st CCLC funding.

The ADE 21st CCLC Team