21st CCLC Grant

21st CCLC Grant Overview

This federally-funded program supports afterschool community learning centers that operate primarily on school campuses statewide.  Services include academic intervention and enrichment activities along with a broad array of youth development opportunities.  These after school and summer classes complement the student’s regular school day program.  The 21st CCLC programs mainly serve students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools and their families.  After school programs help students meet the core standards in academic subjects such as language arts and math. In addition, other educational services are offered to family members of students participating in the program in order to further engage parents in their student’s learning and achievement goals.


To assist 21st Century Community Learning Centers in building and sustaining comprehensive out of school time programs that provide high-quality academic enrichment opportunities for all children, and that meaningfully engage adult family members in helping their children succeed academically. 


Important Announcement: The 21st Century Community Learning Centers- Continuing Application for Fiscal Year 2016 is NOT yet available via Grants Management System, accessible through the ADEConnect portal found on the ADE Home Page.

Due to system delays, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers- Continuing Application for Fiscal Year 2016 will NOT be available online via the Grants Management System until early May 2015.

The 21st CCLC Team highly recommends that you download the Word Document of FY 2016 21st CCLC Continuing Application to begin work on the continuing application.  Application information can be transferred in the Grants Management System (GME) once the application becomes available online.  This strategy will allow you to gather the needed information immediately.

Please check this page after May 4th for an update.  If you have any questions about the 21st CCLC Continuing Application, contact your 21st CCLC Program Specialist.

Click here for 21st Century Community Learning Centers- Continuing Application.


It’s that time again!    We are currently taking applications for Peer Reviewers to read and score 21st Century Community Learning Centers applications for the 2015-2016 school year.  Ideal candidates have knowledge of this important funding and have experience in education.  All are welcome to apply but only top applicants will be chosen.  The final selection will depend on the number of grant applications submitted.

  ****Change for Peer Review 2015****

Peer Reviewers will independently evaluate applications on-line at their own location (home, office, library, etc).  You will have one week to complete the application review process on approximately 10 applications.  All peer reviewers must have computer and internet access.

 Peer Review Timeline for 2015:

 March 30, 2015 Peer Review Application Available
April 20, 2015 Peer Review Application DUE
 May 11, 2015 Notification of selected Peer Reviewers
 May 18, 2015 On-line Peer Review Training OPENS (training and quiz)
May 29, 2015 Quiz and Peer Reviewer Paperwork must be submitted by 5:00p.m.
 June 1 – 8, 2015 Peer Review Week
 June 8, 2015 Scan, Fax, Send, or Hand Deliver hard copy score sheets to ADE

Compensation: $1,000 to review and score approximately 10 applications + $50 for extra costs (postage, printing, shredding, transportation, etc).

Commitment:  Peer Reviewers must be able to commit to completing the Peer Review process.  NO exceptions will be made.

To be considered:

Notification:  Selected Peer Reviewer will be notified no later than May 11, 2015.

Thank you for your interest in ensuring that the providers of 21st CCLC are of the highest quality in offering Extended Learning Opportunities for Arizona students and their families.

 The funding application for FY16 21st Century Community Learning Centers Cycle 13-New is now OPEN

Please go to the 21st CCLC Application Website at http://www.azed.gov/century-learning-centers/application-information/  to access necessary tools as well as for any questions.  LEAs who have previously updated an application in Word document form can copy/paste information into the online Grants Management system application.    Deadline for application submission is May 04, 2015 at 5:00pm.
For program information regarding this grant please contact ADE 21st CCLC via email at 21stCCLC@azed.gov.  For Grants Management system assistance please contact Grants Management at 602.542.3901 or via email at grantsmanagementgroup@azed.gov.