21st CCLC Grant

Important Announcement:  NEW date for Availability of 21st Century Community Learning Centers- New Application via Grants Management System (GME) through the ADEConnect portal found on the ADE Home Page.

Due to a vendor system issue, the 21st Century Community Learning Centers – New Application will be available in Grants Management System (GME) accessible via the ADEConnect Portal found on the ADE website Home page after March 18th, 2015.
The 21st CCLC Team highly recommends you use the Downloadable Tools (found at the bottom of this page) to begin work on your New Application.   Application information can be transferred into the Grants Management System (GME) once the application becomes available online.  This strategy allows you to immediately begin the writing process without delay. 
Please check this page and the Grants Management System (GME) on March 18th for an update.  If you have any issues with the online application process, contact the ADE Grants Management staff at 602-542-3901 or via email at grantsmanagementgroup@azed.gov


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. 

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