21st CCLC Application Information

The Arizona Department of Education will determine if a competition will take place in the Spring of 2015.   This will be determined if and when Federal Funds are released to the Arizona Department of Education.  Please check this website on March 1st, 2015 for an update.  Here is a timeline from Spring 2014 competition and other information about the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.
The purpose of the 21st Century Community-Learning Center (21stCCLC) Grant is to establish school site learning centers that provide students with standards-based academic enrichment classes and opportunities with focused assistance in math, reading and writing during out-of-school time.  Entities eligible to apply for this discretionary funding include any public or private organization.  Any agency which is not a school must partner with the school serving the students targeted for assistance where at least 40% of the students qualify for free/reduced meals.
*Funding is based on receipt of federal funds to ADE. In the event that funding is decreased, a proportional decrease will be made to all awardees.      

21st CCLC Cycle 12 Grant Notification Letter


MARCH 2015 21st   CCLC Application Notification
March 2015 Application   and Downloads available on-line on Grant Management Enterprise Web-page http://www.azed.gov/grants-management/
March 2015 ADE   Grants Management Enterprises (GME) Application Training available for   online process in Phoenix, AZ.
May 2015 Application   and Forms A, B, C, D, & E are DUE online   to ADE Grant Management Enterprise by 5:00:00 p.m.
August 2015 Grant   awards announced
October 2015 New   Grantees First Payment

Eligible Applicant(s)


Any public or private organization is eligible to apply as long as the partner is with a qualifying school.  Examples of agencies and organizations include, but are not limited to:

  • Non-profit agencies
  • City or county government agencies
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Community-based organizations
  • Institution of higher education
  • For profit corporations

Eligible sub-recipients may receive 21st CCLC grant funding not more than five years contingent upon availability of funds, the completion of an annual Request for Application (RFA) in grants management, and meeting all conditions set forth within the RFA under which funding was provided.


Total Funding Amount/Approximate Number of Awards 

The number of awards and the award amount will be based on the final US Department of Education (USED) award notification and number of quality proposals approved. Grants funded by the 21st CCLC program may supplement, but NOT supplant, existing out-of-school funding or programs. Proposals will be reviewed pending successful completion of ALL required components as specified in the Request for Application (RFA). In the event that anticipated federal funding is decreased, a proportional decrease will be made to all awardees.

The award will be for five consecutive years, with applicants receiving 100% funding for each of the first three years of the program, followed by a 25% reduction in original funding in year four and a 50% reduction in original funding in year five. Continued funding throughout the five years is pending satisfactory performance by the sub-grantees as evaluated by the program office in the Arizona Department of Education and compliance with all grant requirements. The sub-grantees will be required to complete Renewal Applications for the four consecutive years. Funded programs will not be permitted to reduce the quantity or quality of services, the number of regular attendees, or the length of operation to account for reduced funding.

Applicants must apply for a minimum of $50,000 and a maximum of $120,000 in the first year.

Online Application

Please read the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Cycle 12 Grant Application Fact Sheets carefully before completing the online application. You may find this and other downloadable documents below under Downloadable Tools.

Online Application Training 

Training will be offered by ADE Grants Management Enterprises (GME) on the online application process.   To register please click here ADE Calendar of Events


 Downloadable Tools

  1. WORD form – 21st CCLC Cycle 12 Grant Application
  2. 21st CCLC Cycle 12 Fact Sheets
  3. Budget Planning Tool
  4. Grant Consideration Rubric
  5. Program Planning Tool
  6. Partner Planning Tool
  7. Non-Regulatory Guidance
  8. USFR Chart of Accounts
  9. Cost Principles Matrix
  10. 40 Developmental Assets
  11. Family Enagement Practices for Academic Achievement
  12. Principles of Effectiveness
  13. Standards and Rubrics for School Improvement
  14. Writing SMART Outcome Objectives (PowerPoint Presentation)
  15. Writing SMART, Short-term Outcome Objectives

Other Resources


Contact Information

21st CCLC Unit
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin #24
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Director: Cindy Trejo