21st Century Community Learning Centers (Government Grant)

Primary Contact: 
Robert Stonehill
Type of Funder: 
Areas of Interest: 
Areas of Interest Description: 

The purpose of this program is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending lowperforming
schools. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and
State academic standards in subjects such as reading and math. In addition, 21st Century Community Learning Centers
programs provide youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, technology education programs,
art, music and recreation programs, counseling, and character education to enhance the academic component of the
program. These activities must be offered during periods when school is not in session, such as before and after school,
summer, weekends, and holidays.

Community-based organizations and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply provided they meet all statutory and
regulatory requirements. Local education agencies may also apply and are strongly encouraged to partner with communitybased
organizations, including faith-based organizations.

Geographic Focus: 
Total Annual Giving: 

FY 2006 Appropriation: $981,166,000

Application Procedures: 

Application Deadline: States are responsible for setting the application deadline. Please check with the point of contact
below for State contact information.