Oklahoma 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Applications Available

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is pleased to announce the opening of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) competitive grant process for the 2012-2013 school year.

The 21st CCLC programs provide safe and engaging learning opportunities for students during their out- of-school hours. These programs offer academic enrichment activities and services such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, tutoring, health and fitness education, mentoring, service learning, and character education that align with the regular school day.

Eligible applicants must propose to serve students who attend a school site that is eligible for designation as a Title I schoolwide program. To be eligible for this designation at least 40 percent of the students must qualify to receive free or reduced-priced meals through the National School Lunch Program.

Faith-based and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply. A partnership with a local school district is required to be eligible. Local Education Agency (LEA) applicants must demonstrate partnerships with community-based organizations.
Beginning this year, all applications must be completed and submitted through a new ONLINE process.

LEA’s can access the application on the School District Reporting Site.

Non-district applicants must first complete the OSDE Grant Management Credentials Request form. This form allows non-district applicants to gain access to the District Reporting Site. Again, non-district applicants include nonprofit, for-profit, community-based or faith- based organizations, colleges or universities, municipalities or other non-school entities interested in applying.

Forms are due no later than Friday, March 30, 2012 to be eligible to apply for the grant. The grant application submission deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012.

Last updated on March 21, 2012