21st CCLC Grantee Resources - Grant Guidance

Sections of ESSA pertaining to Title IV, Part B - 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

The Uniform Guidance (2 C.F.R. § 200) streamlines and consolidates government requirements for receiving and using federal awards so as to reduce administrative burden and improve outcomes. It was published in the Federal Register (79 Fed. Reg. 75871) on December 19, 2014, and became effective for new and continuation awards issued on or after December 26, 2014. Please note the new regulations do not affect grant funds awarded prior to December 26, 2014, unless funds made available under those grants are carried forward into a new Federal fiscal year or a continuation grant.

This page is dedicated to assisting grantees with the implementation of the Uniform Guidance, including through ED-specific training and resources as well as training material produced by OMB.

AmeriCorps Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Education recently issued a letter which states that grantees or subgrantees may use Federal funds, including annually appropriated funds and COVID-19 pandemic relief funds, as matching funds for AmeriCorps programs. The Department fully supports and encourages state and local partnerships with AmeriCorps programs, including many activities in support of student learning and success that are appropriate uses of education funds. For more information on how to use Federal funds for this purpose, please review the Department’s April 1, 2022 letter.

USDE Federal Funds for Conferences and Meetings (use of food)

This guidance provides answers to frequently asked questions about:

  • Using Federal grant (discretionary or formula) funds to host a meeting or conference
  • Using Federal grant funds to pay for food
  • Using Federal grant funds to pay for costs of attending a meeting or conference sponsored by ED or a third party
  • Questions regarding the allowable use of Federal grant funds
Oklahoma State Department of Education guidance for 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.
United States Department of Education guidance for 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.
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Last updated on February 12, 2024