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Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Louisiana

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Louisiana Department of Education


    Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended, the specific purposes of the 21st CCLC program are to provide a wide range of academic and personal enrichment services to: (1) students who primarily attend schools eligible for school-wide programs under section 1114, or schools that serve a high percentage of students from low-income families, and (2) the families of these students. As per federal law, services must be based on specific student and community needs (e.g., income levels, educational levels, teen pregnancy rates, juvenile detention rates) that impact the target population.

    21st Century Community Centers shall be located in elementary or secondary schools or other similarly accessible facilities. In Louisiana, it is strongly recommended that the Contractor establish a center at the local elementary or secondary school to be served. An LEA may provide access to school facilities.

    • The term œcommunity learning center means an entity that assists students in meeting state and local academic achievement standards in core academic subjects by providing students with opportunities for academic enrichment activities and a broad array of other activities before, and after school or periods when school is not in session (such as before and after school, on weekends, or during the summers). Contractors must provide enriched high-quality after-school programming.

    Each Contractor shall use the funds to carry out a broad array of before, or after-school activities (or activities during other times when school is not in session) that advance student achievement. Contractors shall provide activities within the following list:

    • Remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs, including providing additional assistance to students to allow the students to improve their academic achievement; examples of activities that will help students meet Louisianas student academic achievement standards, to include State Standards, STEM, ACT Prep, End of Course Testing, Advance Placement Test Prep, and scientifically based research that provides program effectiveness, Credit recovery for high school students;
      • Mathematics and science education activities;
      • Arts and music education activities;
      • Entrepreneurial education programs;
      • Tutoring services (including those provided by senior citizen volunteers) and mentoring programs;
      • Programs that provide after-school activities for limited English proficient students that emphasize language skills and academic achievement;
      • Recreational activities;
      • Telecommunications and technology education programs;
      • Expanded library service hours;
    • Programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy. Adult family members of students participating in a community learning center may participate in educational services or activities appropriate for adults. In particular, local programs may offer services to support parental engagement and family literacy. Services may be provided to families of students to advance the students academic achievement. However, programs shall be open only to adults who are family members of participating children. Activities targeting adult family members may take place during regular school hours, as these times may be the most suitable for serving these populations;
    • Programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled, to allow the students to improve their academic achievement;
    • Drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, and character education programs; and
    • Salaries: For 21st CCLC Project Director, Program Manager, and Site Coordinators (reasonable and in line with industry standard) Tutors and Paraprofessionals;
    • Contractors;
    • Independent evaluator;
    • Criminal Background Checks;
    • Supplies and materials required for the 21st CCLC program;(Program Curriculum must be approved by LDOE prior to purchase)
    • Computer hardware and software required for the 21st CCLC program upon LDOE approval;
    • Travel to LDOE approved/required 21st CCLC trainings, conferences, and workshops;
    • Transporting students home following 21st CCLC activities;
    • Rent Prorated and upon LDOE approval;
    • Utilities Prorated and upon LDOE approval;
    • Parent Involvement Activity costs (including meeting supplies cost of guest speakers, etc.¦);
    • Educational field trips: Upon LDOE approval must have the ability to improve students grades, State Testing and or bring awareness to college and careers. Lesson plans, sample student surveys, and sample student essays are required;
    • Advertisement: Only for the recruitment of personnel required for the performance of a Federal award and the procurement of goods and services for the performance of a Federal award;
    • Game systems and game cartridges

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Unallowable Expenditures include:

    • The costs to develop, prepare, and/or write the 21st CCLC proposal;
    • Purchase of land and buildings and costs of new construction, renovation, or capital improvements to existing facilities;
    • Mechanized or motorized vehicles of any kind;
    • Entertainment (including movies, end-of-year celebrations, or food refreshments and snacks associated with parties or socials);
    • Out-of-state or overnight field trips, including retreats, lock-ins, etc.;
    • Purchase of furniture for the program or administrative staff (desk sets, computer lab furniture, tables, chairs etc.);
    • Dues to organizations, federations or societies and personal benefits;
    • Incentives for students or parents (e.g., plaques, trophies, stickers, t-shirts, give-a-ways);
    • Advertisements, Promotional or Marketing Items (flags, banners, radio advertisements, event planning);
    • Dining out for business meetings or lunches;
    • Decorative Items;
    • Purchase of Facilities or vehicles (e.g., Buses, Vans, or Cars);  
    • Land acquisition;
    • Capital Improvements, Permanent Renovations;
    • Supplanting Federal, state, or local funds (e.g., using grant dollars to fund summer school classes previously offered and paid for by district or other funds);
    • Direct charges for items/services that the indirect cost rate covers


    Kenya Jenkins

    Kenya Jenkins
    1201 North Third Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243
    (877) 453-2721

  • Eligibility Details

    Local educational agencies (LEA), community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, other public or private entities, or a consortia of such agencies, organizations, or entities shall be eligible to receive funds to provide services to low-income students and their families. Individual public schools shall not submit a proposal. They must apply through an LEA or other eligible entities and will be funded in only one contract. Public charter schools are eligible to apply for 21st CCLC funding.

    Deadline Details

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    Award Details

    Approximately $18,000,000 is to be available in FY 2018. Applicants may request funds ranging from $50,000 to $800,000. Proposers may use up to $1500 per student. The grant award will be for 36 months. Regardless of the size of the grant, proposed costs must be reasonable and necessary to carry out the programs purposes and objectives. 


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