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21st Century Learning Centers

A formula grant to support community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.


Eligible Applicants:

  • States

Eligible Community Violence Intervention Programs:

  • Street Outreach
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Youth Engagement and Employment

2021 Grant Overview

Fund Amount: $1,259,673,000

Maximum Award Amount: $148,460,316 to California (Allocations determined by formula)

Total Number of Anticipated Recipients: Approximately 56

Solicitation Priorities:

  • States must give priority to applications that are jointly submitted by a local educational agency and a community-based organization or other public or private entity

How to Apply

Most recent solicitation: 2021

Agency: Department of Education

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