21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Continuation Grant: Cohort 4 & 5

Division: Student Services
Office: Educational Support Services

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Purpose: The vision for New Jersey’s 21st CCLC Program is to develop high quality out-of-school time programs through community learning centers that provide services not just to the child but to the entire family unit. Additionally, in support of the Governor Corzine’s Safe Streets and Neighborhoods initiative announced in September 2007, this funding supports localities interested in implementing the strategies found in the Governor’s initiative. The provision of services through 21st CCLC Programs throughout the state will: Increase students’ academic achievement by offering high-quality supplemental services in core academic areas such as reading and mathematics, and enrichment activities including arts and culture, youth development, and physical activity; Increase positive student behavior by infusing character education into the program; Engage adult family members of participating students through participation in an array of parental involvement activities; and Establish and maintain partnerships and collaborative relationships to ensure participants’ access to all available resources through coordinated efforts. Currently, New Jersey’s 21st CCLC Program is comprised of 46 grantees throughout the state. Grantees include local education agencies (LEAs), non-profit, for-profit, community-based, and faith-based organizations, operating solely or in partnership with other agencies.

Eligible Agencies: Eligibility to apply for this 21st CCLC continuation grant is limited to the currently-funded agencies listed in Appendix A of the Notice of Grant Opportunity document.

Approximate Number of Awards: 14 Grant Program Type: Continuation
Total Amt. Available: $6,700,000 Application Due Date: 4/30/2009