New Jersey Department of Education

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers-Competitive

Division: Field Services
Office: Student Support Services

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The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC), is a federally funded program. Its purpose is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that: will serve students in grades three through 12 who primarily attend schools implementing comprehensive or targeted support and improvement activities under section ESSA 1111(d); or other schools determined by the local educational agency to be in need of intervention and support. Programs are expected to:


  • increase academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards;
  • offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
  • offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development. but limited to those that


This NGO covers the first year of a five- year grant program open to LEAs, nonpublic schools, community-based organizations; city or county government agencies’ faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education; for-profit agencies, or consortiums thereof. Based on the availability of federal resources, this first year of this grant program will begin September 1, 2020 and will end on August 31, 2021.


Eligible Agencies: LEAs, non-public schools, community based orgs, non-profit agencies, for profits agencies, faith based orgs, IHEs, city/county agencies

Approximate Number of Awards: 5-10 

Grant Program Type: Competitive 

Total Amt. Available: $2,000,000 

Application Due Date: 6/16/2020 


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