New Jersey Department of Education

NGO Title: Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program-Cohort 18 Competitive

Division: Educational Services

Office:  Student Support Services

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It is the intent of the 21st CCLC Program to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that:

  • 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, such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students 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.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has established a five-year grant program. This competitive grant program is open to open to all New Jersey non-profit organizations, local education agencies (LEAs), which include charter schools, educational service commissions, jointure commissions, and special services school districts; nonpublic schools; community-based organizations; city or county government agencies; faith-based organizations; institutions of higher education; for-profit agencies; Indian

tribes or tribal organizations; or consortiums of two or more such agencies, organizations, or entities. However, eligibility is limited to those entities 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 LEA to be in need of intervention and support.

Based on the availability of FY23 federal Title IV, Part B Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funds, this first year of this five year grant program will begin September 1, 2022 and will end on August 31, 202

Eligible Agencies: NJ Non-Profit Orgs, LEAs, Nonpublic Schools, Community Based Orgs, Faith Based Orgs, Tribal Orgs, IHEs, For-Profit Orgs, City/County Agencies

Approximate Number of Awards: 10-15  Grant Program: Competitive
Total AMT. Available: $5,500,000               Application Due Date:7/19/2022

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