New Jersey Department of Education

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program-Continuation

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 continuation grant program is open to applicants who were selected through a competitive process in preceding years in Cohorts 14, 15, 16, and 17. Based on the availability of FY23 federal Title IV, Part B

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) funds, this continuation year of this grant program will begin September 1, 2022 and will end on August 31, 2023.

Eligible Agencies: Applicants selected in Year 1 of the Grant

Approximate Number of Awards: 52  Grant Program Type:  Continuation

Total Amt. Available: $22,500,000       Application Due Date:  7/19/2022

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