The 21st CCLC grant is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. These opportunities must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. Centers must also offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs, and literacy and other educational services to their families.

Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant webpage for more grant information and how to apply.