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84.287 Twenty-First Century Community Learning Centers

AUTHORIZATION:

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title IV, Part B.
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To create community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program is intended to help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that should complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Formula Grants
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Projects funded under this program must be for the purpose of meeting the needs of the residents of rural and inner city communities, through the creation or expansion of community learning centers. This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate which is referenced under 34 CFR 76.564-76.569. For assistance call the Office of Chief Financial Officer/Indirect Cost Group on (202) 708-7770.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   State Departments of Education are eligible for funds under this program.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Residents of all ages within the communities served by the learning centers will benefit, with a focus on school-aged children.

Credentials/Documentation:   No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   An applicant should consult the office or the official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedure:   This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. States must apply for funds either through a program-specific application or by including the program in a consolidated State plan authorized under Title IX of the ESEA. Contact the headquarters office listed below for more information.

Award Procedure:   Contact the program office for this information.

Deadlines:   Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   

The approval time is approximately two to four months.

Appeals:   

Not Applicable.

Renewals:   

Not Applicable.

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ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   

Statutory Formula: Title IV, Part B. Matching Requirements: Funds are allocated to States in proportion to each state's share of funds in the previous fiscal year under Part A of Title I of the ESEA, except that no state may receive less than 0.5 of 1 percent of the amount available to states. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   

Awards are made annually. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Annual progress and financial reports as required by EDGAR. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits:   This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. In accordance with the EDGAR, Appendix to 34 CFR 80, State and local governments that receive financial assistance of $100,000 or more within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made for that year. State and local governments that receive between $25,000 and $100,000 within the State's fiscal year shall have an audit made in accordance with the Appendix to Part 80, or in accordance with Federal laws and regulations governing the programs in which they participate.

Records:   As required by the provisions in EDGAR for direct grant programs. Records related to grant funds, compliance, and performance must be maintained for a period of five years after completion, subject to the exceptions listed in EDGAR 34 CFR 74.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:  

91-1000-0-1-501.

Obligations:   (Project Grants) FY 08 $1,081,166,187; FY 09 est $1,081,166,000; FY 10 est $1,081,166,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  

For Fiscal Year 2016: Range: $549,507 - $132,664,805; Average: $20,000,000.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: Approximately 869,850 students will attend 21st CCLC programs for 30 days or more. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

The regulations applicable to this program are in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, 34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   None.

Headquarters Office:   Sylvia Lyles Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, , Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: sylvia.lyes@ed.gov Phone: (202) 260-2551

Web Site Address:  
http://www.ed.gov/programs/21stcclc/index.html

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: Same as 2008. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

The criteria for selecting proposals under this program include the extent of need for the project, quality of project design, management plan, project and evaluation plan, and adequacy of the resources. (See 34 CFR 75.210 for details.).

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