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  21st Century Community Learning Center

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. OSPI oversees the administration of the federal grant, Title IV Part B, which funds 21st Century programs for our students.

Program Guidance
Non-regulatory guidance from the Department of Education

Professional Development
Trainings and materials around Washington state

Grant Management
Cost principles, Compliance, Performance Assessment Report, iGrants

Program Evaluations and Accountability
Grantee link to evaluation resources for 21st Century programs, including accountability reports and program evaluations

You for Youth (Y4Y) - Visit the U.S. Dept. of Education's online community for 21st CCLC practitioners. Resources listed here are considered promising or best practices.

What is a Community Learning Center?

A community learning center offers academic, artistic, and cultural enrichment opportunities to students and their families during non-school hours (before or after school) or periods when school is not in session (including holidays, weekends or summer recess). According to section 4201(b)(1) of the program statute, a community learning center assists students in meeting state and local academic achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics, by providing the students with opportunities for academic enrichment. Centers also provide students with a broad array of other activities – such as drug and violence prevention, counseling, art, music, recreation, technology, and character education programs – during periods when school is not in session. Community learning centers must also serve the families of participating students, e.g., through family literacy programs.

What's New

Informal Solicitation


Bidders Conference Event Dates and Locations

21st Century Community Learning Center Bidders Conference Presentation

Q&A Virtual Bidders Conference

Request for Proposals

Scoring Rubric

2019-20 Grantee Activity Calendar

  1. April 10, 2019, 8:30-10:30, Virtual Zoom Meeting No registration required.
  2. April 16, 2019, 8am-12pm-Four Points by Sheraton, Bellingham Hotel and Conference Center, 714 Lakeway Dr Bellingham WA 98229 REGISTER HERE
  3. April 17, 2019, 8am-12pm-Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way, Suite 102 Wenatchee WA 98801 REGISTER HERE
  4. April 18, 2019, 8am-12pm-Center Place Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place Spokane WA 99216 REGISTER HERE


21st CCLC Grant Competition

2018-19 Scoring Rubric


   Updated 4/1/2019

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