South Carolina Department of Education - 21st CCLC
- Youth Development, Youth Programs
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The South Carolina Department of Education is accepting applications for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.
The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is to provide funds for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that:
(1) provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools meet state and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading, mathematics, and science;
(2) offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities; drug and violence prevention programs; counseling programs; art, music, and recreation programs; technology education programs; and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
(3) offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
The following activities are allowable:
- remedial education and academic enrichment learning programs, including additional assistance to students to allow them to improve their academic achievement;
- mathematics and science education;
- career exploration and readiness;
- arts and music education;
- entrepreneurial education;
- tutoring and mentoring (including services provided by senior citizen volunteers);
- language skills and academic achievement for limited English proficient students;
- nutrition, wellness, health, and recreation;
- telecommunications and technology education;
- expanded library service hours;
- parental involvement and family literacy for adults who are family members of participating students;
- assistance to enable students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled to improve their academic achievement;
- drug and violence prevention, counseling, and character education; and
- readiness services to prepare pre-kindergarten students for success in school.
A pre-application technical assistance webinar will be offered via Adobe Connect on January 23 at 10:00 am. Register in advance to attend.
Single public school district, individual public schools, private schools, charter schools, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and other public or private entities may apply. All applicants must meet the criteria associated with either a joint applicant or a consortium to be considered for funding.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 1/19/2024
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