2020 Competition Details

The Montana Office of Public Instruction has determined a competition will not be held in the year 2020 for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers.  Due to all funds being awarded in previous years a competition will not be held.  If funds any funds become available, they will be used for supplemental grants for current sub-grantees.  Montana currently has 29 grantees and 91 centers operating across the state.  The grant cycle is 5 years.  For more information, please contact michelle.cusey@mt.gov or 406-444-3519.


COVID-19 Information

The Governor released a directive on April 22 with provisions for a phased re-opening of Montana. Schools are able to re-open on May 7 and may continue providing distance learning or a mixed-delivery model. This new directive essentially returns education back to local control by districts. 

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers should consult with the school district they partner with to decide how to move forward with programming for the remainder of the school year as well as summer programming. Programs should also continue to consult with their local health authorities in decision-making as well as the additional guidelines in the Governor’s directive.

OPI's Re-opening Montana Schools Information Page

21 APR Guidance


If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to Michelle Cusey



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