COVID-19 Waiver


This waiver will provide local programs with more flexibility to meet community needs related to COVID-19 by allowing for the use of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) funds to support programming when schools are currently operating. This waiver requires that modified programming align with the spirit of the subgrantee’s original approved application and is supplemental in nature. Programs are required to submit an application for this flexibility to Michelle Cusey at 


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



Upcoming Events

Online Professional Development 

Dec. 10 at 11am- LIVE with Y4Y Presents: Bringing Mindfulness to Out-of-School Time Register Here!

Dec. 15 & 17 at 11am- Implementing Project Based Learning with Y4Y Register Here!

Jan. 7 at 9am- MT 21st CCLC Networking Join Here! (No Registration Needed)


Personal Protective Equipment 

Re-opening Plan Proposal 

Additional professional development can be found on our professional development web page.


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