Health Enhancement and Safety

Funds Available for Local 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 3:27 pm

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is seeking applicants for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program, which provides federal funds to support high-quality programs for academic and enrichment activities for students when school is not in session.  Approximately 88 community sites and 14,000 students across Montana currently benefit from Community Learning Center programs -- that's up from 9,000 students in 2004.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is a limited competitive grant program open to all public or private agencies that serve students in any grade level between pre-K and 12, are from low-income families or who attend a school where 40 percent of the students receive free or reduced price meals.  The families of the students must also be served through the community learning center.  The centers provide a wholesome, family-oriented environment in the community before and after school hours and help keep kids safe and off the streets.

The application deadline is April 30, 2010.

For more information, contact Sandi Smith, 406-444-3519