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Purpose: Under Title IV, Part B of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) are defined as centers that offer academic remediation and enrichment activities in tandem with a broad array of other enrichment activities in the areas of arts and culture, youth development, and physical activity to students and their adult family members when school is not in session. The purpose of the 21st CCLC program is to supplement the education of students in grades 4-12, who attend schools eligible for Title I schoolwide programs or schools where a minimum of 30 percent of students are from low-income families. The program aims to assist students in attaining the skills necessary to meet New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards. Therefore, all 21st CCLC programs must provide participating students with academic enrichment opportunities that complement the regular school day. New Jersey’s 21st CCLC program is comprised of 55 grantees, providing services at 148 sites throughout the state. Grantees include local education agencies (LEAs), non-profit, for-profit, community-based, and faith-based organizations, operating solely or in partnership with other agencies. The continuation project year for cohorts 2 and 3 is July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009. Per federal regulations, the 2008 – 2009 project year constitutes the final year of funds available for Cohort 2 and 3 grantees.
Eligible Agencies: Eligibility to apply for this 21st CCLC continuation grant is limited to the currently-funded agencies listed in Appendix A of the Notice of Grant Opportunity document.
|Approximate Number of Awards: 32||Grant Program Type: Continuation|
|Total Amt. Available: $15,400,000||Application Due Date: 3/13/2008|