After-School and Summer Programs

Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program has been funding high quality after-school and summer learning programs since 1998. Poverty, opportunity gaps, and unmet academic need drive the program’s purpose. Vermont's 21st CCLC program supports students' learning and interests through diverse and engaging programming using multiple approaches and curricula. Programs are delivered through schools and community partnerships for grades K-12. Annually, approximately 12,100 youth and 5,700 regular attendees are served in 100 high needs communities across the state. Programs are expected to complement, but not duplicate the school day. Annual competitions are held to support this vision as funds are available.

21st CCLC Grant Competition

    The 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant application for the purpose of providing high quality afterschool and summer programs was released on September 8, 2021. Proposals will be due in AOE’s Grants Management System by 4:30 PM on February 4, 2022. For a grant to be accepted, an E-Intent to Apply Form must be submitted by November 24th, 4:30p.m. See the RFA link below for all information including October applicant trainings and key dates. You may also utilize a quick eligibility checker. On-going competition resources will be posted below the RFA link.


    Previous Grant Competitions

    Recent 21st CCLC Guidance

    Please visit the COVID-19 Guidance for Vermont Schools webpage for a complete list of AOE guidance related to COVID-19.

    General Grantee Information & Requirements

    Financial Information

    Additional Resources



    Email Emanuel Betz, 21st CCLC State Coordinator, or call (802) 828-6977.

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