After-School and Summer Programs

21st Century Community Learning Centers

The 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 101 high needs communities across the state. Programs are expected to complement, but not duplicate the school day. Annual or semi-annual grant competitions are held to support this vision.

21st CCLC Grant Competition

    The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Grant Application is open for the purpose of providing high-quality afterschool and summer learning opportunites.  Applications are due February 4, 2020 in the GMS system.  2019-2020 Applicant team meetings will be held on the days listed below from 9:00AM-3:00PM.  Key information will be presented and there will be time after 1:00PM for team planning and individual assistance.

    • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - CAPS Training Center, 32 College Street, Montpelier, VT
    • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - Franklin Conference Center (Howe Center), 1 Scales Avenue, Rutland, VT

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    Email Emanuel Betz, 21st CCLC State Coordinator, or call (802) 479-1396.

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    Secretary Daniel M. French
    219 North Main Street, Suite 402
    Barre, VT 05641

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