The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant funds to be awarded to school divisions and eligible organizations to support the implementation of community learning centers that will assist student learning and development.  Funding for this program is provided through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended.

The Department will fund projects that provide significantly expanded learning opportunities for children and youth and that will assist students in meeting or exceeding state and local standards in core academic subjects.  Applicants eligible to submit a proposal for this competition are school divisions, nonprofit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit corporations.

Priority points will be given to those applicants that:

  • Jointly submit applications between at least one local school division and at least one public or private community organization;
  • Propose to serve students in schools that either are a priority school, focus school, or not fully accredited;
  • Propose to serve students in middle or high schools; and/or
  • Propose to serve schools with a free and reduced price lunch eligibility of 75 percent or greater.

Applicants are encouraged to consult extensively with parents, community organizations, businesses, arts and cultural organizations, and other youth development agencies, and to work in meaningful collaboration to develop 21st Century Community Learning Centers. 

Technical assistance workshops are scheduled as outlined below.

Workshops

Location

Date

Registration

Workshop

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg 
50 Kingsmill Road 
Williamsburg, Virginia  23185

Tuesday, 
March 6, 2018

8:30 a.m.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Workforce Development and Conference Center
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College 
Richmond, Virginia

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

8:30 a.m.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Roanoke Higher Education Center
108 N. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, Virginia 24016

Thursday, 
March 8, 2018

8:30 a.m.

9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Registration information and workshop locations are included in Attachment A.  School divisions and eligible organizations interested in attending one of the workshops should submit a registration form no later than Friday, February 23, 2018.

Applications for 21st CCLC competitive grant funds must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018.  The application can be downloaded at:  http://www.doe.virginia.gov/federal_programs/esea/title4/part_b/index.shtml.

Required hard copy documents should be sent by overnight carrier or hand delivered to: 

  • Ms. Marsha Granderson, Education Specialist
    Office of Program Administration and Accountability
    Virginia Department of Education
    James Monroe Building, 23rd Floor
    101 North 14th Street
    Richmond, Virginia  23219

or mailed to:

  • Ms. Marsha Granderson, Education Specialist
    Office of Program Administration and Accountability
    Virginia Department of Education
    P. O. Box 2120
    Richmond, Virginia  23218-2120

Certain electronic documents, as specified in the application instructions, may be sent either on a compact disc or flash drive with the hard copy documents that require original signatures, or they can be emailed to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Ms. Granderson at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or (804) 786-1993.

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Attachments:

  1. Regional RFP Technical Assistance Workshops Registration Form-This is a Word document.