June 26, 2012 (X) Action Required
Due Date: August 13, 2012
MEMORANDUM NO. 039-12M SECONDARY EDUCATION AND STUDENT SUPPORT
TO: Educational Service District Superintendents
School District Superintendents
School Building Principals
School Public Relations Professionals
Administrators of Approved Private Schools
FROM: Randy I. Dorn, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
RE: 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Competition
CONTACT: Jeff Soder, 21st CCLC Program Supervisor
Phone: (360) 725-6059, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TTY: (360) 664-3631
The purpose of this bulletin is to announce the availability of the federal 21st Century Community
Learning Center (CCLC) grants. The Request for Proposals will be available June 30, 2012, on
the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) CCLC Web site at
Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the law’s
purposes are to:
1. Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to
help students (particularly students in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-
performing schools) meet state and local student performance standards in core
academic subjects such as reading and mathematics.
2. Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as
youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling
programs, art/music, recreation programs, technology education programs, and
MEMORANDUM NO. 039-12M SE&SS
June 26, 2012
character education programs that are designed to reinforce and complement the
regular academic program of participating students.
3. Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for literacy
and related educational development.
Available funding is approximately $4 million. Grants are funded with a minimum amount of
$50,000 annually for up to five years.
The federal legislation sets selection and funding priorities to award grants only to applicants
that propose to serve:
Students who primarily attend schools eligible for schoolwide programs under section
1114 of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA); or
Schools that serve a high percentage of students from low-income families; and
The families of the student participants.
Applicants should address the following elements:
Proposal to target services to students who attend schools that have been identified as
in need of improvement under Section 1116 of Title I of the ESEA.
Joint submittal by a school district receiving Title I funds and at least one community-
based or faith-based organization, or other public or private entity.
Focus on improving proficiency in reading and mathematics.
Alignment of content with local content standards as well as the state’s academic
Participation fees will be allowable, provided that the grant application includes a description of
how the project will charge fees and what consideration will be given to low-income students.
Programs that charge fees may not prohibit any family from participating due to their financial
Grant funds must be used in a manner consistent with all the requirements of the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act, as amended in No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, and must be
used only to supplement, not supplant, any federal, state, or local dollars available to support
extended learning including CCLC grants received directly from U.S. Department of Education.
The CCLC Request for Proposal will be available on OSPI’s CCLC Web site beginning June 30,
2012. Complete instructions for submitting an application through iGrant will be included. To be
considered for funding, applications are due August 13, 2012, at 4 pm.
MEMORANDUM NO. 039-12M SE&SS
June 26, 2012
Request for Proposal will become available on the
CCLC Web site June 30, 2012
Bidders Webinar July 10, 2012 (9 am–12 pm)
(A recording will be posted on the CCLC Web site)
Applications must be submitted via iGrants August 13, 2012 by 4 pm
Successful applicants will be notified August 31, 2012
Program implementation may begin September 15, 2012
Funds become available September 15, 2012
Programs must start by October 15, 2012
First fiscal year September 1, 2012–August 30, 2012
For questions about the CCLC grant request for proposal, please contact Jeff Soder in Student
Support at email@example.com or (360) 725-6049. OSPI’s TTY line is (360) 664-3631.
Alan Burke, Ed.D.
SECONDARY EDUCATION AND STUDENT SUPPORT
OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national
origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the
presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a
disability. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Equity and Civil Rights Director at
(360) 725-6162 or P.O. Box 47200 Olympia, WA 98504-7200.