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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) and ESSER II Out-of-School Time (E2 OST) Programs

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New 21st CCLC Cohort IX and ESSER II OST Cohorts Subgrantees Awarded!

The new Cohorts of 21st CCLC and ESSER II OST (E2 OST) began on July 1, 2021. Cohort IX and E2 OST represent 37 organizations (school districts, community base organizations, and institutions of higher education), serving 78 centers/schools. They represent a broad spectrum of various organizations, regions of Colorado, student populations, and urban/suburban/rural areas. CDE awarded approximately $10.5 million with 21st CCLC funds and ESSER II funds to these centers across the state.


Program Overview - 21st CCLC Fact Sheet (PDF)

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) competitive grant program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The purpose of this important program is to to establish or expand community learning centers that:

  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, writing, and mathematics;
  2. Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
  3. Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

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Contact Us

Anna Young 21st CCLC State Coordinator | (720) 614-8666

Cody Buchanan - 21st CCLC Lead Consultant | (720) 614-8665

Jacqueline Chavez - 21st CCLC Lead Consultant | (720) 557-4655

Shannon Allen - E2 OST Lead Consultant | (720) 498-4675

Delaney McGinn - 21st CCLC Program Assistant | (303) 866-6679