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West Virginia 21st Century Community Learning Centers


The West Virginia Department of Education will release the 2016 21stCentury Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Request for Proposal and Bidders’ Conference on Monday, March 7, 2016 for those organizations interested in applying for grant funding for 2016-2017.  It is recommended that any organization submitting an application view the Bidders’ Conference video.  Both the video and the RFP will be posted HERE.

*The Intent to Apply form located HERE and in the RFP must be submitted by Friday, April 1, 2016 in order to be eligible to submit an application for scoring.

This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly those who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

The program has served 120,000 students in West Virginia since 2004 and there are currently 139 sites operating around the state. 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs are delivered before school, after school, and during the summer months.

The West Virginia Department of Education makes competitive local grants (based on available federal funding) to eligible organizations to support the implementation of community learning centers that will assist student learning and development.  Eligible applicants are:

  • public and private agencies,
  • city and county governmental agencies,
  • faith-based organizations,
  • institutions of higher education, and
  • for-profit corporations

Lights On Afterschool was Thursday, October 22nd. Please click the link below for more information from the Afterschool Alliance website.


Information regarding the application process can be found in FAQ section of this website. If you have questions or need further information regarding West Virginia's 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, feel free to contact us.


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