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West Virginia 21st Century Community Learning Center

2014 Grant Application Bidders’ Webinar

The West Virginia Department of Education released the 2014 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Request for Proposal on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and held a webinar at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 for those organizations interested in applying for grant funding for 2014-2015. Participation in the webinar was strongly recommended, but not required, to submit an application. The webinar, lasted approximately 2 hours, and was recorded with the link posted below for those unable to participate at that time.

Click HERE to listen to the RECORDING of the 2014 WV 21st CCLC Bidder's Conference

*The Intent to Apply form located in the 2014 RFP must be submitted by Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in order to be eligible to submit an application for scoring.

It is recommended that you click the link below before accessing the link to the webinar in order to ensure that you have a supported Operating System and version of Java installed for Blackboard Collaborate 11.


Click here for 2014 RFP and other resources

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 102,000 students in West Virginia since 2004 and there are currently 169 sites operating around the state.  21st Century Community Learning Center 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 is Thursday, October 23rd. Please click the link below to access 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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