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Workshop Planned, CCLC Grants Available

January 21, 2000

AEL, in partnership with the Mott Foundation, the National Community Education Association, and the U.S. Department of Education, is hosting the workshop for prospective applicants for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant program.  

More than $185 million is available in the 2000 21st CCLC grant competition. The deadline for applying for these grants to the U.S. Department of Education is March 20, 2000. The workshop will be held February 4 at the Charleston House Holiday Inn.  

Offered since 1998, the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants are three-year grants from the U. S. Department of Education. Grants are targeted for school systems or schools wanting to conduct extended learning experiences such as pre-school, after school, and summer school programs for K-12 students and families.  

In 1999, the average grant award was $365,000 for three centers with an average annual cost per center of $35,000 to $200,000 depending on numbers served and programs offered.  

In the workshop, presenters will overview the grant program and the application, present tips on grant writing and collaboration, highlight funded programs in WV, and provide opportunities for question and answers with grantees and and a representative from the Department of Education. All participants must register to attend this day-long event. AEL will also review and provide feedback on draft grant applications if received prior to March 8.  

*** 21st CCLC Grant Writing Workshop *** February 4th, 2000 Charleston, West Virginia Charleston House Holiday Inn  

For Workshop Information: Contact Jane Hange hangej@ael.org or Carolyn Reynolds reynoldc@ael.org  

AEL -- 800/624-9120,  

There is no charge for participation but registration is limited.  

For further information on the 21st CCLC program or to download the application, go to the U.S. Department of Education web site at http://www.ed.gov/21stcclc/ Additional assistance is available online at http://www.ncrel.org/21stcclc/help.htm  

Sites of Interest:  

AEL http://www.ael.org  

The Mott Foundation http://www.mott.org  

National Community Education Association http://www.ncea.com  

U.S. Department of Education http://www.ed.gov

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