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Technical Assistance Session For 21st CCLC Grant Applications Scheduled

October 07, 2004

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is sponsoring a technical assistance session for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Grant Application Package from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, at the Flatwoods Days Inn, in Sutton, Braxton County. An additional workshop on “How to Write a 21st Century Community Learning Center Application” is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. also at the Days Inn in Flatwoods.  

The 21st CCLC Technical Assistance session will provide prospective applicants with: • Copies of the application package; • An overview of the WV application package, review process and grantee requirements; • Examples of effective partnerships and high quality after school programs; and • A question and answer session.  

21st Century Community Learning Centers grants, to operate after school programs for children in high poverty areas, have been administered on a statewide level by the WVDE since 2003. New grants of at least $50,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis on July 1, 2005. Applicants may include schools or school systems, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, public, and/or private agencies.  

A competitive priority will be given to applications that serve children in schools designated as “in need of improvement” under Title I, and also WVDE-identified low performing schools.  

To register for the Technical Assistance session, click here http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2004/21stc.doc The Grant Application Package and Informational Flyer is available online at http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2004/21stCenturyAp.doc Deadline for completed applications is 3 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2005. for information regarding the Technical Assistance Session, contact Pat Givens at pgivens@access.k12.wv.us or at (304) 558-7881.  

The Community Education Association of West Virginia (CEA of WV) will also sponsor a meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday October 19, at the Flatwoods Days Inn. The CEA of WV is a statewide advocacy group for after-school and community education. CEA is an affiliate of the national Community Education Association (NCEA). The meeting will be devoted to building community and statewide support for after-school programs, and sharing a WV Action Plan focusing on advocacy/sustainability and statewide communication. For more information about CEA of WV, contact Jackie Fischer-Murray at jfischer@access.k12.wv.us.

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