WVDE Awards $3 Million in 21st CCLC Program Grants

February 04, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) announced today that it has awarded more than $3 million under the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program. The competitive grants went to local school systems, and community-based and faith-based organizations to help establish or expand out-of-school activities.  

The No Child Left Behind Act transferred the administration of 21st CCLC funds to the state to better coordinate efforts to raise student achievement by linking before-school, after-school, weekend and summer activities with classroom activities.  

The grants also emphasize partnerships between education, and community and faith-based organizations to ensure that students are receiving the extra local community help they need.  

The following organizations all received 21st CCLC funds:  

Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg Clay County Schools Community Resources, Inc. or Wirt County Marion County Schools Marshall County Schools Mercer County Schools Monroe County Schools Nicholas County Schools Planned Approach to Community Health of Roane County New River Health Association of Fayette County RESA IV for Braxton, Fayette, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas and Webster Counties RESA VII for Barbour, Doddridge, Harrison and Marion Counties Ritchie County Schools Student Aspect Preparatory School for Cabell and Wayne Counties Wayne County Schools and Playmates Preschool of Wayne County World Vision, Inc. for Barbour, Braxton and Taylor Counties  

Additional information regarding the WV 21st CCLC program, and future 21st CCLC competitions will soon be available on the WVDE website at: http://wvde.state.wv.us or may be obtain by emailing pgivens@access.k12.wv.us.  

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