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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program

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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Program Supervisor
Program Supervisor

The Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. OSPI oversees the administration of the federal grant, Title IV Part B, which funds 21st Century programs for our students.

Spring 2022-2023 School Year Grant Competition 

The Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC grant awards are up to five years, contingent upon federal funding. Programs must show progress in implementing the project goals and activities as approved in their original grant proposal. 

2021-2022 Program Activity Calendar

Professional Development/Grantee Activity Calendar.


 21st Century Community Learning Centers map in Washington State

Washington COVD-19 Survey

This report describes how 21st CCLC subgrantees responded to the COVID-19–related school closures. The evaluation team administered a brief online survey to subgrantees to gather data that would answer the following evaluation questions: 1. Which programs still operated during spring 2020 and how? 2. What were the programs’ plans for summer 2020? 3. How were programs thinking about preparation for the 2020–21 school year? 4. What were the characteristics of online learning solutions implemented by programs during spring 2020?

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Renewability

Washington's decision for fiscal year '23 beginning July 1, 2022 is to not exercise renewability, but to award funds to eligible entities through the competitive application process. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) allows a State Education Agency (SEA) to renew 21st Century Community Learning Center subgrants based on subgrantees’ performance during the previous subgrant period [§4204(j)]. 

Program Guidance

Non-regulatory guidance from the Department of Education. 

Program Evaluations & Accountability

See guidelines and reports on state and local evaluations for programs and activities.


Find a list of 21st Century Learning Grantees.

Partners & Resources

Through a range of training and professional development services, we promote quality standards and offer opportunities for afterschool and youth development program providers to develop skills, receive support and network with peers.