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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program

Contact Information

21st Century Community Learning Centers

(360) 725-6049
Heidi Schultz
Program Supervisor
Kayla Stewart
Program Specialist
Brian Moore
Admin Assistant

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.

 21st Century Community Learning Centers map in Washington State














21st CCLC 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. No grant is less than $100,000, and no grant will exceed $500,000.

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.

2019-2020 Program Activity Calendar

Professional Development/Grantee Activity Calendar.