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Nita M. Lowey Grant Competition

The Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC program is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015.

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.

2021-2022 Grant Competition

The 2021-22 Grant Competition is canceled!

The 21st CCLC program received a 6% reduction in funding for the 2021-2022 school year, thus cancelling a grant competition this Spring. The content on the page is from the 2020-2021 grant competition and may be helpful for planning a grant proposal for 2022-2023.

For a current list of grantees in Cohorts 12-17 please visit the 21st Century Grant Management web page.


ELIGIBLE ENTITY — The term ‘‘eligible entity’’ means a local educational agency, community-based organization, Indian tribe or tribal organization (as such terms are defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Act (25 U.S.C. 450b)), another public or private entity, or a consortium of 2 or more such agencies, organizations, or entities. A local educational agency receiving funds under Title I, Part A; partnered with an eligible entity. 

2020-2021 Grant Competition Materials

2019-2020 Grant Activity