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Nita M. Lowey Grant Competition

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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Program Supervisor
Program Supervisor

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.

2022-2023 School Year Grant Competition

Tentative Grant Competition Timeline, Request for Proposal (RFP)

There are no competitive priorities, for funding, for Cohort 18. OSPI will be holding TWO simultaneous competitions. Track A will only be competing with Track A applicants, and Track B will only be competing with Track B applicants.
  • Track A is for new grantees, an eligible entity that does not have a grant in cohorts 15-17.
  • Track B is for current grantees, a current grantee is defined as an entity that currently has a 21st CCLC grant(s) in cohort 15-17 and is applying for a new site(s). 

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