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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) and Out-of-School Time Programs

The Colorado Department of Education is currently seeking a vendor/vendors to conduct an external evaluation of the Colorado Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Grant. Please see the Quote Request for more information, including grant program details, external evaluation requirements, and timelines. CDE will be accepting external evaluation proposals from potential vendors until July 15, 2024 at 5:00 pm MST. Please email proposals and any questions you may have to Bonnie Brett,


Program Overview - 21st CCLC Fact Sheet 2023 (Word)

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) competitive grant program is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. The purpose of this important program is to establish or expand community learning centers that:

  1. Provide opportunities for academic enrichment to help students meet state and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading, writing, and mathematics;
  2. Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities, such as youth development activities, service learning, nutrition and health education, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, arts, music, physical fitness and wellness programs, technology education programs, financial literacy programs, environmental literacy programs, mathematics, science, career and technical programs, internship or apprenticeship programs, and other ties to an in-demand industry sector or occupation for high school students that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and
  3. Offer families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development.

21st CCLC Funded Subgrantees

Currently Funded

Previously Funded

Contact Us

Anna Young Out-of-School Time (OST) Manager | (720) 614-8666

Cody Buchanan - OST Program Development Specialist | (720) 614-8665

Jacqueline Chavez - OST Programs and Partnership Specialist | (720) 557-4655

Shannon Allen - OST Programs and Partnership Specialist | (720) 498-4675

Susanna Spear - 21st CCLC Program Assistant | (720) 305-7536