Grants to Delaware nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations, and schools for programs that provide educational extracurricular activities. The program is intended for Title I schoolwide programs and schools that serve a high percentage of students from low-income families. Funding may be used to provide services such as academic enrichment, tutoring and mentoring, music, homework help, sports, cultural activities, community service opportunities, and family literacy programs.
The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with enrichment opportunities during those times school is not in session. 21st CCLC centers can be located in elementary or secondary schools or other similarly accessible community facilities. 21st CCLC must provide a range of high quality services to support student learning and development. Authorized under Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended Title IV Part B, the program’s specific purposes are to:Provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low performing schools, to meet state and local student achievement standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics.Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs and activities such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, recreation, technology education program and character education programs that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students.Offer opportunities for literacy and related educational development to families of participating students.Ideally, each program or activity shall:Be based upon an assessment of objective data regarding the need for before and after school (or summer recess) programs and activities in the schools and communities;Be based upon an established set of performance measures aimed at ensuring the availability of high-quality academic enrichment opportunities;If appropriate, be based upon evidence-based research that the program or activity will help students meet the State academic standards;Ensure that measures of student success align with the regular academic program of the school and the academic needs of participating students and include performance indicators and measures; andCollect the data necessary for the measures of student success.For a list of allowable activities, please see Page 6 of the Appendix B document in Supporting Documents, below.

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