The Nebraska Department of Education is accepting proposals for the 2015 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant competition. The goal of the 21st CCLC program is to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities as well as activities that complement the students’ regular academic programs. About $2 million is available to successful Nebraska applicants who offer services to eligible school buildings where at least 40 percent of the students qualified for free or reduced priced meals. Read the full announcement on the Beyond School Bells website or visit the Nebraska Department of Ed 21st CCLC website for further information.
A grant writing workshop for First-Time 21st CCLC Grants will be conducted October 22, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., at the Nebraska State Office Building, Lower Level, Conference Room B, in Lincoln and October 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at ESU #10, Conference Room A in Kearney. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend one of these workshops and to invite representatives of community-based organizations that may work collaboratively with them. For additional information, contact Jan Handa, grants manager for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 402.471.0876.