Superintendent Juneau Announces Availability of After-School Grants


Friday, March 22, 2013
By Allyson Hagen
406-444-3160

Superintendent Juneau Announces Availability of After-School Grants

HELENA - Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is seeking applicants for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program, which provides federal funds to support high-quality programs for academic and enrichment activities for students when school is not in session. Approximately 76 community sites and over 15,000 students across Montana currently benefit from Community Learning Center programs.  The number of students served by these programs is up from 9,000 students in 2004.

"These centers are a vital part of our communities, providing children with educational and social opportunities after school and in the summer," said Superintendent Juneau. "They help keep Montana children healthy, safe and prepared for success in the classroom."

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program is a competitive grant program open to all public and private schools and community-based organizations who serve a high percentage of students from low-income families. For Montana, this means that grant awards are restricted to projects that primarily serve students attending schools that meet or exceed 40 percent free and reduced-price meal eligibility.

The application deadline is May 10, 2013. For more information, visit the 21st Century Community Learning Center web page: http://www.opi.mt.gov/Programs/TitlePrgms/SafeSchools/21Century/index.html.

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