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Contact us via email or call us in-state toll-free between 9:00am and 5:00pm MT at 1.888.231.9393, Local 406.444.3095


  • Mary Ellen Earnhardt, Educational Program Representative,  406.444.3519
  • Amanda Domino, Data Control Specialist, 406.444.1964 , FAX: 406.444.2955
  • Tracy Moseman, Coordinated School Health Unit, and Successful, Safe, and Healthy Students Program, 406.444.3000

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21st Century Community Learning Centers

Information and resources for sub-grantees, school staff, parents, students, and community members on 21st CCLC programs in Montana.

21st Century Community Learning CentersAfterschool Alliance Youth for Youth


News Updates

The Montana Afterschool Alliance (MTAA) is hosting a professional development summer conference on Aug. 15 – 16, 2016 at the Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, Montana. The MTAA has been working extremely hard with the organization of this event, and they are excited to be the host. This year’s keynote speaker is Ruby Payne, the author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty.

PLEASE NOTE: This conference is required for all 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grantees. Please register as soon as possible to help with the planning.

PLEASE REGISTER ASAP: You can click here to register. Click hereto learn more.

  • Grant Competition and Renewal Grant Applications
    • There will be no 21st CCLC grant competition this year!  Our next Grant competition will be for the 2017-18 school year.
    • For existing grantees, the renewal grant applications will be due June 17th.
  • 21st CCLC Data Reporting
    For more information, refer to email from Amanda Domino, dated Wed 3/9/2016 9:28 AM, Subject: “Spreadsheet Definitions and Reporting Instructions”
    • Submit Reports as requested to the OPI by the due dates listed below:
    • NOTE: Due dates are as follows; unless changed by the federal government, in which case, an update will be provided.  Late reporting will constitute non-compliance and will result in withholding of grant funds.)
    • Reporting Due Dates by Term, (on or before):
      • April 1, 2016: Summer (June 1-August 31, 2015)
      • May 2, 2016: Fall (September 1 – December 31, 2015)
      • June 6, 2016: Spring (January 1 – May 31, 2016)
  • Montana Afterschool Alliance's Summer Conference
    A Professional Development Conference brought to you by Montana Afterschool Alliance
  • Monday, August 15 – Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Montana Afterschool Alliance
    • Venue: Montana State University, Bozeman
    • In partnership with the MT Office of Public Instruction, specific programming will be included to fulfill training requirements for 21st Century Community Learning Center providers. This training will take place on Monday, August 15 from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM.
    • We are pleased to announce Ruby Payne as the keynote speaker for the conference. Dr. Payne’s bio is available at
    • Registration will open in April; approximate cost will be $150 per attendee for the full conference. A conference invitation with the registration link will be sent by email, and the link will also be available on our website at


  • Mary Ellen Earnhardt, Educational Program Representative, 406.444.3519
  • Amanda Domino, Data Control Specialist, 406.444.1964, FAX: 406.444.2955

Montana OPI

What is 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)?

21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)The 21st Century Community Learning Center Act (Title IV, Part B, of ESEA as reauthorized by No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) provides funds to LEAs and community based organizations through a competitive grant process. Awards must be for $50,000 or more and will be 5 years in duration.

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers provide opportunities for academic enrichment during non-school hours (before-school, after-school and summer) in a community learning center environment. Services reinforce and complement regular academic programs and offer literacy and educational development to families.

Award priority must be to eligible entities that propose to serve: a) students who primarily attend schools eligible for schoolwide programs; or (b) schools that serve a high percentage of students from low-income families/40 percent free and reduced priced meals; and the families of students described in (a) or (b). Priority may also be given to applications submitted jointly by LEAs receiving funds under Title I, Part A, and community based organizations or other public or private entities.

Federal and Montana State 21st CCLC Goals


Afterschool Snack and Summer Food Programs

The Afterschool Snack Program provides reimbursement for snacks to children who participate in afterschool educational or enrichment programs in an organized, structured and supervised environment.

Grantees Information

21st Century Regional Service Areas Map








Montana's 21st Century Grantees

Complete List: 2002-2015

2012 2013 2014 2015
East Helena Frazier Boys & Girls
Club of Yellowstone-
McKinley Teen
Heart Butte
Big Fork ACE Great Gallatin United Way Belgrade Charlo Seeley Lake
Boys & Girls Club
of Red Lodge
Hot Springs Coalition
K- 12 HS (Plains,Hot Springs)
Dixon Whitehall
Trout Creek Potomac Drummond  
Conrad Twin Bridges Frenchtown  
East Glacier   Hamilton High School
Hays-Lodge Pole Schools
    Hays-Lodge Pole Schools  
    Helena YMCA  
    Lame Deer  
    Lincoln Schools Consortium  
    Superior Consortium  

Regional Resources


Monitoring and Quality Improvement Tool

The primary purpose of the monitoring and quality improvement tool is to improve the quality of Montana's 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) programs by helping practitioners take a critical look at their programs against standards of best practice.

Monitoring and Quality Improvement Tool

Where Kids Come to Learn and PlayResource Links



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