Title IV, Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grants


The 21st CCLC Program is a competitive federal grant for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Community or Faith-Based Organizations (CFBOs) to serve students and their families attending schools with poverty levels of 40 percent or higher outside of regular school hours.
Authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the program’s specific purposes are to:

  1. provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students (particularly students in high-poverty areas and those who attend low-performing schools) meet State and local student performance standards in core academic subjects such as reading and mathematics;
  2. 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, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs, 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 literacy and related educational development

Currently, Utah has over thirty 21st CCLC grants, serving over 100 individual school or community sites and over 6,000 students statewide.

Utah State Board of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Program: Grant Awards 2018-2019

Utah State Board of Education 21st CCLC Grant: Orientation 2018

Evaluation Reports

Afterschool Program Quality Improvement in Utah: Development of a Program Quality Framework

This report includes information from two studies of afterschool program quality in Utah, based on Senate Bill (S.B.) 125, 2017 General Session, focusing on current afterschool program quality improvement practices and recommendations for future quality improvement efforts. S.B. 125 required the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) to establish rules for high quality afterschool program standards.

Afterschool Program Quality Improvement in Utah Report
University of Utah: Utah Education Policy Center 

21st CCLC: Services and Innovative Practices in Utah 2016-2017

This report include an evaluation of the 21st CCLC program sites. The dual purposes of the evaluation were to examine current 21st CCLC program offerings and identify 21st CCLC sites with exemplary and innovative program practices.

21st CCLC: Services and Innovative Practices in Utah
University of Utah: Utah Education Policy Center 


21st CCLC
United States Department of Education

21st CCLC Non-Regulatory Guidance

The National Center for Quality Afterschool
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)

Utah Afterschool Network (UAN)

2018-2019 Grant Application 

Note: The 2018-2019 competition for 21st CCLC grants is closed. If you are interested in being added to the e-mail list for 21st CCLC grant release information, please click the link below to complete the form.

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) 21st CCLC Grant Email List Form
Google Forms

Grant Information and Requirements 

USBE 21st CCLC Grant Application Packet

The 21st CCLC grant follows a five‐year grant cycle, with budget reductions in year 4 (25% reduction of the original amount) and year 5 (50% reduction of the original amount) of the grant cycle. 

Example of Grant Cycle: Original Amount Awarded Per Year: $100,000:

  • Year 1: $100,000
  • Year 2: $100,000
  • Year 3: $100,000
  • Year 4: $75,000
  • Year 5: $50,000

The total funding available for new grants for the 2018‐2019 school year is $3,068,795:

  • All proposed program sites must be at 40% or more poverty rate (free and reduced lunch rate)
  • The minimum amount for new applications is $100,000
  • Each organization can submit one new application and one re‐application
  • No more than 8 program sites can be included on one application
  • Must complete all required USBE application documents in either PDF or Excel format
  • The total amount of points for the application is 239 points

Timeline for Grant Application Process

Grant Application Open
Friday, August 10, 2018

Bidders’ Conference
Friday, August 31, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Required Letter of Intent
Friday, September 7, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

Application Documents Due
Friday, September 21, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

Grant Review Period
Monday, September 24, 2018 through Monday, October 29, 2018

Award Notification
Week of October 29, 2018

Bidders’ Conference Information

The Bidders’ Conference will be held Friday, August 31, 2018 at the USBE Basement West, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The conference provides prospective applicants with a review of the grant application process. The conference will be streamed via YouTube. You must sign in with an e-mail to ask questions during the Bidders’ Conference.

Letter of Intent Information

A Letter of Intent must be submitted by an organization to be considered for funding. The required Letter of
Intent must be submitted by Friday, September 7, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

USBE 21st CCLC Grant Required Letter of Intent for 2018-2019 School Year Application

Application Preparation and Submission

Application documents must be completed and received in the following formats:

  • Grant Application
    PDF Form
  • Grant Budget Narrative Form
    Excel Form
  • Partnership Letter(s) from District or School
    PDF, Scanned, and Word Documents
  • Absolute Priority (40% or above poverty rate at each of the proposed program sites)
    Excel, PDF, Scanned, and Word Documents
  • Priority Point Documentation
    Excel, PDF, Scanned, and Word Documents

Applications must be submitted via e-mail to afterschoolgrants@schools.utah.gov by Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. and must include all documents under Application Submission Checklist in the Application Packet.

USBE 21st CCLC Grant Application 2018-2019 Questions and Answers

Please contact Kamille Sheikh to receive the application documents and/or with any questions or concerns.

Contact Us

Kamille Sheikh
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7825 | E-mail

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | E-mail