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

Overview

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
  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 25,000 students statewide. 

Utah 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Awards 2016-2017

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
The 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
The University of Utah: Utah Education Policy Center 

Resources

21st Century Community Learning Centers
United States Department of Education

21st Century Community Learning Centers Non-Regulatory Guidance
United States Department of Education

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

Utah Afterschool Network (UAN)