Grant Details

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

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Rhode Island Department of Education


    The purpose of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is to provide before- and after-school, weekend, and/or summer school academic enrichment opportunities for children attending high-poverty, low-performing schools to help them meet local and state academic standards in core content areas such as reading, mathematics, and science. 21st CCLC programs may also provide activities for youth development, drug and violence prevention, art, music, character education, counseling, and recreation to enhance the programs academic components. 21st CCLC programs must also include a family education or family literacy component.

    The Rhode Island department of Education (RIDE) provides funds to support the development of high quality after-school and summer programs through a competitive process that prioritizes high poverty areas. All 21st CCLCs must show a partnership between the target school(s) and a community- or faith-based organization.


    History of Funding

    RIDE currently supports after school and summer programs in over 50 elementary, middle and high schools, serving over 10,000 students each year. Current 21st CCLC grantees can be seen at

    Additional Information

    21st CCLC programs provide a broad array of opportunities for students and their families including such things as:

    • Academic Supports: homework help, tutoring, hands-on science, math clubs, literacy activities, SAT preparation, and more;
    • Arts: dance, theatre, music, visual arts, ceramics, etc.
    • Physical Activity: martial arts, swimming, soccer, baseball, sailing, skating, yoga, basketball, personal training, etc.
    • Youth Development: leadership development, social skills, violence prevention, mediation skills, community service, etc.
    • Health Promotion: nutrition education, healthy cooking, substance abuse prevention, good decision-making, physical activity, etc.
    • Family Engagement: family events, family field trips, adult education, etc.
    • Career Exploration and College Access: community service, internships, job shadowing, college visits, college application support, etc.


    William Trimble

    William Trimble
    255 Westminster Street
    Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 222-4650

  • Eligibility Details

    Any public or private organization serving preschool through 12th grade is eligible. Examples of agencies and organizations eligible under the 21st CCLC program include, but are not limited to:

    • Local school districts, also referred to as local educational agencies (LEAs);
    • Title 1 schools and non-profit agencies;
    • City or county government agencies;
    • Faith and community-based organizations;
    • Institutions of higher education; and
    • For-profit corporations.

    Deadline Details

    Interested applicants should contact the Rhode Island Department of Education for information on how to apply.

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary.

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