Grant Application

The Nebraska Department of Education is pleased to announce the 2019 competition for the Nebraska 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program, which is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended.  The postmark deadline for the 2019 grant competition is February 1, 2019.  The 2019 application and technical assistance materials will be posted on this web page by November 1, 2018.

Two types of 21st CCLC grants are available—(1) First-Time Grants for applicants proposing to serve eligible school building populations that have never been served by a 21st CCLC grant, and (2) Continuation Grants for applicants that have successfully implemented 21st CCLC programming for five years proposing to continue to provide a quality 21st CCLC program to those same eligible school building populations.

These grants support the establishment of community learning centers offering expanded learning opportunities in out-of-school time. The goals for the centers are to:

  • improve overall student success and learning performance in one or more academic areas, through academic support and enrichment activities
  • increase student social benefits and positive behavioral changes
  • increase active and meaningful family and community engagement in supporting students’ education

The PowerPoint presentation from the 11/07/18 workshop is posted below. For grant application information or questions, contact Jan Handa, 402-471-0876,

2019 Application for a First-Time Grant (Deadline 02/01/19)

2019 Application for a Continuation Grant (Deadline 02/01/19)

2019 Technical Assistance for Applicants

PowerPoint for 11/07/18 First-Time Grant Writing Zoom Workshop

Required Tables & Forms

Prescreened External Organizations

Non-Regulatory Guidance

2019 Grant Process Timeline

Updated June 13, 2019 8:35am