Grant Application

The Nebraska Department of Education is pleased to announce the 2018 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 deadine for the 2018 grant competition is February 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

A technical assistance grant writing workshop for First-Time grant applicants was conducted October 23, 2017. The PowerPoint slide deck from this workshop is posted below.  For grant application information or questions, contact Jan Handa,, 402-471-0876.

2018 Application for a First-Time Grant (Deadline 02/01/18)

2018 Application for a Continuation Grant (Deadline 02/01/18)

2018 Technical Assistance for Applicants

PowerPoint for 10/23/17 First-Time Grant Writing Workshop

Required Tables & Forms

Prescreened External Organizations

Non-Regulatory Guidance

2018 Grant Process Timeline