Grant Application

The Nebraska Department of Education is pleased to announce the 2023 competition for the Nebraska 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant program. Nebraska’s 21st CCLCs create an afterschool environment focused on three overarching goals, 1) improving overall student academic success, 2) increasing positive behavior and social interactions, and 3) increasing active and meaningful family and community engagement. For a school to be eligible, at least 40.00% of students must have participated in free or reduced-cost meals in 2021-22.

The 2023 competition offers Continuation Grants for applicants that have successfully implemented 21st CCLC programming for five years and propose to continue to provide a quality 21st CCLC program to the same eligible school building population(s). There will be no 2023 competition for First-Time Grants.

All proposals must be submitted electronically. The digital submission deadline for this competition is 11:59 pm CT, Wednesday, February 1, 2023. A technical assistance Zoom grant writing workshop for Continuation Grant applicants will be conducted October 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm CT. The slide deck for this workshop will be posted below prior to the workshop. For grant application information or questions, contact Jan Handa,

Application-Continuation 2023 (Deadline 02/01/2023)

Required Tables & Forms

Scoring Rubric

Prescreened External Organizations

Non-Regulatory Guidance

2023 Grant Process Timeline

Slide Deck from 10/11/22 Grant Writing Workshop

Updated May 11, 2023 11:00am