Grant Application

The Nebraska Department of Education is pleased to announce the 2020 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 2018-19.

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 the same eligible school building populations.

The postmark deadline for the 2020 grant competition is Monday, February 3, 2020. A technical assistance Zoom grant writing workshop for First-Time grant applicants will be conducted November 6, 2019 – 10:00 a.m. CT, Nebraska State Office Building, 14th & “M” Streets, 6th Floor, V-Tel Conference Room, Lincoln. Instructions for connecting via Zoom. The slide deck for this workshop will be posted below prior to the workshop. For grant application information or questions, contact Jan Handa, 402-471-0876,

2020 Application for a First-Time Grant (Deadline 02/03/20)

2020 Application for a Continuation Grant (Deadline 02/03/20)

2020 Technical Assistance for Applicants

Slide Deck for 11/06/19 First-Time Grant Writing Zoom Workshop

Required Tables & Forms

Prescreened External Organizations

Non-Regulatory Guidance

2020 Grant Process Timeline

Updated December 19, 2019 9:12am