Grant Application

The Nebraska Department of Education is pleased to announce the 2024 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 2022-23.

The 2024 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 2024 competition for First-Time Grants.

All proposals must be submitted electronically. The digital submission deadline for this competition is 11:59 pm CT, Thursday, February 1, 2024. A technical assistance Zoom grant writing workshop for Continuation Grant applicants will be conducted November 6 at 11:00 am CT. For grant application information or questions, contact Jan Handa,

Application-Continuation 2024 (Deadline 02/01/2024)

Required Tables & Forms

Continuation Scoring Rubric 2024

Nebraska External Organizations 12-04-2023

Non-Regulatory Guidance

2024 Grant Process Timeline

Updated February 8, 2024 8:33am