What is 21st CCLC?


This free program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

Types of Projects:

Each eligible entity that receives an award from the state may use the funds to carry out a broad array after-school activities (including those held during summer recess periods) to advance student achievement. These activities include:

  • Remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs, including those which provide additional assistance to students to allow the students to improve their academic achievement;
  • Mathematics and science education activities;
  • Arts and music education activities;
  • Entrepreneurial education programs;
  • Tutoring services, including those provided by senior citizen volunteers, and mentoring programs;
  • Programs that provide after-school activities for limited English proficient (LEP) students and that emphasize language skills and academic achievement;
  • Recreational activities;
  • Telecommunications and technology education programs;
  • Expanded library service hours;
  • Programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;
  • Programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled to allow them to improve their academic achievement;
  • Drug and violence prevention programs;
  • Counseling programs; and
  • Character education programs.

Additional Information:

  • Targets students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Targets students attending schools eligible for Title I School-Wide Program services and/or schools with at least 40% of the student body receiving free and reduced-price lunch.
  • Eligible applicants include school districts (including charter schools), educational consortia, non-profit agencies, for profit agencies, city or county governments, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education and consortiums of two or more such agencies.

A current map of Florida’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers and more information on these programs can be found at


New for the 2017-2018 School Year

 Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County received two new 21st CCLC grants in August 2017.

  • Naoma Donnelley Haggin Club in Delray Beach for Orchard View Elementary and Carver Middle School students.
  • Neil S. Hirsch Club in Wellington for Eagle Art Academy students.

2017-2018 Grant Narratives

Listed are the 2016-2017 Grant Narratives.  2017-2018 Narratives will be added once approved.

Continuing Improvement:


Last Update: 10/13/2017