Grant Details

Title 21st Century Community Learning Centers - Missouri
Website http://dese.mo.gov/early-extended-learning/afterschool-programs/grants
State Missouri
Type 21st Century, Afterschool Programs
Phone 573-522-2627
Email eelexl@dese.mo.gov
Address Kim Wolf Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education P.O. Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Range $50,000-$400,000
What is Funded Funds must be used to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that provide the following: 1. Academic enrichment learning programs, mentoring programs, remedial education activities, and tutoring services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet state and local student performance standards in core academic subjects of at least, but not limited to, reading/language arts, mathematics, and Missouri has added science. 2. Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students, such as the following:  Youth development activities;  Service-learning;  Services for individuals with disabilities;  Arts and music;  Programs that support a healthy and active lifestyle, including nutritional education and regular structured physical activity programs;  Literacy education programs, including financial literacy programs and environmental literacy programs;  Activities that enable students to be eligible for credit recovery or attainment;  Programs that provide after-school activities for students who are English learners that emphasize language skills and academic achievement;  Cultural programs;  Telecommunications and technology education programs;  Expanded library service hours;  Parenting skills programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy; 35  Programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled to allow the students to improve their academic achievement;  Drug and violence prevention programs and counseling programs;  Programs that build skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including computer science, and that foster innovation in learning by supporting nontraditional STEM education teaching methods;  Internships or apprenticeship programs; and  Programs that partner with in-demand fields of the local workforce or build career competencies and career readiness and ensure that local workforce and career readiness skills are aligned with the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Applicant must complete the Project Activity Plan as ATTACHMENT SEVEN-C The plan should describe all of the proposed regular opportunities/activities.
Who is Eligible Eligibility Criteria Any public or private organization is eligible to apply. Examples of agencies and organizations eligible under the 21st CCLC program include, but are not limited to: - Public schools, local education agency (LEA), - Charter schools, - Private schools, - Non-profit agencies, - Faith and community-based organizations, - Institutions of higher education, and - For-profit corporations. The statute also allows a consortium to apply. All entities applying for the 21st CCLC grant funds MUST collaborate with Local Education Agencies (school districts) and must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Restrictions Activities 21st CCLC Funds Cannot Be Used For (not all inclusive): 1. Any supplanting of current items or funds (e.g. using grant dollars to fund summer school classes previously offered and paid for by district or other funds, text books used by students during the regular day) 2. Capital improvements/expenditures: Costs which add to the permanent value of property or appreciably prolong its intended life 3. Entertainment, amusement, diversion and social activities, and any costs directly associated with such costs (such as tickets to shows or sports events, meals, lodging, rentals, transportation, and gratuities) 4. Preparation of the Proposal: Costs to develop, prepare, and/or write the 21st CCLC proposal cannot be charged to the grant directly 5. Pre or Post-Award Costs: Purchases made, services performed either before date of award or after conclusion of each award year 6. Purchases/services not related to or not approved for the awarded afterschool program 7. Game tables (i.e. fuse ball, ping-pong, air hockey) 8. Daily snacks or food for non-instructional purposes 9. Inflatables (i.e. bounce houses) 10. Incentives/Gifts (Student or Staff) 11. Student and/or child tuition fees, scholarships 12. Student stipends to attend program 13. Gift cards 14. Permanent playground equipment 15. Permanent construction 16. Installation 17. Parking lots 18. Signs (i.e. marquee and electronic) 19. Fundraising with grant money or with grant purchased items (regardless of the purpose for which the funds will be used) 20. Advertising not directly related to CCLC programming 21. Promotional or marketing Items 22. Website creation/maintenance not directly related to CCLC programming 23. Purchase of vehicles, buses, and golf carts 36 24. Purchase of trailers (may be considered on a case by case basis with prior written DESE approval) 25. Cannot be used for matching funds for other state or federal grants 26. Cell phones for personal use or cell phone data plans 27. Materials not age appropriate to the ages served in grant Questionable Items (not all inclusive). Questionable may not necessarily mean unacceptable, but appropriate cost share and prior approval will be required. 1. Office furniture/equipment/supplies 2. Field trips (must be tied to academic component, and/or bring awareness to college and careers. Documentation of lesson plans, student surveys, student essays, or journals are required) 3. Sheds 4. Large fitness equipment (i.e. elliptical, treadmills, weight machines) 5. Smart boards 6. Servers 7. Excessive electronic purchases (i.e. computer carts, iPads, video equipment, digital cameras, video game consoles) 8. Large software packages 9. Food (See Food Policy) 10. Necessary maintenance, normal repairs and alterations 11. Car Rentals (must have written prior approval from DESE Extended Learning) 12. T-Shirts (must be for safety of children on field trips) 13. Student overnight and out-of-state trips
How to Apply Visit their website. Under the section for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, click on the link to an application.
Deadline April
Deadline Details Letter of Intent due mid-March for the 2016 year Submission due mid-April for the 2016 year

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Scope: US-Missouri

Deadline: 04-April

Type: 21st Century, Afterschool Programs

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