||21st Century Community Learning Centers - Oklahoma
|| 21st Century, Afterschool Programs
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 414
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73115
|What is Funded
||The purpose of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program is to provide opportunities for applicants to establish or expand activities in community learning centers. Services provided focus on helping children in low income schools succeed academically through the application of scientifically based practice.
|Who is Eligible
||Eligible applicants must propose to serve students who attend a school site that is eligible for designation as a Title I school-wide program. To be eligible for this designation at least 40 percent of the students must qualify to receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program. Faith-based and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply. A partnership with a local school district is required to be eligible. Local Education Agency (LEA) applicants must demonstrate partnerships with community-based organizations.
||NON-ALLOWABLE EXPENSES AND ALLOWABLE EXPENDITURES
Expenditures must follow Federal and State guidelines and must be clearly tied to goals and objectives of the program. Supporting documentation for expenditures is required.
Some examples of non-allowable expenditures are:
? District level expenses not directly or clearly related to the program
? Facilities or vehicles
? Salary of any type paid to the school superintendent
? Travel expenses for individuals not involved with the project
? Grant writing services
? Interest rates on credit cards
? Late fee payments on credit cards
? New construction or capital improvements such as permanent fixtures or renovations
? Promotional or marketing items such as flags or banners
? Decorative items
? Bonuses or incentives for personnel including cash or material items
? Incentives for students including prizes and clothing
Entertainment such as amusement, diversion, and social activities
? Non-academic field trips
? Gift cards
? Activities that take place during the regular school day
? Textbooks and workbooks
Some examples of allowable expenditures are:
? Salaries and benefits for program staff
? Professional development activities, including travel
? Educational equipment required for implementing program activities
? Materials and supplies associated with hands-on, active, and project-based learning
? Student transportation
|How to Apply
||Go to their website and follow the link that says OSDE Guidance. In this document it states that the application will be submitted online.
||Prior to 2014, Letters of Intent were due in July and the application is due in August. However, there was no further information on when LOI or Applications would be due in 2015. Please see their website for the most up-to-date information.