Federal Programs - 21st Century Learning Centers
CSFA Number: 586-46-2245
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Kristy Jones
Short Description
ACT Now is a statewide organization that provides quality improvement, professional development, and policy support for afterschool programs statewide, including to 21st Century providers. We do this through trainings, webinars, and providing resources.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
PL 107-110
Objectives and Goals
Increase awareness and usage of state afterschool standards as a means to improve quality implementation of afterschool programs and will introduce new afterschool programs to the standards.

Identify gaps and opportunities for the development of afterschool programs in high need areas. Have stakeholder partners share about the online afterschool map. Have providers add their information to the map.

Increase provider capacity in implementing quality afterschool programs. Add new contracts to the ACT NOW newsletter list. Hold Afterschool advocates calls to build greater statewide representations. Facilitate standards trainings.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Restrictions
Funds cannot be used for lobbying purposes.
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Application through eGMS
Post Assistance Requirements
Fiscal and Programmatic quarterly reports through IWAS
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
The ISBE Fiscal Policy and Procedure Handbook, Grant Accountability and Transparency Act, 30ILCS 708/
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $85,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
15016191P00-4998(LC)Metropolitan Family Services07/01/201906/30/202085,000