Title IV - Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Comm Learning Centers
CSFA Number: 586-46-0423
Agency Name
State Board Of Education (586)
Agency Contact
Kristy Jones
Short Description
This 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.
Subject Area
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
PL 107-110
Objectives and Goals
Please reference the Request for Proposal (RFP) in the fiscal year of award at www.isbe.net/Pages/21st-Century-Community-Learning-Centers.aspx
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
Please reference the allowable activities outlined within the RFPs for this grant: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/21st-Century-Community-Learning-Centers.aspx

Institutions of Higher Education that receive a state award or federal pass-through award for a grant program administered by the Illinois State Board of Education will be restricted to a maximum indirect rate of 8% or other indirect cost rate calculated by their cognizant federal agency, whichever is less, pursuant to an exception to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and GATA approved by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.

This program is subject to federal non-supplanting requirements and grantees must use a restricted indirect cost rate that is referenced under 34 CFR 75.564-75.569, pursuant to federal regulations and an exception to the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and GATA approved by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget.
Eligibility Requirements
Public and private entities, including Local Education Agencies (LEAs) such as public
school districts, public university laboratory schools approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), state-authorized charter schools, area vocational centers, Regional Offices of Education (ROE), and Intermediate Service Centers (ISC); community-based organizations (CBO), including faith-based organizations (FBO); and other public and private entities are eligible to apply.

A consortium of two or more eligible applicants may also submit a proposal as a joint application.
Eligible Applicants
Education Organizations; Other;
Application and Award Processing
Grants are competitively awarded.
Assistance Consideration
There is no matching requirement with this program.
Post Assistance Requirements
The statute governing 21st Century Community Learning Center programs requires each state to
develop performance indicators and performance measures that it will use to evaluate the programs and activities. Illinois’ objectives, indicators, and measures can be found in RFP Appendix A. Accordingly, each grantee will be required to participate in the state evaluation process and to submit a local evaluation report on a timeline prescribed by ISBE. Each grantee will be monitored for implementation and program fidelity by ISBE. Grantees will be required to participate in a self-assessment survey, quarterly calls, and desk audits or on-site audits. In addition, some grantees may be identified for a financial audit conducted by ISBE’s Division of Federal and State Monitoring. Monitors will check program compliance and adherence to the activities outlined in the original proposals submitted by the grantees. The results of the monitoring visits will also be considered in determining the continuation of funding in subsequent years of the grant.

Grantees who expend $750,000 or more in total combined federal funds must have a single audit conducted for that year in accordance with the provisions of the OMB Circular A-133: Audit of States, Local Governments and Non-Profit Organizations. Where applicable, grantees must submit these audits to ISBE at the end of each fiscal year of the grant.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Non Regulatory Guidance, The ISBE Fiscal Policy and Procedures and Handbook.
34 CFR 76.561; 44 Ill. Adm. Code 7000.40; GATA 30 ICCS 708/
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2017 : $52,512,685
FY 2018 : $48,085,660
FY 2019 : $47,870,620
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details19-4421$50000 - $60000012/15/2017 - 02/15/2018 : 4:00 pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
28000000000-4421(13)Bureau/Henry/Stark ROE07/01/201908/31/2020999,520
15016503051-4421(19)Alternative Schools Network08/30/201908/31/2020600,000
15016425N00-4421(19)Greater Auburn Gresham Dev09/26/201906/30/2020600,000
31045067P00-4421(13)Fox Valley Park District08/08/201906/30/2020600,000
15016317N00-4421(19)Frida Kahlo Community Organizn11/05/201908/31/2020599,813