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21st Century Community Learning Center Grants Available
Approximately 400 new grant awards will be made, supplementing the present 903 grantees (3,600 schools) serving about 615,000 children and 225,000 adults in the 50 states and territories. The average grant is $500,000 and supports four centers. The grant applicant must be a local educational agency and must work with other community-based organizations, such as public and nonprofit agencies, businesses, recreational, cultural, and/or other community service entities.
Information about the grant program and applications for three-year Community Learning Center grants are available from the Department of Education in print form or on their website at http://www.ed.gov/21stcclc. The website also lists a schedule of bidders’ conferences in each state and three larger regional conferences. These conferences, supported by the C. S. Mott Foundation, will help communities understand the rules and requirements of the competition, plan a high-quality program, and write a strong application. Applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, March 30, 2001.
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